Polk County, Florida Divorce Records

There were 2,352 divorces in Polk County in 2009, as you can see at http://www.flpublichealth.com/VSBOOK/VSBOOK.aspx. You will need to select the “Marriages and Dissolutions of Marriages” chart, and click on Table-M4. 


Divorce records can be ordered by any member of the United States public.

Enclosed in a Divorce Record Request

Whether you request a copy from the county or the state, you will need to include this form with your request: http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/DH_260_10-09.PDF. You will need to pay $5 with your request. This covers the first copy of a divorce record. Additional copies are $4. A copy of your photo ID will need to be included.

Divorce Record Copies from the State’s Health Department

For all divorces that took place from June 6, 1927 to the present, the state will have a copy. This office can be reached at:

Bureau of Vital Statistics
Mailing address: Attn: Customer Services, Post Office Box 210, Jacksonville, FL 32231-0042.
Physical address: 1217 Pearl St., Jacksonville, FL  32202. Visiting hours: Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm, Eastern Time.
Phone Requests: (904) 359-6900 extension 9000, Monday through Friday, 8:00 am to 5:00pm, Eastern Time. Over the phone credit card orders will be accepted 24 hours a day, 7 days a week through the VitalChek network at: 1-(877)-550-7330.
Faxed requests: (877) 550-7428.

Local Requests for a Divorce Record

Richard Weiss is the current Clerk for the Circuit Court for Polk County; this office is online at http://www.polkcountyclerk.net/index.aspx. The following address is the physical location of the Circuit Court:

Polk County Clerk of the Circuit Court
255 North Broadway Ave., Bartow, FL 33830
Phone (863) 534-4540 Fax (863) 534-4089

Online Divorce Record Request

Divorce records can be ordered online at the following website: http://www.vitalchek.com/Campaign?site=2&clickid=567453986840969218. Additional fees may be added to your final bill for the ability to pay by a credit card.

Other County Records
Polk Background Check
Polk Court Records
Polk Criminal Records
Polk Birth Records
Polk Death Records
Polk Genealogy Records
Polk Marriage Records
Polk Vital Records
Polk Public Records
Polk Property Records