Broward County (FL) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Broward County (FL) birth certificate online and avoid waiting in line at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Broward County birth certificate mailed to you.


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Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine.

Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible.

Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.

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Broward County, Florida (FL) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in Broward County or the city of Fort Lauderdale. are issued a Florida birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement for several U.S. official processes, such as when a Broward County citizen needs to:

  • Obtain a government-issued identification document, including a passport, a social security card, a driver’s license, amongst others
  • Enroll in school university, or sports activities
  • Get married

If your Broward County, Florida birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Broward birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Broward County, (FL) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Broward County, Florida birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once your Broward birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

Broward County birth certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Broward County, Florida:

  • Long-form copy of a Broward, (FL) birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes. Also known as Birth certificate long form, or certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Short-form copy of a Broward, (FL) birth certificate: an abstract of the birth record that only shows the individual's basic information. Also known as informational copy. It cannot be used for legal purposes.

Long-form authorized copies are the only certificates that can be provided to prove identity, nationality, and age and are necessary for several bureaucratic processes such as applying for a U.S. passport or Social Security number.

Official copies carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.


How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Broward County

To order an authorized copy of an Broward County (FL) birth certificate:

  • Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  • Print and sign it in the presence of a notary public
  • Mail it to the Florida vital records office with the necessary requirements, a prepaid self-addressed envelope, and payment (as detailed in the personalized instructions you will receive)

Your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of Broward County Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics
ATTN: Vital Records Section
P.O. Box 210,
1217 North Pearl Street
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

Alternatively, Broward County citizens born in or around Fort Lauderdale can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Broward County Clerk’s Office.

Citizens of the rest of Broward County who prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours —although this usually entails waiting in line:

Broward County Department of Health
2421A S.W. 6th Avenue
Fort Lauderdale, FL 33315

Please note that as of May 3rd, 2023, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircrafts. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Broward County birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Broward County, Florida birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with your personal data:

  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Full name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • Mother’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Broward County birth certificate need to prove their identity and be over 18 years old.

Proof of identity can be provided using any of the following documents:

  • State of Florida Driver’s License
  • State of Florida ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory state-issued
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory
  • U.S. Passport or foreign issued
  • Military ID Card

Who is eligible to apply

An official copy of a Broward County birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • Subject of the birth certificate
  • Mother or father named on the certificate
  • Child of the person the certificate refers to
  • Spouse of the registrant
  • Sibling of the person the certificate refers to
  • Grandchild of the certificate’s subject
  • Maternal or paternal grandparent of the person named on the record
  • Legal guardian or the legal representative of the certificate’s subject
  • Legal representative of the registrant’s parent, adoptive parent, or guardian

Please note that the documentation that must be presented alongside the Broward County birth certificate application may vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.

How to Request an Apostille for a Broward County Birth Certificate

If you need to use your birth certificate outside the U.S territory, your document should bear an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

This can be obtained by mail. Simply send your official birth certificate, together with the apostille fee to the Secretary of State’s office in a self-addressed postage-paid envelope. Make sure to have Certificate of Authentication Request at hand. Certain counties may have additional requirements.

Florida Authentications Unit street address:

Department of State, Division of Corporations, Apostille Certificationzbr> P.O. Box 6800
Tallahassee, FL 32314 - 6800

Florida Authentications unit (in person):

Department of State, Division of Corporations, Apostille Certification
Clifton Building, 2661 Executive Center Circle
Tallahassee, FL 32301

Broward County Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Broward County, Florida (FL) birth certificate carries a fee.The filing fee of each copy of a Broward, Florida birth certificate is $9. If an extra copy is needed the cost is $4

Accepted payment methods include personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, and business checks.

Please note that the fee for your Broward County birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office.


Broward County Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Broward birth certificate order will be filled within 3-5 business days. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Broward County, Florida (FL) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door. Once you have mailed the application, along with a copy of a photo ID and the fees, the vital records office will process your request.

Rush service for Broward County birth certificate orders is available for an additional fee $10. In this case, your expedited birth certificate will be delivered within approximately Given Priority Processing.

Broward County citizens in urgent need of a certified copy of a birth certificate may apply in person at Broward County Clerk’s office. Although this usually requires an appoitnment in line for hours, it may result in same-day delivery if the applicant visits the office where the birth was originally recorded.

Florida Vital Records Offices

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in Florida.

Keep in mind that the Broward County Clerk’s office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office. Regardless of whether the birth certificate you require is found or not, a non-refundable search fee will be charged.

FAQs About Broward County Birth Certificates

  • Where can I get a copy of a Broward County, Florida birth certificate?

    The most convenient way to get a certified copy of a Broward birth certificate is to apply online.

    Once you have filled out your Broward birth certificate application and gathered the necessary documentation, you may post your application package to the following address:

    Florida Department of Health, Bureau of Vital Statistics
    Vital Records Section, P.O. Box 210.
    1217 North Pearl Street,
    Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042

    The agency will then issue the Broward County birth certificate and you will receive it by mail at your chosen address.

    Should you prefer to file your Broward County birth certificate application in person, you may do so at the county vital records office as well. Please note that the fees may vary between the state and county offices, so make sure you inquire about the fees wherever you are submitting your application.

  • What information do I need to obtain a Broward County birth certificate?

    To request a certified copy of a Broward County birth certificate you must be a qualified requestor (see eligible citizens above) and fill the form with the following details:

    • Full name on the birth certificate
    • Date and place of birth
    • Full name of father and mother (including mother’s maiden name)
    • Valid identification (photo ID preferred)
  • How much does a Broward County birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued Broward County, Florida (FL) birth certificate carries a fee of $9.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Broward County birth certificate within the same form to keep on file for future use or for your records. Additional copies of a birth certificate requested within the same order form carry the same fees as the first document.

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