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Applications & Forms

Birth and Death Certificate Requests     Amendments     Marriage and Divorce   Adoptions    
Paternity and Parentage     Abortion Reporting     Postmortem Examination or Autopsy Consent Form (for physicians only)

 

Birth and Death Certificate Request Forms
Form Name
VS 140 - Texas Birth Certificate Application 
VS 142 - Texas Death Certificate Application

VS 301 - Application for Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

 

Amendment and Disinterment Forms
Form Name
VS 170 - Correcting a Birth Certificate
VS 172 - Correcting a Death Certificate
VS 271 - Application for Disinterment Permit
VS 271.1 - Disinterment Consent Form



Marriage and Divorce Request Forms
Form Name
VS 142.9 – Application for Marriage/Divorce Verification or Marriage Application
VS 146 – Application for an Heirloom Anniversary Certificate
VS 180 – Application for Marriage License
VS 180.1 – Declaration and Registration of Informal Marriage



Adoption Forms
Form Name
VS 143 – Request for Identity of Court of Adoption
VS 2271 – Central Adoption Registry Application and Instructions
VS 2271 – Central Adoption Registry Application and Instructions (Spanish)
VS-210 Central Adoption Registry Request for Open Records
VS 145 – Adult Adoptee Application for Non-Certified Copy of Original Birth Certificate
VS 160 – Certificate of Adoption (for attorneys and district clerks)
VS 166.531 – Validation Petition
VS 166.532 – Validation Order



Paternity or Parentage Forms
Form Name
VS 134 – Paternity Registry Inquiry Request
VS 134.1 – Acknowledgment of Paternity Inquiry Request
VS 165 – Information on Suit Affecting the Family Relationship (Excluding Adoptions)
VS 170 – Application for a New Birth Certificate based on Parentage (Correcting a Birth Certificate)
VS-168 Inquiry On Court Of Continuing Jurisdiction For A Child
VS-130 Notice of Intent to Claim Paternity



Abortion Reporting Forms to be submitted to Vital Statistics Data Management Group
Form Name
Abortion Reporting Requirement Update to Health Care Providers
Instructions for Completion of Induced Abortion Report Form
Medical Emergency Abortion form
Third Trimester Induced Abortion Certification Form
Induced Abortion Report Form
Abortion Complications Reporting Form


Postmortem Examiniation or Autopsy Consent Form (for physicians only)
Form Name
Postmortem Examination or Autopsy Consent Form
Last updated October 31, 2019