Brevard County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Brevard County, Florida (Map It) was created on January 6, 1844 from Mosquito County. Brevard County was named for Theodore Washington Brevard, early settler and later state comptroller from 1853 to 1861. Learn More About State of Florida History

Brevard County is bordered by Volusia County (north), Indian River County (south), Osceola County (southwest), Orange County (west), Seminole County (northwest).

Brevard County Cities and Towns include Cape Canaveral, Cocoa, Cocoa Beach, Indian Harbour Beach, Melbourne, Palm Bay, Rockledge, Satellite Beach, Titusville, West Melbourne Grant-Valkaria, Indialantic, Malabar, Melbourne Beach, Melbourne Village, Palm Shores.

A Map of Brevard County, Florida contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Brevard Co. Historical Events:

  • It was the scene of early Spanish and French exploration and temporary colonization. One of the early Spanish Missions was established there.
  • Blockade runners used its harbors and inlets during the Civil War.
  • Ponce de Leon and his men first sighted Florida March 27, 1513, the point observed being Cape Canaveral.
  • Some 200 French Huguenots surrendered to Menendez in this area, November, 1565.

Brevard County, Florida Courthouse Records

Brevard County, Florida Courthouse
Brevard County, FL Courthouse

The Brevard County Courthouse is located in Titusville, Florida. Record Loss, unknown causes. Learn More About State of Florida Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Brevard 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.

  • Brevard County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1868, Land Records from 1871, Probate Records from 1877 and Court Records from 1879. The 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.
  • Brevard 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.
  • Brevard 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.

Brevard County, Florida Census Records

Brevard County, Florida Vital Records

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