St. Lucie County, Florida

St Lucie County

St. Lucie County was created on May 24, 1905 from Brevard County. This county was named for Saint Lucy (283–304), the Christian martyr.

The St. Lucie County Seat is located in Fort Pierce also, the county government website is www.co.st-lucie.fl.us/.

Areas bordering to St. Lucie County are Indian River County (north), Martin County (south), Okeechobee County (west).

Incorporated Cities and Towns located in St. Lucie County include Fort Pierce, Port St. Lucie, St. Lucie.

St. Lucie 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 St. Lucie 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.

St. Lucie County consists of Federal Census Schedules to guide in looking into your family tree. Federal Population Schedules can be found for 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940.

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

St. Lucie Co. Historical Events (published in 1944):

  • Ft. Pierce was established as an army post during the Seminole Wars and was the only white settlement of any importance until after the Civil War.
  • The coming of the railroad and the freeze of 1895 brought many settlers to this almost freeze-free region along the Indian River.

St. Lucie County Societies and Family History Resources

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

St. Lucie County Courthouse and Government Records


St. Lucie County Courthouse

Researchers often fail to notice the importance of St. Lucie 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.

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 St. Lucie 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 St. Lucie 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.
  • St. Lucie County Courthouse (all departments listed below are located here, unless otherwise noted)
    • Address: 201 South Indian River Drive, Fort Pierce, FL 34950
  • St. Lucie 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) 462-6900
    • Marriage Records: 1905
    • Land Records: 1905
    • Probate Records: 1905 
    • Court Records: 1905
  • St. Lucie 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.
  • St. Lucie 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.

St. Lucie County Links

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

St. Lucie Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

St. Lucie Co. FL Birth, Marriage & Death Records

St. Lucie Co. FL Court, Probate Land and Tax Records

St. Lucie Co. FL Census Records

St. Lucie Co. FL Cemeteries & Graveyards

St. Lucie Co. FL Church & Bible Records

St. Lucie Co. FL Family Websites, Pictures & Histories

St. Lucie Co. FL General and History Websites

St. Lucie Co. FL Immigration & Naturalization

St. Lucie Co. FL Maps, Atlases & Gazetteers

St. Lucie Co. FL Military Records

St. Lucie Co. FL Schools & Directories

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