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Martin County, Florida Facts

When was Martin County, FL Created?
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.

What is the County Seat of Martin County, FL?
The County Seat is located in Stuart also, the county government website is

What counties are adjacent to Martins County, FL?
Bordering Counties are St. Lucie CountyPalm Beach CountyHendry CountyGlades CountyOkeechobee County.

What cities and towns are in Martin County, FL?
Cities and towns located in the County include Jupiter Island, Ocean Breeze Park, Sewall’s Point, Stuart.

Martin County, FL Vital Records

Where can find Martin County Birth, marriage, Divorce and Death Records?
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 CertificateMarriage CertificateDivorce CertificateDeath Certificate Applications to mail.

Vital Records can also be found in the 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, FL Census Records

What Martin County, FL census records are available?
There are many types of census records for Martin County guide you in researching your family tree. Federal Population Schedules are available for 19301940.

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

Martin County, FL Courthouse and Government Records

Martin County Courthouse

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

Old Martin County Courthouse
  • 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.
  • Florida Land Records
  • BLM Land Records

Martin County, FL Societies and Family History Resources

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

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

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

Martin Co. FL Books, Newspapers & Publications

Martin Co. FL Cemeteries & Church 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