ONLINE SERVICE INFORMATION
Our online service is open to the legal profession and general public to obtain original certified copies of state vital records. Vital certificates and forms may be ordered from the relevant government agency for free or a lesser cost. No visit to the government agency is required through Vital Certificate Processing Services' online ordering service. The online processing fee is for the cost of providing a secure online ordering service, expert assistance and thorough review of all pertinent information to ensure compliance with government rules and regulations.
Current processing and delivery time is approximately 20 to 25 business days (excludes weekends and holidays). Additional delivery times apply if you choose to have the certificate delivered by regular mail.
You may request up to 3 copies of the same birth record per order or 10 copies of the same death record per order through this website. Additional fees will apply.
A maiden name is your last name prior to marriage.
If you have had a legal name change, Texas vital records will be changed to reflect this. Use your current legal name to apply. Please note that assuming your spouse’s last name is not a legal name change.
Texas Birth Records
An applicant may order their own certificate or a birth certificate for their mother, father, child, sibling, grandparent, grandchild or spouse through this website.
Texas Death Records
Copies of Texas death certificates will be only issued to the surviving spouse or parent of the deceased. All other applicants must contact the Texas Department of State Health Services directly.
Yes. All certificates ordered through this website are certified photocopies of the original record with the embossed Seal of Texas.
A certified copy of a birth certificate is accepted by all state and federal agencies as legal proof of birth and citizenship. It can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes.
A certified copy of a death certificate can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes.
The Texas Department of State Health Services requires that you provide your Driver’s License/ID Number to verify your identity and to establish your relationship with the subject of the certificate.
If you do not have a valid government issued photo ID or your identity cannot be established based on the information provided, you will not be able to place an order through this website. Please contact the Texas Department of State Health Services directly for more information about how to obtain a vital certificate without identification.
Submitted incorrect information? Please email us as soon as possible at [email protected].
We are a service oriented business, committed to the highest quality in customer service. We cannot provide refunds or cancel an application for any of our services as all vital record applications are reviewed and processed upon receipt.
To review the costs of ordering your vital records, please visit the links below:
Click here to view the costs of ordering a Birth Certificate.
The government agency issuing your certificate requires certain information to process your request. If you cannot obtain the information required, you may wish to discuss this in person or by mail with the vital records office responsible for the certificate.
City not listed: Based on information from the United States Postal Service, some cities no longer exist and they may have been replaced with a new name or joined with a neighboring city or town.
If the city where the event occurred is not listed in the drop down list, you can use the link below to the United States Postal Service web site to verify if the city has changed their name or has joined with a neighboring city:
1. Enter the city and the two letter state abbreviation.
2. Click on the submit button.
County not listed: One helpful online resource in narrowing your search is Zipinfo.com's Free Zip Code Lookup. Follow the instructions below:
1. Click on the box that says "county name and FIPS code".
2. Enter the city and the state below in the field below (i.e. Buffalo, NY).
3. Click "go".
The county and other details will be displayed on the following page.
Use adoptive names, unless there has been a legal name change.
Submit a question to our customer service department.