Florida Divorce Records
There’s a non-refundable $5 for one certification and an additional fee of $4 each. If you’re not sure of the year the divorce was granted, the Bureau will ask for an additional fee of $2 for each year that’s searched. You can send a check or money order by mail or call to use a credit card. Allow two or three weeks for delivery – or, to request a “rush” service, you can pay an additional fee of $10. The Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics offers dissolution of marriage records dating from June 6, 1927 to present day. If you’re searching for a divorce record prior to that date, you’ll need to request it from the Clerk of the county where the divorce took place.
You can order copies of Florida divorce records from the Bureau of Vital Statistics at:
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Attn: Customer Services
P.O. Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042
You’ll need to supply certain information to the Florida Bureau of Vital Statistics such as:
- Names of those seeking the divorce (include wife’s maiden name if possible). The name of the husband is mandatory.
- Date divorce was granted.
- City or county of divorce.
- Information about you or the person requesting the public divorce records, such as name, address and phone number.
There are also fee-based, online search sites that can provide you with the information you need. This can all be done from your home computer and delivered back to you within a 24 hour time frame. You will remain anonymous and the information provided by the search site belongs to you. Remember that divorce records are sometimes linked to other vital records such as criminal, death and other court proceedings. Many people seeking genealogy information find that marriage or divorce records provide a plethora of information they can use for tracking purposes.
Another reason for using a fee-based service is that you’ll have the advantage of a more far-reaching search than a state’s Vital Statistics Bureau. Plus, the report will come to you in an easy to understand format so you don’t have to wade through information that’s repetitive or not-pertinent to what you’re searching for. Be aware that not all fee-based services are the same. Select a reputable site that can offer a one-time search or lets you join and, for a monthly fee, search as many records as needed.
Florida has one of the largest volumes of population in the United States, and there are literally millions of divorce records to search. It’s best to depend on a fee-based, online search service to deliver the information you need – and on a timely basis. Look online now for a search site that can find Florida divorce records for you.