Citrus County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Citrus County, Florida (Map It) was created on June 2, 1887 from Hernando County. Citrus County was named for the county's citrus trees. Learn More About State of Florida History

Citrus County is bordered by Levy County (northwest), Marion County (northeast), Sumter County (east), Hernando County (south).

Citrus County Cities and Towns include Crystal River, Inverness.

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

Citrus Co. Historical Events:

  • Narvaez and DeSoto crossed this country in 1528. The Seminole War involved considerable fighting here.
  • Before the Civil War Florida's largest sugar cane plantation existed here.
  • Gen. Duncan L. Clinch fought battle with Seminole Indians on the Citrus County side of the Withlacoochee River, Dec. 31, 1835.

Citrus County, Florida Courthouse Records

Citrus County, Florida Courthouse
Citrus County, FL Courthouse

Old Citrus County, Florida Courthouse
Old Citrus County Courthouse

The Citrus County Courthouse is located in Inverness, Florida. 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 Citrus 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.

  • Citrus County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1887, Land Records from 1887, Probate Records from 1887 and Court Records from 1887. 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.
  • Citrus 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.
  • Citrus 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.

Citrus County, Florida Census Records

Citrus County, Florida Vital Records

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