The Florida Department of Health in Monroe County can copy and distribute any birth certificate issued in Florida as far back as 1930.
Birth certificates are not public record: Access is limited to individuals 18 years of age or older who would like a copy of their own birth certificate and to parents or guardians (who present court documents verifying legal custody) who would like copies of their children's birth certificates.
Cost is $16 per copy. Payment can be made with cash, check or money order either in person or by mail.
Anyone requesting a copy of a birth certificate must complete an application and present a valid form of ID, such as a driver's license or passport.
Hours are 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. weekdays. The office can be reached at 305-676-3840
Download the Application for a Florida Birth Record.
Applications can be mailed to:
Alternatively, birth records can be obtained at the the local Tax Collector's Office in Key West and Key Largo.