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Duval County, Florida Facts

Duval County

When was Duval County, FL Created?
Duval County was created on August 12, 1822 from Saint Johns County. This county was named for William Pope Duval (1784–1854), the first governor of the Florida Territory.

What is the County Seat of Duval County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Jacksonville also, the county government website is www.coj.net/.

What counties are adjacent to Duvals County, FL?
Bordering Counties are  Nassau County (north), St. Johns County (southeast), Clay County (southwest), Baker County (west).

What cities and towns are in Duval County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Atlantic Beach, Baldwin, Jacksonville, Jacksonville Beach, Neptune Beach.


Duval County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Duval County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Duval 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 Duval 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 Applications to mail.

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Duval County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Duval County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
Duval 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 Duval 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 Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the Duval 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.


Duval County, FL Census Records

What Duval County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Duval County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 1830 (as Florida Territory), 1840 (as Florida Territory), 1850, 1850, 1860, 1870, 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragment), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

Duval Co. Mortality Schedules can be found for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Duval Co. Industry and Agriculture can be obtained for 1850, 1860, 1870 and 1880. Duval Co. Union Veterans Schedules is available for 1890. The Slave Schedules exist for 1850 & 1860.

There are Florida State censuses from 1867, 1875, 1885, 1935, 1945. You can get free downloadable and also printable census forms to help you with your research. See Also Florida Census Records Research Guide


Duval County, FL Courthouse and Government Records


Duval County Courthouse

What genealogical records can I find in the Duval County Courthouse?
The below facts shows exactly what death, marriage, birth, property, wills, and court records are typically in Duval County. The years listed below are the first noted records with this county. See Also Florida Corthouse Records Research Guide.

  • Duval County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 330 East Bay Street, Jacksonville, FL 32202-2919
  • Duval 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: (904) 630-2039
    • Marriage Records: 1822
    • Land Records: 1901
    • Probate Records: 1905
    • Court Records: 1901
  • Duval 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.
  • Florida Land Records
  • BLM Land Records

Duval County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

What genealogical and historical societies, archives, museums, associations and libraries are available for Duval County, FL?
A list of Duval County Historical  and Genealogical Societies, Libraries, Archives. See also list of Statewide Florida Archives, Historical & Genealogical Societies.

Where can I connect with other Duval County, FL Researchers through message boards and forums?

What other genealogical resources are available in Duval County, FL?
The following are web links to Genealogy, Records and Resources pertaining to Duval 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.

Duval Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Duval Co. FL Cemeteries & Church Records

Duval Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Duval Co. FL General and History Websites

Duval Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Duval Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Duval Co. FL Military Records

Duval Co. FL Schools & Directories

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