Osceola County, Florida Genealogy Guide

Osceola County, Florida (Map It) was created on May 12, 1887 from Brevard County and Orange County. Osceola County was named for Osceola (1804–1838), a leader of the Seminole during the Second Seminole War. Learn More About State of Florida History

Osceola County is bordered by Orange County (north), Brevard County (northeast), Indian River County (east), Okeechobee County (southeast), Highlands County (south), Polk County (west), Lake County (northwest).

Osceola County Cities and Towns include Kissimmee, St. Cloud.

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

Osceola Co. Historical Events:

  • The region suffered from the Indian Wars and somewhat during the Civil War. It was not until after this struggle that cattlemen began to make it one of the two greatest cattle raising counties in Florida.
  • Disston Canals completed in 1885.
  • St. Cloud settled as Grand Army of the Republic colony in 1905.

Osceola County, Florida Courthouse Records

Osceola County, Florida Courthouse
Osceola County, FL Courthouse

Old Osceola County, Florida Courthouse
Old Osceola County Courthouse

The Osceola County Courthouse is located in Kissimmee, 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 Osceola 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.

  • Osceola 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.
  • Osceola 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.
  • Osceola 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.

Osceola County, Florida Census Records

Osceola County, Florida Vital Records

Osceola County, Florida Resources

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