As a partner of the Florida Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Statistics, Florida-born citizens are now able to get certified copies of their birth certificates at our Palm City and Indiantown office locations. Since birth records are required for obtaining or renewing Florida driver’s licenses and State Identification cards, the partnership between the Martin County Tax Collector and the Florida Department of Health makes this process easier by consolidating services and allowing residents to complete both transactions at the same office and substantially improve our service to the public.
Step by step instructions on obtaining a Florida birth certificate:
Step 1: Picture ID
You must bring ONE valid and current picture identification to apply for a Florida birth certificate. If you are a parent requesting a copy of your child’s Florida birth certificate, you MUST bring your valid and current picture ID. Acceptable forms of picture ID include: Check List
Step 2: Eligibility
Determine your eligibility (relationship) to receive a Florida birth certificate. You must meet ONE of the following criteria:
- Be the child named on the Florida birth certificate AND 18 years of age or older, OR
- Be the parent of the person named on the Florida birth certificate and a valid photo ID.
Step 3: Certificate Holder Information
Be prepared to provide information about the person named on the Florida birth certificate:
- Full name of person at birth and any subsequent legal name changes.
- Date of birth.
- City or county of birth.
- Mother’s full name including her maiden surname, AND
- Father’s full name (if his name is on the record.)
Step 4: Application for Florida Birth Record
Florida Birth Certificate Fees:
A Certified Computer Certificate: $23.25 ($17.00 for Florida Department of Health Birth Certificate Fee + $6.25 for Martin County Tax Collector Administrative Fee.)
- A computer generated copy of the original record
- Accepted as legal proof of birth and citizenship.
- Available for all Florida births 1920 to present. (For births certificates prior to 1920 contact: