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Vital Statistics Office Closure

Due to public health concerns with COVID‑19, the DSHS Austin Lobby for Vital Statistics walk-in orders will be closed, starting March 17, 2020 at 12 noon, until further notice. This is a precautionary measure to ensure everyone's safety. Please visit Texas.gov for new orders of birth, death, marriage, or divorce records to order online. For submitting orders by mail, please visit Requirements for Requesting/Changing Vital Records page. You can reach DSHS Vital Statistics at 1‑888‑963‑7111. We apologize for any inconvenience.

The Vital Statistics Section (VSS) maintains vital records for the state of Texas, including, birth and death certificates, marriage applications, and divorce records.



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How long will it take to get my order?

We are currently experiencing longer processing times for birth, death, marriage, and divorce records. Our commitment to protect your information, may mean longer reviews on some applications. Processing times vary based on type of record and ordering method.

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What do I need to get an official certified copy of a vital record or make changes to it?

Vital records, such as birth or death certificates, are legal documents that are used to prove a person's identity. To get a certified copy of a vital record or make changes to the official record, you must be a person qualified to do so and submit a completed application. A completed application includes acceptable identification, the correct fees, and, in some cases, supporting documentation.

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Last updated March 16, 2020