When it comes to proving something, it is usually the official records of the government that are the best evidence that could be proved. Such documents and records are often part of a classification of records known as public record and an example of such would be Okaloosa County Clerk Of Court Records. These records are considered as public records because these records are supposed to be available to the public at all times, and they are also the best evidence that one could provide because they are considered to be accurate at all times given that they are the official records of the government.

Public records are so classified because they are supposed to be available to the general public at all times, and this means that any person may make a valid request for copies of the records at any time and for whatever reason the request would be for, though note that there are some records that are considered to be public records yet could not be requested by the general public because they contain information that the law considers to be sensitive. Such records are usually available only to those parties who are either part of the event that the records refer to, or are related to such party. An example of such records would be death records and divorce records.

The presumption of regularity is something that applies not only to public records, but also to all other records that are made by the government. This presumption means that the contents of the records would be presumed to be true at all times. Indeed, the best way to prove that the contents of the records are true would be to present the very records themselves. This presumption is merely prima facie which means that it could be overturned through the use of competent evidence, but it would be the burden of the party who would claim that the records are false to prove such allegation.

When a person requested in the record makes the request for copies of the record, the request is usually sent to local or county level office, and the procedure for making the request would depend on the office where the records would be requested from. At this juncture, it must be noted that while most records may be requested from a number of offices, there are some records that could only be requested from a particular office as such office is the official custodian of the record. The actual method would either be to make the request through mail or in person, and both methods would have their own set of advantages and disadvantages.

Copies of Okaloosa County Vital Records may also be obtained online through the use of online databases. While these databases are mostly privately owned archives, the information that they could present would be substantially the same as that which may be found from the ofiial archives. The difference is that these online databases are faster and more efficient in presenting their information, though note that because they are not official sources, any and all information obtained from them may not be accepted by the tribunal as accurate.