Texas Vital Statistics

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Mission Statement: To collect, protect and provide access to vital records and vital records data to improve the health and well-being in Texas.


Order a Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate | Order a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate

The Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Unit maintains vital records for the state of Texas, including:

  • Birth and death certificates
  • Marriage applications
  • Divorce indexes

House Bill 123 Effective September 1st, 2019.

Click here to view House Bill 123.

UPDATED – Revised Polices in Response to Supreme Court Ruling

DSHS is implementing revised policies and will also amend certain vital events forms and records in response to the June 26, 2015 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell and the July 7, 2015, U.S. District Court ruling in DeLeon. The revised policies have been updated (as of August 24, 2015). Click here for additional information.

For frequently asked questions, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.


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Last updated September 3, 2019