The Alachua County Health Department, Office of Vital Statistics, can access birth records for anyone born within the State of Florida from 1930 to the present. All others prior to 1930 would need to be requested from the State Office of Vital Statistics in Jacksonville. The State Office of Vital Statistics, located at 1217 Pearl Street, Jacksonville, FL (904-359-6900), maintains the original copies of the birth records from all counties within the State of Florida.
The Alachua County Health Department provides you with a certified certificate that you can legally keep and use. For more information, contact the Alachua County Health Department at (352)334-7970 or visit http://www.doh.state.fl.us/chdalachua/birthdeathcerts.htm