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Costs and Fees

The costs and fees for vital records are non-refundable and non-transferable, even if the record is not found or is identified incorrectly.

Note: For in-person orders at DSHS in Austin, payment made by credit card requires a $2.25 processing fee.
Birth Record Fees Death Record Fees Marriage/Divorce Record Fees Expedited Fees


Birth Records

Birth Record Orders

Type of Birth Record Request Cost
Certified Long Form (e.g., for U.S. Passports) $22.00
Certified Short Form (e.g., for school registration) $22.00
For Military Personnel ( Texas Government Code 437.217)
*Letter from unit commander required
FEE WAIVED
For Homeless Youth ( Texas Health and Safety Code 191.0049)
*documentation required
FEE WAIVED
Certificate for Election Identification FEE WAIVED
Birth Verification (not a certified copy) $22.00
Heirloom (official record for display) $60.00
Non-Certified Copy of Original Birth Certificate (Adult Adoptees Only) $10.00

By default, all record requests are returned via USPS First Class mail at no cost. For the fees associated with expedited orders, see the Expedited Processing and Shipping section below.

Birth Record Amendments

For more information on changing or correcting a birth record, see the Requirements for Changing Vital Records.

Type of Birth Record Amendment Request Cost
Correction to Birth Certificate – to add/remove/replace a parent and seal old record $25.00
Correction to Birth Certificate – all other changes $15.00
New, Certified Copy of Corrected Birth Record $22.00

By default, all record requests are returned via USPS First Class mail at no cost. For the fees associated with expedited orders, see the Expedited Processing and Shipping section below.

New Birth Certificate Based on Adoption

For more information on amending a birth record based to adoption, see the Updating a Birth Record Based to Adoption page.

Fees for New Birth Certificate Based on Adoption Cost
1. New Certificate Filing Fee  $25.00
2. New, Certified Copy of Corrected Birth Record $22.00
3. Central Adoption Registry (CAR) Fee*
*Only required for adoption decrees granted in Texas.
$15.00*
TOTAL: $62.00

By default, all record requests are returned via USPS First Class mail at no cost. For the fees associated with expedited orders, see the Expedited Processing and Shipping section below.

Delayed Birth Registration

See the Delayed Birth Registration page for complete instructions, including supporting documentation requirements.

Delayed Birth Registration Fees Cost
Delayed Birth Certificate Filing Fee $25.00
Certified Copy of Delayed Birth Certificate(when submitting "Not Found" letter)* $ 0.00
TOTAL: $25.00

*Must have applied, submitted fee(s) for, and received a "Not Found" letter a birth certificate. Additional fee of $22.00 will be applied if "Not Found" letter is not resubmitted with delayed birth registration packet.


Death Records

Death Record Orders

Type of Death Record Request Cost
First Death Certificate $20.00
Each Additional Death Certificate order at the same time $3.00
Death Verification $20.00

By default, all record requests are returned via USPS First Class mail at no cost. For the fees associated with expedited orders, see the Expedited Processing and Shipping section below.

Death Record Amendments

For more information on changing or correcting a death record, see the Requirements for Changing Vital Records.

Type of Death Record Amendment Request Cost
Correction to Death Certificate $15.00
First Certified Copy of Corrected Death Record $20.00
Additional Certified Copies of Corrected Death Record (ordered at the same time) $3.00

By default, all record requests are returned via USPS First Class mail at no cost. For the fees associated with expedited orders, see the Expedited Processing and Shipping section below.


Marriage/Divorce Records

Verification Letter Costs

Verification Type Years Available Cost
Marriage 1966-2011 $20 per verification
Divorce/Annulment 1968-2011 $20 per verification

By default, all record requests are returned via USPS First Class mail at no cost. For the fees associated with expedited orders, see the Expedited Processing and Shipping section below.

Marriage Application Indexes Costs

Years Available Available on the Web Cost
1966-2011 Downloadable Indexes $10 for first year
$5 for each additional year ordered at the same time

Report of Divorce/Annulment Indexes Costs

Years Available Available on the Web Cost
1966-2011 Downloadable Indexes $10 for first year
$5 for each additional year ordered at the same time

Expedited Processing and Shipping

To request EXPEDITED service, you must:

  1. Send your complete application packet (including the application with a notary seal, any required supporting documentation, and payment for your application) through an overnight mail service, such as FEDEX, LoneStar, or UPS;
  2. Send the order to the Expedited Processing Mailing Address;
  3. Select and provide payment for one of the expedited return shipping methods:
    Expedited Return Shipping Method Cost
    EXPEDITED – Overnight Mail (shipping within USA ONLY) $8.00
    EXPEDITED – USPS Express Mail (shipping overnight to PO Box ONLY) $22.95
  4. Provide expedited processing fee*:

    Expedited Processing Fee Cost
    Expedited Processing Fee $5.00

    *You can request overnight return shipping without an expedited processing; however, if expedited processing is selected, expedited return shipping is required.

Last updated September 8, 2020