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Our Birth & Death Records (Vital Statistics) division registers and issues certified copies of birth and death records and provides assistance to those seeking records not locally available.

Birth Certificates

Ordering Birth Certificates

  • Order by mail. Print and mail the application form with a check or money order. 
    Birth Certificate Application Form
    *Overnight delivery service is available if the application form is sent to us via an overnight delivery service (not regular mail, priority mail, or certified mail) with an enclosed prepaid overnight envelope.

  • Order online from a private vital records service, using a credit card. 
    Order online

  • Come in person to our Texas City office at 9850-A Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite A-102 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and pay by cash, check, money order or credit card. When applying, normally you will receive your record at the time of payment.

Birth Certificates Outside of Texas

  • If you are a US Citizen born outside of Texas, check with the National Center for Health Statistics for information regarding your home state. NCHS Vital Records website

  • If you were born in another country, check with the Embassy for that country.

 


 

Death Certificates

  • Order by mail. Mail the form below with a check or money order to us.
    Death Certificate application form
    *Overnight delivery service is available if the application form is sent to us via overnight delivery service (not regular mail, priority mail, or certified mail) with an enclosed prepaid overnight envelope.

  • Order online from a private vital records service, using a credit card. 
    Order online

  • Come in person to our Texas City office at 9850-A Emmett F. Lowry Expressway, Suite A-102 between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. and pay by cash, check or money order. In some cases you will receive your record at the time of payment. Otherwise, orders will be processed in 7 to 10 business days.

 


Older Records

  • We maintain birth and death records dating only from 1903 and later. The Galveston County Clerk's Office has court orders and delay documents or you may wish to contact the Texas State Library and Achives Commission.
    Texas State Library and Archives Commission website

Please note: Birth records are confidential for 75 years and death records for 25 years; therefore, issuance is restricted to qualified applicants. Please attach a photocopy of ID to application. Failure to provide the purpose in obtaining the record and relationship to the applicant in the request, when the applicant is not the person named on the record, will result in the application being rejected or delayed.

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