I Want a Copy-Texas

Event
Cost of Copy
Address
Remarks
Information checked and updated 30 June 2012
Birth
$22.00
Vital Statistics Unit
Texas Department of Health
PO Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
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.gov. An Expedited Application for Birth and Death Record (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. 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 Vital Statistics Unit. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (512) 458-7111. 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 website.
Death
$20.00
Same as Birth
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.gov. An Expedited Application for Birth and Death Record (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. 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 Vital Statistics Unit. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (512) 458-7111. This is a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at Texas Department of State Health Services.


Marriage (State)
See Remarks
Same as Birth or Death
Records since January 1966. Certified copies are not available from State office. Fee for search and verification of essential facts of marri
Request for marriage verification can be made via the internet, with a credit card, through Texas.gov.
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 Verification. Personal checks or money orders should be made payable to Vital Statistics Unit.
Marriage (County)
Varies
See Remarks
County Clerk in county where license was issued.
Divorce (State)
See 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.gov.
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 Verification. Personal checks or money orders should be made payable to Vital Statistics Unit.<
Divorce (County)
Varies
See 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 website.