Where to Obtain a Texas Death Certificate

Cost of copy: $20.00
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 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. 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 Texas Department of State Health Services.