Collier County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Collier County, Florida (Map It) was created on May 8, 1923 from Lee County. Collier County was named for Barron Collier (1873–1939), an advertising entrepreneur who developed much of the land in southern Florida. Learn More About State of Florida History

Collier County is bordered by Hendry County (north), Broward County (east), Miami-Dade County (southeast), Monroe County (south), Lee County (northwest).

Collier County Cities and Towns include Everglades City, Marco Island, Naples.

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

Collier Co. Historical Events:

  • Visited by several early Spanish expeditions, it there lay virtually unknown to white men until Seminole War days. It had little development until the present century and has great possibilities.

Collier County, Florida Courthouse Records

Collier County, Florida Courthouse
Collier County, FL Courthouse

Old Collier County, Florida Courthouse
Old Collier County Courthouse

The Collier County Courthouse is located in Naples, 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 Collier 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.

  • Collier County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1923, Land Records from 1923, Probate Records from 1923 and Court Records from 1923. 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.
  • Collier 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.
  • Collier 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.

Collier County, Florida Census Records

  • Learn More: State of Florida Census Records
  • U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1930, 1940
  • U.S. Census Reconstructed Records: None
  • State Population Schedules: 1867-1945
  • U.S. Federal Census Slave Schedules: None
  • U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: None
  • Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: None
  • Union Veterans Schedules: None

Collier County, Florida Vital Records

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