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Birth Certificates

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  •  850-595-6543

    Mailing Address

    Fairfield Service Center, 1295 West Fairfield Drive, Pensacola, Florida 32501 



Birth Certificates are often needed for entrance to school, voter registration, marriage, passports, veteran benefits, public assistance, social security benefits and obtaining a driver’s license.

Florida birth certificates are issued through the Vital Statistics Office at the Florida Department of Health in Escambia County (DOH-Escambia). Orders may be placed in person, by mail, or online through VitalChek.

By mail:

Complete and submit your application to:

Florida Department of Health in Escambia County
Attn: Vital Records
1295 West Fairfield Drive
Pensacola, FL 32501

A valid photo ID (driver’s license, state ID card, passport, or military ID) is required with all orders. Birth certificate fees are $11.00 for the first copy; $10.00 for each additional copy. Forms of payment accepted are: cash, money order, debit card, Visa and MasterCard. Please make money orders payable to DOH-Escambia.

Florida Birth Certificates Can Be Obtained By: 

  1. Either parent (if named on the certificate)
  2. Registrant, if over 18
  3. Attorney representing the registrant or parent (if application made on letterhead)
  4. Legal guardian with guardianship papers

Application for a Florida Birth Certificate MUST Include: 

  1. Full name of the registrant as it appears on the certificate
  2. Date of birth
  3. City or county of birth
  4. Names of both parents (including mother’s maiden name)
  5. Signature of applicant
  6. Relationship to registrant
  7. Mailing address
  8. A copy of a valid photo identification (front and back)
  9. The fee ($11.00 for 1 copy; $10.00 for each additional copy).

Amendments to a Florida Birth Certificate: 

If there is an error on your or your child’s Florida birth certificate, contact the State Office of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville, Florida at 904-359-6900, Extension: 9005. Amendment forms are available on the FloridaHealth Certificates and Registries web page or can be picked up at DOH-Escambia. This form must be notarized.

If the Person was not Born in Florida: 

Please go to the following link to order certificates from other states:

Additional Resources 

Birth Certificate Application (523 kb; pdf)

Location & Contact Information 

Fairfield Service Center
1295 West Fairfield Drive

The Birth Certificate office is open:
Monday - Friday from 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.
Call 850-595-6543 for more information.