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Ordering through Texas.gov
Texas birth or death certificates, birth or death verification letters, and marriage or divorce verification letters can be ordered through Texas.gov, the official eGovernment website for the State of Texas.

Ordering Birth Certificates and Death Certificates using Texas.gov
Birth certificates for births within the past 75 years are considered protected records, and Texas.gov has the following requirements for requesting these records:
  • If you reside in Texas, you can order your own record or the records of your immediate family members. If you live outside of Texas, you can order your own record or the record of your child, if you are listed as a parent on the record.
  • You must have a valid state-issued driver's license or government-issued ID card.

Death certificates for deaths within the past 25 years are considered protected records, and Texas.gov has the following requirements for these records:

  • If you live in Texas, you can order the records of your immediate family members. If you live outside Texas, you must be the surviving spouse of the deceased, a parent of the deceased or the funeral director of the funeral home on the record.
  • You must have a valid state-issued driver's license or government-issued ID card.

Anyone who orders from Texas.gov must:

  • be ordering a record that is to be delivered within the United States, to U.S. territories or U.S. commonwealths, or to U.S. military addresses (APO, FPO).
  • have a valid credit card.

If you do not meet these criteria, you cannot order through Texas.gov.

What do I do if I cannot use Texas.gov?

You can make your request in person or by mail. Click to get further instructions on ordering the type of record you would like:

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Last updated April 30, 2013