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Duval Public Records
Duval County is a large county in the northeastern corner of Florida. As of the 2010 U.S. census, the population of Duval County was 864,263. The county was first founded in 1822, and is rich in Southern U.S. history. Finding information on people who were born, died or lived in Duval County during two centuries may take some time and a number of sources. However, the rewards are an abundance of information on Duval County residents that offers a glimpse of exactly how this southern state came into existence and grew to become one of the most populous states in the country. To launch a Duval County public records search, it is helpful to know just where information about the residents of this county is currently stored.
Some of the sources for public records in Duval County include:
Using the Health Department for Duval County Public Records
The Duval County Department of Health is home to many of the Duval public records, including birth and death certificates. This agency maintains records dating all the way back to 1893 and also provides birth records for the rest of the state beginning in 1930. According to FL public records law, however, access to these documents is restricted.
In the case of Duval County birth certificates, the only persons allowed to obtain the records are the person on the certificate (if over the age of 18), immediate family members and authorized representatives of the person on the certificate.
Duval County death certificates without cause of death are available to anyone, but the inclusion of a cause of death is restricted to the individual, family members or legally authorized representatives.
A Duval County Public Records Search through the County Clerk
The Duval County Clerk also provides a wide range of Duval County, Florida public records, including court documents for civil, criminal and family legal proceedings. This may include divorce proceedings, dating back to 1973. The courts also provide a number of Duval County property records, including deeds and mortgages. The County Clerk does offer online options for finding and requesting these public records in Duval County.
Florida Source for Duval County Online Public Records
A final source for Duval County online public records is MyFloridaCounty.com, of which Duval County is a participant. This website features access to a wide range of public records, including birth and death certificates, Duval County marriage licenses and divorce decrees. Interested parties can search the website to find document availability and order copies of the documents found. There is a fee for documents retrieved on this website, and fees can be paid online as well, by credit or debit card.