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Death Certificates

Florida Department of Health in Marion County

The Florida Department of Health in Marion County can provide certificates for deaths that occurred in Florida from 2009 to present.

Older death records are available from The Bureau of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville. Find out more at www.FloridaHealth.gov/certificates.

Anyone may request a copy of a death certificate if the cause of death is not shown on the certificate.

To obtain a copy of a death certificate with the cause of death listed on the certificate, you must be one of the following:

  • Spouse
  • Parent
  • Child
  • Grandchild
  • Sibling aged 18 or older
  • Beneficiary of a deceased person’s life insurance policy (must provide documentation)
  • Estate administrator (must provide documentation).

Proof of identity is required to prove eligibility. Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License, State ID Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, Military ID, or U.S. Passport. Expired identification will not be accepted.

Fees

Certified Death Certificate: $10.00

  • Available for all deaths that ocurred in Florida from 2009 to present

Optional Purchase:

Protective plastic sleeve for the death certificate, $3.00

How to Order

In-Person at our Ocala facility, 1801 SE 32nd Avenue:

  • Cash, checks, money orders, Visa and MasterCard are acceptable forms of payment. Current ID is required in person.
  • Acceptable forms of ID are Driver’s License, State ID Card issued by the Department of Motor Vehicles, Military ID, or U.S. Passport.
  • Marion County Vital Statistics is open 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Monday-Friday.

By Mail:

  • Fill out the Application for Florida Death Record
  • Include a check or money order made payable to Florida Department of Health in Marion County.
  • Include a copy of the applicant’s valid identification.
  • Orders will be processed within 5–7 business days. This does not include postal transit time to and from our office.
  • Orders will be returned unprocessed if the requests are incomplete.

If the death occurred in another state, see the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention Where to Write for Vital Records page.