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Birth Certificates:

How to Apply for a Birth or Death Certificate at your local Registrar.

 

Our office does accept Birth Certificate requests by mail, or you can visit the Texas Department of State Health Services website. The cost for a Birth Certificate is $23 and payment must be in the form of a Money Order.

  1. The registrant. The person named in the record.
  2. The parent, child, brother, sister, spouse, grandparent, legal guardian or managing conservator of the
    registrant.
  3. Legal representative, agent or other person acting under contract for the registrant must provide a letter of
    permission and a copy of identification from the registrant.
  4. An applicant must provide all necessary information and show proper identification prior to obtaining the
    certificate.

Application for a Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate (PDF Form / Editable Online Form)

Information needed to obtain a birth certificate:

  • Full name on birth certificate
  • Date and place of birth
  • Father’s full name
  • Mother’s full maiden name
  • Name, address and phone number of the Requester
  • Relationship to person on birth record
  • Valid identification (Driver's License Preferred)
  • Purpose of obtaining the birth certificate

Death Certificates:

Application for a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate (PDF Form / Editable Online Form)

Our office does accept Death Certificate requests by mail. The cost for a Birth Certificate is $21 for the first certificate and $4 for each additional certificates if purchased at the same time. Payment must be in the form of a Money Order.

Only a Qualified Applicant may obtain a copy of a death certificate:

  1. The parent, child, brother, sister, spouse, grandparent, legal guardian or managing conservator of the
    registrant.
  2. Legal representative, agent or other person acting under contract for the registrant must provide a letter of
    permission and a copy of identification from the registrant.
  3. An applicant must provide all necessary information and show proper identification prior to obtaining the
    certificate.

 Acceptable Forms of Identification (PDF)

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