Martin County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Martin County, Florida (Map It) was created on May 30, 1925 from Palm Beach County and St. Lucie County. Martin County was named for John W. Martin (1884–1958), governor of Florida at time of creation of the county. Learn More About State of Florida History

Martin County is bordered by St. Lucie County (north), Palm Beach County (south), Hendry County (southwest), Glades County (southwest), Okeechobee County (northwest).

Martin County Cities and Towns include Jupiter Island, Ocean Breeze Park, Sewall's Point, Stuart.

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

Martin Co. Historical Events:

  • The region was not permanently settled until after the Civil War.
  • The waters of this section afford fishing of world renown.
  • Jonathen Dickenson and his party passed through this section September, 1696.

Martin County, Florida Courthouse Records

Martin County, Florida Courthouse
Martin County, FL Courthouse

Old Martin County, Florida Courthouse
Old Martin County Courthouse

The Martin County Courthouse is located in Stuart, 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 Martin 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.

  • Martin County Clerk of the Circuit Court / County Clerk has Marriage Records from 1925, Land Records from 1925, Probate Records from 1925 and Court Records from 1925. 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.
  • Martin 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.
  • Martin 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.

Martin 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

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