Death certificates are now electronic, from 2009 until current year, and can be purchased at any local vital statistics office in the state of Florida for Florida death only. Out of state death must be purchased in the state the death occurred. If you are not an immediate family member or a legal representative, you will not be able to purchase death certificates listing the cause of death without proper authorization.
We have two offices to serve you in Clermont and Umatilla.
Florida Department of Health in Clermont
875 Oakley Seaver Drive
Clermont, FL 34711
Florida Department of Health in Umatilla
249 E Collins Street
Umatilla, FL 32784
Florida Department of Health in Eustis (Temporarily Closed)
16140 US Hwy 441
Eustis, FL 32726
To apply for a death certificate:
- Fill out our form application for a death certificate (PDF 136KB)
Cost and Payment
Death Certificate $12
Vinyl Protector 8 1/2" x 11" $5 each
The Florida Department of Health in Lake County does not accept credit cards for online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached either through its website, www.vitalchek.com, or by phone at 1-800-255-2414. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard, Visa, Cashier Check, Money Order and Cash.
How to obtain birth and death certificates:
Mail, in person, website www.vitalchek.com
Frequently Asked Questions:
How long does it take to receive certificate?
-Mail-it takes mail turnaround time, we process mail every day
-In person; around 15 minutes
-Website: depends on which way you choose to mail out, the website offers UPS option,
could take 5 days or 3 days
Is the certificate process same day?
What is required to receive the certificate?
-State issued ID and the cost of the certificate
Social Security Administration
Address: 900 N 14th St Ste 100, Leesburg, FL 34748
Phone: (866) 836-3623
The Bureau of Vital Statistics State Office
Address: 1217 N Pearl St, Jacksonville, FL 32202
Phone: (904) 359-6900
Lake County Passport
Address: 500 W Main St, Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 253-2650
Lake County Marriage/ Divorce Licenses
Address: 550 W Main St, Tavares, FL 32778
Phone: (352) 742-4148