Where to Obtain a Texas Birth Certificate

Cost of copy: $22.00
Organization: Texas Vital Records; Department of State Health Services
Address: P.O. Box 12040, Austin, TX 78711-2040
Remarks: 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. Most 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 DSHS. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (512) 776-7111. 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.