Collier County, Florida

Collier County

Collier County was created on May 8, 1923 from Lee County. This county was named for Barron Collier (1873–1939), an advertising entrepreneur who developed much of the land in southern Florida.

The Collier County Seat is located in Naples also, the county government website is www.colliergov.net/.

Areas bordering to Collier County are Hendry County (north), Broward County (east), Miami-Dade County (southeast), Monroe County (south), Lee County (northwest).

Incorporated Cities and Towns located in Collier County include Everglades City, Marco Island, Naples.

Collier County vital records can be found at the Florida Office of Vital Records which has copies of Birth & Deaths reported 1917 to present and Divorce & Marriages since June 6, 1927. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Florida for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Collier County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Florida Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Collier County vital records can be found at the Florida Office of Vital Records which has copies of Birth & Deaths reported 1917 to present and Divorce & Marriages since June 6, 1927. There is a fee for each copy requested. Please refer to the information to the Statewide Vital Records in Florida for current fees and application process.

You can search online for Collier County Birth, Marriage, Divorce or Death Records. You can also Order Electronically Online or can download an application for Florida Birth Certificate, Marriage Certificate, Divorce Certificate, Death Certificate Application to mail.

Collier County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1930, 1940.

One can find free online and printable census forms to help you with your research.

Collier Co. Historical Events (published in 1944):

  • Visited by several early Spanish expeditions, it there lay virtually unknown to white men until Seminole War days. It had little development until the present century and has great possibilities.

Collier County Societies and Family History Resources

A list of Collier County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Forums, Message Boards, Libraries, Archives.

Collier County Courthouse and Government Records


Collier County Courthouse

Researchers often fail to notice the importance of Collier County court, probate, and land documents as a source of family history and genealogy information and facts. Hidden away in Florida courthouses and archives everywhere tend to be the desires and worries of the many Florida residents.


Old Collier County Courthouse

The chances are great that your chosen ancestors have left a detailed record of at least a number of factors of their lives in the Collier County court records. Even if your forefathers is not referred to in a Court case, take into consideration all of the other methods which could have lead to her or him to appear in court records.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Collier county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

Make sure you call the clerk's department to confirm hours, mailing address, fees and other details before visiting or inquiring about information because of in some cases changing contact details. The Department Offices DO NOT DO RESEARCH. The records are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues. A lot of employees will assist individuals in obtaining the materials, but it is up to the person to undertake the researching.
  • Collier County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Box 413044, Naples, FL 34101-3044 or 3315 Tamiami Trail East, Suite 102, Naples, FL 34112-5324
  • Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk is custodian of all records of all predecessor courts, whether justice of the peace, city, county, probate, civil, or criminal.
    • Phone: (239) 252-2646 
    • Marriage Records: 1923
    • Land Records: 1923
    • Probate Records: 1923 
    • Court Records: 1923
  • Collier County Tax Collector collects all real estate taxes including postponed and delinquent, all county revenues in addition to the research and issue tax deed applications. Our department is the holder of tax records and assessed values.
  • Collier County Health Department has copies of Birth & Death certificates. Also has computer access from 1917 to present for birth records for the entire state as well as births that occurred in this county.

Collier County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Collier County. A lot of these genealogy links fall into 3 categories: Business oriented Sites, Private Sites or Organization Sites. Some have free access some require a fee. This is just a directory which has been collected or submitted. I do not endorse or promote one genealogy site over another. Feel free to submit your own preferred Collier County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Collier Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Collier Co. FL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Collier Co. FL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Collier Co. FL Census Records

Collier Co. FL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Collier Co. FL Church & Bible Records

Collier Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Collier Co. FL General and History Websites

Collier Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Collier Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Collier Co. FL Military Records

Collier Co. FL Schools & Directories

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