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Vital Records (Birth & Death Certificates)

DOH-Sarasota provides certified copies of birth and death certificates to eligible individuals.  Stop by one of our locations or mail an application to the Ringling address.  A legal photo ID is required, along with the application. 

The cost for a birth certificate is $15.00 for the first certificate and $5.00 for each additional certificate purchased at the same time for the same individual.  

The cost for each death certificate is $10.00.  Death certificates are purchased in county where the death occurred. Sarasota County holds records from 2000-present. Note: If you require a death certificate for an individual who died prior to the year 2000, call 904-359-6900 x9000.


  Office of Vital Records, Sarasota
2200 Ringling Blvd, Room 131
Sarasota, FL 34237
(941) 861-2810
   Mon - Fri,  8 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Office of Vital Records, Venice
Robert L Anderson County Administration Center
4000 Tamiami Trl S, Venice 34293
(941) 861-3528

   Tues - Thurs, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm

   (Closed for lunch 12:00 - 12:30 pm) 


VitalChek may be used if:

  • You need an out-of-state birth or death certificate
  • You need a Sarasota County death certificate prior to the year 2000
  • You'd like to pay online with a credit card

DOH-Sarasota 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, , 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® or Visa®.