Texas Vital Records

Vital Records Online is the safest website nationwide to obtain Texas birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates. Vital Records Online provides a seamless online process that can removes the hassle for you. Be assured that your private information will remain secure.

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Texas Government-Issued Vital Records

Ordering vital records in Texas with Vital Records Online is a hassle-free process. Our unmatched experience in online assisted application services will save you time on unnecessary document resubmission at the office. If needed, you will greatly benefit from our unlimited support throughout your application process. We are here to help, by email and telephone.

The Texas Department of Public Health sets the requirements for the necessary documentation that you will need in order to obtain your certified vital records. An authorized copy of your vital records is necessary for a variety of purposes. Replace a lost birth certificate, marriage certificate, and death certificate in a few steps with our online forms.

Save unnecessary trips to the Texas Department of Vital Records and order a certified copy of your records from the comfort of your home. We take care of the processing and ensure a timely delivery straight to your door.

Click the links below to start your online application:

Official Birth Certificate

Texas Birth Certificate

Request a Certified Copy of Live Birth for your baby or child.

Official Marriage Certificate

Texas Marriage Certificate

Obtain Marriage records for yourself or a family member.

Official Marriage Certificate

Texas Death Certificate

Get an Original Copy of a Death Certificate replacement for a lost record.

Ordering Vital Records in Texas

Before starting the process to request a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, it is important to understand that you will have to provide some sensitive information in order to obtain your records. It is also important to know about the requirements, processing times, and other relevant information for the Texas government agency. Read below to understand more about some of the most frequently asked questions.

  1. Requesting vital records from Texas

    Before starting the process to obtain a certified copy of a birth, marriage, or death certificate, you should know more about the requirements, processing times, and other information from the Texas Department of State Health Services. Learn more about processing times, associated fees, and required documentation below. You will have to send over sensitive information to request your records. Vital Records Online ensures that your private information stays safe. We answer some of the most frequently asked questions below.

  2. How long will it take to receive my vital records from Texas?

    Currently, you can expect to receive your vital records from the Texas Department of State Health Services in 16 to 18 weeks.

  3. What documents are required to order vital records from Texas?

    The Texas Department of State Health Services requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID to complete the online application. It varies depending on the type of certificate, but commonly, people can use a driver's license or a state photo ID. Check other acceptable IDs per certificate needed:

    Texas Birth Certificate Requirements
    Texas Marriage Certificate Requirements
    Texas Death Certificate Requirements

    The Texas Health Department also requires applicants to have their application forms notarized before submitting them. This can be done both online and in person.

  4. How much does a copy of a vital record cost from Texas?

    Vital Records Online will charge a fee starting from $49 for the assisted service whenever you order birth records, marriage certificates or licenses, divorce certificates, or death records. The state of Texas will charge a $22.00 fee for each certified copy of a birth certificate, a $22.00 to 23.00 fee for each marriage certificate certified copy (called Marriage Verification Letter in Texas), and $20.00 for each death certificate. The same fee will apply to any additional copies.

  5. Who can request vital records from Texas?

    There are limitations to who can request vital records from the Texas Department of State Health Services . It depends if the request is for a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate. The requestor must be doing it on their own behalf. But the requester can also be part of the immediate family, the person's guardian, or the legal representative for the individual of record.

  6. How to request birth certificates and other vital records from Texas

    There are two options to order vital records in Texas. The first and the simplest way is through Vital Records Online. You will be able to complete your application process online. Afterward, you will receive your birth certificate or the other vital records requested by mail.

    The second option is going in person to the public office where the person in the record was born. This process can be time-consuming because of the paperwork required and the long waiting lines typically associated with the Administration.

Get answers to more frequently asked questions

Texas Vital Records Office
  • Physical address for walk-in requests
    Texas Department of State Health Services
    1100 West 49th Street
    Austin, Texas 78756-3199

    Mailing address to send your vital records applications
    Texas DSHS – VSS
    P.O. Box 12040
    Austin, TX 78711-2040

  • Phone: (888) 963-7111
  • https://onlinevitals.com/directory-directories/locations/texas/
Business Hours
Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST Time
Saturday to Sunday - Closed
Accept mail-in applications

Vital Records Online Mailing Center
PO Box 13471
Miami, FL 33101

Currently, this location is not open to the public.