Vital Statistics

All Birth and Death records requested by 4:30 pm are issued the same day.

Birth Certificate Certified Form $23
Death Certificate Certified Form $21 for the first copy, $4 for each additional copy

Applications for birth and death certificates are available online in both English and Spanish.  A sworn statement for mail requests must accompany the application(s) if requesting certificate by mail.  Sworn statement for Mail requests

Requirements to obtain a Birth or Death Certificate

Valid photo identification is required to prove your identity as a qualified applicant.

  • Self (government picture ID)
  • Parents (government picture ID)
  • Spouse (government picture ID & marriage license)
  • Sibling (government picture ID & birth certificate)
  • Son/Daughter (government picture ID & birth certificate)
  • Grandparents (government picture ID & birth certificate of son/daughter)
  • Legal Guardian (certified court order & government picture ID)
  • Funeral Home or Attorney (that act on behalf & for the benefit of the immediate family)   

Current and valid primary identification is required (must contain the applicant’s name and photograph that establishes the applicant’s identity) along with their application. If the applicant is unable to present a valid primary form of identification, two secondary forms of identification are required – one of which bears the applicant’s signature.

Proof of Eligibility

  • US Government issued driver’s license
  • US Government issued identification card
  • Federal, State or City law enforcement employment ID card or employment badge accompanied by employment ID card
  • US Military identification card
  • United States passport
  • US Department of State issued Border Crossing card (passport card)
  • US Department of State issued Visa
  • Concealed Handgun License
  • Department of Homeland Security, Unites States Citizenship & Immigration Services issued:
    • Permanent Resident card or Resident Alien card
    • Employment Authorization Documentation (EAD)
    • SENTRI card
    • Citizen Identification card

Identification Requirements


Important Links:
Texas Department of Vital Statistics