Texas

Birth

Event: Birth

Cost of copy: $22.00

Address:
Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Remarks: State office has records since 1903. Additional copies of the birth record ordered at the same time are $22.00 each.

Request for certified copies of birth certificates can be made via the internet, with a credit card, through Texas.govExternal. An Expedited Application for Birth and Death RecordExternal (see Form VS142.21.pdf)can also be completed and sent by an overnight service or by USPS Express Mail, with a check or money order, to the address on the application. Most Texas.gov and Expedited mail requests will be processed within 10 to 15 business days.

Mail-in requests must be made by personal check or money order made payable to the DSHS. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (512) 776-7111. This is a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at the Texas Department of State Health Services websiteExternal.

Death

Event: Death

Cost of copy: $20.00 for 1st copy. $3.00 for each additional copy of the same record.

Address:
Texas Vital Records
Department of State Health Services
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Remarks: State office has records since 1903. Additional copies of the death record ordered at the same time are $3.00 each.

Request for certified copies of death certificates can be made via the internet, with a credit card, through Texas.govExternal. An Expedited Application for Birth and Death RecordExternal (see Form VS142.21.pdf) can also be completed and sent by an overnight service or by USPS Express Mail, with a check or money order, to the address on the application. Most Texas.gov and Expedited mail requests will be processed within 10 to 15 business days.

Mail-in requests must be made by personal check or money order made payable to the DSHS. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (512) 776-5625. This is a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at Texas Department of State Health ServicesExternal.

Marriage

Event: Marriage (State)

Cost of copy: $20.00

Remarks: Records since January 1966. Certified copies are not available from State office. Fee for search and verification of essential facts of marriage is $20.00 each.

Request for marriage verification can be made via the internet, with a credit card, through Texas.govExternal.

Marriage verification requests may also be sent via mail and paid with a check or money order by completing the Mail Application for Marriage and Divorce VerificationExternal. Personal checks or money orders should be made payable to DSHS.


Event: Marriage (County)

Cost of copy: Varies

Address: See remarks

Remarks: County Clerk in county where license was issued.

Divorce

Event: Divorce (State)

Cost of copy: $20.00

Remarks: Records since January 1968. Certified copies are not available from State office. Fee for search and verification of essential facts of divorce is $20.00 each.

Request for divorce verification can be made via the internet, with a credit card, through Texas.govExternal.

Divorce verification requests may also be sent via mail and paid with a check or money order by completing the Mail Application for Marriage and Divorce VerificationExternal. Personal checks or money orders should be made payable to Vital Statistics Unit.


Event: Divorce (County)

Cost of copy: Varies

Address: See remarks

Remarks: Clerk of District Court in county where divorce was granted. Texas County contact information can be found at the Texas Department of State Health Services websiteExternal.

Page last reviewed: September 12, 2017