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Birth Certificates

New River Community Health Care Center and the Florida Department of Health in Union County

Vital Statistics 

The Florida Department of Health in Union County can assist you with obtaining a State of Florida birth certificate.

Birth Certificates are available for persons who were born in the State of Florida only from 1930 to the present. Birth Certificates earlier than 1930 can be obtained from the State Vital Statistics Office in Jacksonville by calling (904) 359-6900 Ext. 9000 or by calling the credit card line at (877) 550-7330. The mailing address is: State Office of Vital Statistics, Attn: Customer Services, Post Office Box 210, Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

Applying for a Birth Certificate 

You may apply for Birth Certificates in person or by mail.

In Person: Our office is located at 495 E Main St, Lake Butler, FL 32054. The vital statistics office is open from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

By Mail: Print and mail the completed Application for Birth Certificate form along with payment and a copy of appropriate identification to the Union County Health Department Office of Vital Statistics, 495 E Main St, Lake Butler, FL 32054.

Identification: Birth Certificates are NOT public record and may be issued to only certain individuals. Applicants for these certificates must present an official, picture identification card, such as their Driver's License, Passport, or other State Identification card.

Cost and Payment: Cash, Credit Cards, Money Orders, and Cashier's Checks are accepted NO Personal Checks are accepted.

  • First Copy - $15.00
  • Additional copies ordered at the same time - $8.00 each
  • Protective Sleeve - $3.00


Birth Certificates can be issued only to the registrant (the child named on the record) if of legal age, parent(s) (name(s) that are stated on the birth certificate), guardian or other legal representative or by court order.

The Florida Department of Health in Union County Vital Statistics Office DOES NOT handle marriage licenses, divorce decrees, probate, wills or Social Security.