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Martin County, Florida

Martin County

Martin County was created on May 30, 1925 from Palm Beach County and St. Lucie County. This county was named for John W. Martin (1884–1958), governor of Florida at time of creation of the county.

The Martin County Seat is located in Stuart also, the county government website is

Areas bordering to Martin County are St. Lucie County (north), Palm Beach County (south), Hendry County (southwest), Glades County (southwest), Okeechobee County (northwest).

Incorporated Cities and Towns located in Martin County include Jupiter Island, Ocean Breeze Park, Sewall's Point, Stuart.

Martin 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 Martin 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.

Martin 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.

Martin Co. Historical Events (published in 1944):

  • The region was not permanently settled until after the Civil War.
  • The waters of this section afford fishing of world renown.
  • Jonathen Dickenson and his party passed through this section September, 1696.

Martin County Societies and Family History Resources

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

Martin County Courthouse and Government Records

Martin County Courthouse

Researchers often fail to notice the importance of Martin 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 Martin 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 Martin 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 Martin 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.
  • Martin County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: P.O. Drawer 9016, Stuart, FL 34995 or 100 E. Ocean Blvd., Stuart, FL 34994
  • Martin 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: (772) 288-5736
    • Marriage Records: 1925
    • Land Records: 1925
    • Probate Records: 1925 
    • Court Records: 1925
  • Martin 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.
  • Martin 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.

Martin County Links

The following are links to Family history and genealogy, Records and Resources relevant to Martin 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 Martin County genealogy or family history affiliated sites.

Martin Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Martin Co. FL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

Martin Co. FL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

Martin Co. FL Census Records

Martin Co. FL Cemeteries & Graveyards

Martin Co. FL Church & Bible Records

Martin Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

Martin Co. FL General and History Websites

Martin Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

Martin Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

Martin Co. FL Military Records

Martin Co. FL Schools & Directories

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