Under Florida law, email addresses are public records. If you do not want your email
address released in response to a public records request, do not send electronic
email to this entity. Instead, contact this office by phone or in writing.

Pursuant to 119.12 (2), F.S., the custodian of public records is Hampton Peterson, 561.355.2996.

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ADOPTION

If you are filing a Petition For Adoption, please note:

  • All records of Adoption are confidential and exempt from the provisions of Section 119.07 (1) Florida Statutes, except as provided in Section 63.162 F.S.
  • Subject to inspection only upon Order of Court, the Clerk & Comptroller's office cannot furnish information pertaining to Adoptions to customers. This includes the Attorney of Record and/or the petitioners.
  • Pursuant to Section 63.162 F.S., a Court Order is required allowing access to the Adoption file.
  • Once the Adoption has been finalized, you must complete parts A and B of the Certified Statement of Final Judgment of Adoption - Department of Health, Vital Statistics #527 form and file it with the clerk. The Clerk will submit this form electronically to the Bureau of Vital Statistics.
  • To obtain a new/amended birth certificate after the finalization of an Adoption, you must complete the Department of Health (DOH) #429 form, attach a check for $20.00 (made payable to Vital Statistics) and mail it to: State of Florida, Department of Health, Vital Statistics – Attn: Amendment Section P.O. Box 210, Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042.