Mission Statement: To collect, protect and provide access to vital records and vital records data to improve the health and well-being in Texas.
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The Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Unit maintains vital records for the state of Texas, including:
UPDATED – Revised Polices in Response to Supreme Court Ruling
DSHS is implementing revised policies and will also amend certain vital events forms and records in response to the June 26, 2015 Supreme Court ruling in Obergefell and the July 7, 2015, U.S. District Court ruling in DeLeon. The revised policies have been updated (as of August 24, 2015). Click here for additional information.