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Vital Statistics offices are open from 8 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, except 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesdays in Pompano Beach.


Birth Certificates

Florida Department of Health in Broward County

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County’s Vital Statistics Offices are committed to providing the highest quality and most expeditious service possible in the provision of birth records. There are three ways to obtain birth certificates.   

Apply in Person
Three convenient locations, from 8 AM - 4:30 PM Monday through Friday, except 9:30 AM - 6:00 PM Wednesdays in Pompano Beach Apply by Mail
Please include:
  • Signed application
  • Birth Certificate Application
  • A copy of one of the following valid identifications
    • Driver's License
    • Passport
    • Military ID
    • State ID
  • Your daytime telephone number
  • Your payment
  • A self-addressed stamp envelope (for regular processing service)

Mailing Address:
Florida Department of Health in Broward County
Attention: Vital Statistics
780 SW 24 Street
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Apply by Phone

Please call (954) 467-4700 Ext. 5881 to reach the Vital Statistics Office.

You will need the following to process your order:

  • A copy of one of the following valid identifications
    • Driver's License
    • Passport
    • Military ID
    • State ID
  • Your daytime telephone number
  • Credit card payment
    • American Express
    • Discover Card
    • Master Card
    • Visa

Apply by Internet

Vitalchek is a third party company that will process your credit card information only over the Internet or phone.  Vitalchek charges a handling fee which is included in the additional fees. Fee is nonrefundable.

Call Vitalchek at (866) 830-1906 or visit Vitalchek

The Florida Department of Health in Broward County Vital Statistics Office does not handle Marriage Licenses, Divorce Decrees, Probate, Wills or Social Security.

Additional Information:
Broward County Clerk of the Courts
Social Security Administration
Out of State Vital Records
Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville