Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate

The Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Unit does not publish searchable birth indexes on its website.  Those interested in learning if a record is on file must request a birth or death verification in writing.  For more information on record verification, go to the Verification of a Birth or Death page.

For information about heirloom birth certificates, visit our Heirloom Birth Certificates page.

To obtain a birth certificate for Election Identification purposes, visit the Birth Certificate for Election Identification page.

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


Ordering Birth Certificates


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Last updated March 2, 2018