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Santa Rosa Public Records
Officially founded in 1842, Santa Rosa County in Florida is home to beaches and rivers. Santa Rosa County offers many records that are largely available to the public. Part of Santa Rosa County public records are vital records, which include birth, death, marriage and divorce records. There are restrictions on ordering birth and death records, although these may be requested from the local health department.
The local Clerk of Court provides easy access to court records, both civil and criminal, as well as marriage and divorce records. For those wishing to access Santa Rosa County criminal records, these may be researched online through the Florida Department of Law Enforcement for a fee, although statewide results will be returned. To access historic Santa Rosa County military records, cemetery and vital records plus some obituaries, visit the State Archives in Tallahassee.
About Santa Rosa County Public Records
Florida is largely an open records state, with a few exceptions. Birth records and death records with a cause of death listed are restricted to the person of record, family members or someone with a court order. Other Florida public records, like marriage and divorce records and death records with no cause of death, are open to the public. Ordering public records in Santa Rosa County is fairly easy also, with in person, mail and online options.
Viewing Santa Rosa County Online Public Records
The Clerk of Court for Santa Rosa County operates a public access portal to court records. Included are civil, criminal, marriage and divorce records. Viewing Santa Rosa County online public records through the Clerk of Court is free. The Florida Department of Law Enforcement also offers Santa Rosa County online public records access to statewide criminal records, but there is a fee to perform a search.
Search Public Records for Santa Rosa County
Anyone may visit the local health department and the Clerk of Court and search public records in Santa Rosa County. However, the State Archives in Tallahassee is not too far away, and the public are welcome there to search Santa Rosa County military records, obituaries, cemetery and vital records.