Florida County Resources

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This entry was originally written by the Florida Pioneer Descendants Certification Program Committee of the Florida State Genealogical Society, Inc. for Red Book: American State, County, and Town Sources.

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In the majority of counties, the original marriage records are retained in the office of the clerk of courts located in the county seat. Queries and requests for information from Florida counties should be addressed to: “Clerk of Courts, ____ County Courthouse,” at the address given in the following county chart. Names in parentheses are former names of the county. The original birth and death records are available at the county health departments with few exceptions (see Vital Records). Many of the courthouse records have been microfilmed by the LDS church and can be ordered through the FHL.

By 2006, every county will make available indexes to “official records” beginning no later than January 1, 1990, at www.myfloridacounty.com. Examples include deeds, marriage certificates, judgments, liens, probate, and other types of documents. Currently, many counties have indexes to earlier dates such as 1900. Once the record is found, records can be ordered and paid for online.

See www.myfloridacounty.com or www.rootsweb.com/~flsgs/flcounties.htm for current county information.



Map County County Address Date Formed Parent County(ies) Birth Marriage Death Land Probate Court
B4 Alachua 201 E University Ave P.O. Box 600 Gainesville 32602-0600 1824 Duval/ St Johns 1867 182618401850
A5 Baker 339 E. Macclenny Ave Macclenny 32063-2231 1861 New River 1877 187718771880
K3 Bay 300 E 4th St Panama City 32401-3056 1913 Calhoun/Washington 1913 188519131913
Washington County land records transferred here
Benton (see Hernando)
A5 Bradford P.O. Drawer B Starke 32091 1858 Columbia/(New River) 1875 187518681875
D7 Brevard P.O. Box 999 Titusville 32781-0999 1844 Mosquito/(St. Lucie) 1930 1868 187118771879
J4 Caloun 20859 S. E. Central Ave Rm 130 Blountstown 32424-2263 1838 Franklin 1880186218621877?
G7 Charlotte 350 E Marion Ave P.O. Box 511687 Punto Gorda 33951-1687 1921 DeSoto 192219211917192119211921
C4 Citrus 110 N. Apopka Ave Inverness 34450-2431 1887 Hernando 1887188718871887
A5 Clay 825 N Orange Ave/ P.O. Box 698 Green Cove Springs 32043-0698 1858 Duval 1872187118591859
H6 Collier 3301 Tamiami Trail East/ P. O. Box 413044 Naples 33941-3044 1923 Lee 1923192319231923
A4 Columbia 173 N.E. Hernand/ P.O. Box 2069 Lake City 32056-2069 1832 Alachua 1876187118681895
Dade (see Miami-Dade)
F5 DeSoto 115 E Oak St Rm 101 Arcadia 34266-2401 1887 Manatee 1887188718871887
B3 Dixie P.O. Box 1206 Cross City 32628-1206 1921 Lafayette 192419211871
A6 Duval 330 E Bay St Rm 103 Jacksonville 32202-2921 1822 St. Johns 189318221901190119051901
J1 Escambia 190 Governmental Center Pensacola 32501-5773 1821 original 189118211919182118211821
Fayette 1832 (abolished, 1834; territory annexed to Jackson)
B6 Flagler P.O. Box 787 Bunnell 32110-0787 1917 St. Johns/Valusia 1917?1917?
B1 Franklin 33 Market St Ste 203 Apalachicola 32320 1832 Jackson 188718741832
A1 Gadsden P.O. Box 1649 Quincy 32351-1649 1823 Jackson 184918491837?
B4 Gilchrist 112 S Main St/ P.O. Box 37 Trenton 32693-0037 1925 Alachua 1926192619261926
G6 Glades 500 Ave J/ P.O. Box 10 Moore Haven 33471-0010 1921 DeSoto 1921192119211921
K4 Gulf 1000 Cecil G. Costin Sr Blvd Rm 148 Port St Joe 32456 1925 Calhoun 1925192519251925
A3 Hamilton 207 First St N. E. Rm 106 Jasper 32052-6693 1827 Jefferson 1824183618301881
F5 Hardee P.O. Drawer 1749 Wauchula 33873-1749 1921 DeSoto 1921192119211921
H6 Hendry 25 E Hickpoochee Ave/ P.O. Box 1760 Labelle 33975-1760 1923 Lee 1923192319231923
D4 Hernando 20 N Main St Rm 130 Brooksville 34601-2800 1843 Alachua (Benton) 1900187819001877
F6 Highlands 590 S Commerce Ave Sebring 33870-3867 1921 DeSoto 1921192119211921
E4 Hillsborough P.O. Box 1110 Tampa 33601-1110 1834 Alachua 187518461900183718451846
J3 Holmes P.O. Box 397 Bonifay 32425-0397 1848 Jackson/Walton 1902190019021900
E7 Indian River P.O. Box 1028 Vero Beach 32961-1028 1925 St. Lucie 192519251925192519251925
J4 Jackson P.O. Drawer 510 Marianna 32447-0510 1822 Escambia 1848184818481848
A2 Jefferson County Courthouse Rm 10 Monticello 32344-9539 1827 Leon 1827182719001900
A3 Lafayette P.O. Box 88 Mayo 32066-0088 1856 Madison 185718731838
D5 Lake 550 W Main St/ P.O. Box 7800 Tavares 32778-7800 1887 Orange/Sumter 188718871887?
H5 Lee P.O. Box 2469 Ft meyers 33902-2469 1887 Monroe 188????
A2 Leon P.O. Box 726 Tallahassee 32302-0726 1824 Gadsden/Duval 1825182518241825
C4 Levy P.O. Drawer 610 Brason 32621-0610 1845 Alachua/Hillsborough 1854185018471850
A1, K4 Liberty P.O. Box 399 Bristol 32321-0399 1855 Gadsden 1857185718591884
A3 Madison P.O. Box 237 Madison 32341-0237 1827 Jefferson 1831183118461838
F5 Manatee P.O. Box 25400 Brandenton 34206-5400 1855 Hillsborough 190118561915184318571858
C5 Marion 110 NW 1st Ave Ocala 34475 1844 Alachua/Mosquito 1844184418461849
G8 Martin 100 E ocean Blvd Rm 200 Stuart 34994 1925 Palm Beach/St. Lucie 1925192519251925
J8 Miami-Dade 73 W Flager St Ste 242 Miami 33130-1731 1836 Monroe (Dade) 19141840??1888
K7 Monroe 500 Whitehead St Key West 33040-6581 1823 St Johns 182618261888?
Mosquito (see Orange)
A5 Nassau P.O. Box 456 Fernandina Beach 32035-0456 1824 Duval 1867184018731873
New River (see Bradford)
J2 Okaloosa 101 E James Lee Blvd Crestview 32536 1915 Santa Rosa/Walton 1915191519151915
F7 Okeechobee 304 N W Second St Rm 101 Okeechobee 34972-4146 1917 Osceola/Palm Beach/ St Lucia 191519251915188719171917
D6 Orange 425 N Orange Ave/ P.O. Box 4994 Orlando 32801-4627 1824 St Johns (Mosquito) 1869184718711847
E6 Osceola 2 Courthouse Sq Ste 2000 Kissimmee 34741-5487 1887 Brevard/Orange 1887188718871887
G7 Palm Beach 301 N Olive Ave West Palm Beach 33401 1909 Dade 1909190919091909
D4 Pasco 38053 Live Oak Ave Dade City 33523-3894 1887 Hernando 1887187618821887
E4 Pinellas 315 Court St Clearwater 33756-5165 1911 Hillsborough 19121911?1911
E5 Polk P.O. Box 9000 Drw CC-1 Bartow 33831-9000 1861 Brevard/Hillsborough 18921862186218611867
B5 Putnam P.O. Box 758 Palatka 32178-0758 1849 Alachua/Marion/St Johns 184918491849
A6 St Johns P.O. Box 300 St Augustine 32085-0300 1821 original 1823182118441821
St Lucie (1) 1844 (renamed Brevard, 1855)
F8 St. Lucie (II) 221 S Indian River Dr Ft Pierce 34950-4350 1905 Brevard 1905?1905?
J1 Santa Rosa P.O. Box 472 Milton 32572-0472 1842 Escambia 1869186918781869
G5 Sarasota 2000 Main St Sarasota 34237-6022 1921 Manatee 1921192119211921
D6 Seminole 301 N Park Ave/ P.O. Box 8099 Sanford 32772-1243 1913 Orange 1913191319131913
D5 Sumter 209 N Florida St Bushnell 33513-6146 1853 Marion 1853185418561853
A3 Suwannee 200 S Ohio Ave Live Oak 32064-3200 1858 Columbia 18591859185918601859
A2 Taylor P.O. Box 620 Perry 32347-0620 1856 Madison 1857185718701857
A4 Union 55 W Main St Rm 103 Lake Butler 32054-1600 1921 Bradford 19211921192119211921
C6 Volusia 101 N Alabama Ave DeLand 32724-4316 1854 Orange 1856186918551855
A1 Wakulla 3056 Crawfordville Hwy/ P.O. Box 6048 Crawfordville 32327-3136 1843 Leon 1892184318921843
J2 Walton 571 Hwy 90 East DeFuniak Springs 32433 1824 Escambia/Jackson 1885188618821886
J3 Washington 1293 W Jackson Ave/ P.O. Box 647 Chipley 32428-0647 1825 Jackson/Walton 1877188018801890
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