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Death Certificates

Florida Department of Health in Taylor County

Death Certificates:  $10.00 each

Death certificates are public record without cause of death. Anyone may obtain certified copies without the cause of death information. The cause of death becomes public information after 50 years from the date of death. By Florida law, the cause of death is considered confidential prior to that time.

Death certificates which includes the cause of death may only be issued to the decedent's spouse, parent, and (if of legal age) child, grandchild, or sibling, or anyone who provides a will, insurance policy or other document that demonstrates their interest in the estate of the decedent or anyone who provides documentation that he or she is acting on the behalf of any of the previously mentioned persons, or by court order. Additionally, the recipient must be 18 years of age or older and present a valid ID such as a Driver's License, State Issued Identification Card, Passport, and/or Military Identification Card.

If the death occurred before 2009, please visit:
Florida Deptartment of Health Certificates and Registries

If the death occurred in another county in Florida, please visit:
FL Dept of Health County Dept Listing

If the death occurred in another state, please go to the following link to obtain address information to order the certificate:
http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w.htm