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TxEVER Kickoff Announcement

The Texas Department of State Health Services—Vital Statistics Section (DSHS—VSS) proudly announces the kickoff campaign for the Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar (TxEVER) system.  TxEVER is scheduled to go live on January 1, 2019, to support all vital events operations.

Communication is essential to the success of TxEVER, and DSHS—VSS is committed to keeping our stakeholders well-informed.  Your support in welcoming the new system is appreciated.

  • October 2017 to Present: Conference call briefings to demonstrate new business processes.
  • Mid-2018: Training on TxEVER, including web-based courses and instructor-led seminars.
  • September 2018: Deployment of the TxEVER pilot user program. 

Please continue to visit our website for the latest updates.  If you have any questions, please email Field Services at, or call us at 512-776-3010. Thank you for your confidence and support in this endeavor, and stay tuned for more details!

 Stakeholder Conference Call BriefingsMinimum System Requirements FAQ 

Stakeholder Conference Call Briefings

The Texas Department of State Health Services—Vital Statistics Section (DSHS—VSS) has now delivered its TxEVER conference call briefing series to birth registrars and local registrars covering birth registration and acknowledgment of paternity.

You can obtain a copy of this conference call briefing presentation here.

In Quarter Two of 2018, VSS will deliver its TxEVER conference call briefings on death registration. Please expect an email from with information regarding dates and times.

Your briefing will be conducted via CenturyLink GlobalMeet. The instructions to attend will be included in your email invitation.

In October 2017, DSHS—VSS began its TxEVER stakeholder conference call briefings to local registrars covering birth registration.

You can obtain a copy of this conference call briefing presentation here.

To ensure we continue to provide appropriate content in the most effective manner for our stakeholders, please complete our TxEVER conference call briefing survey

For further information on the conference call briefings, please visit our Frequently Asked Questions.

The conference calls scheduled for funeral homes, TFSC, and TFDA for July 17, 2018, and July 18, 2018, have been rescheduled to a later date.  A revised conference call invitation will be sent to attendees individually via e-mail. 

Minimum System Requirements

The Texas Department of State Health Services-Vital Statistics Section (VSS) announces its kickoff campaign for the Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar System (TxEVER).  TxEVER will allow the State of Texas to become one of the first states in the nation to embrace a fully integrated vital records system using upgraded infrastructure and improved capability and performance.

VSS recommends the following hardware and software minimum requirements.

TxEVER Minimum Required Client Software
Supported Desktop Operating SystemsMinimum Required Internet Browsers1,2 Minimum Required Java Runtime Build 

Windows 7 and 8.1 (32- or 64-bit w/ Service Pack 1

Windows 10 (32- or 64-bit 

Internet Explorer 11

Chrome Version 30

Firefox version 45

Build 1.8.101 
Windows 10 (64-bit) - Recommended

Internet Explorer 11 - Recommended

Chrome Version 30

Firefox version 45

Build 1.8.101 
Mac Os X version 10.10 or higher Safari version 9.0Build 1.8.101 
 Supported Mobile Operating SystemsMinimum Required Internet Browsers Minimum Required Java Version 
Apple iOS version 9.0 or higher Safari version 9.0N/A 
Android version 6.0 or higher Chrome version 54.0 N/A 

1 Client Browsers must be configured to use TLS 1.2.

2 Microsoft Edge is not yet capable of supporting many websites and web applications and does not have a compatability mode that will allow it to run TxEVER.  Internet Explorer will automatically open when the user browses to one of those listed sites using Edge.

When using a portable computing device (e.g., laptop, Palm Pilot, BlackBerry, USB devices, etc.) to access agency data, you must take precautions to ensure that mobile computing does not compromise the security of the systems being used or data therein.  To ensure the security of the device, implement one or both of the following standards:

  • A password-protected sign-on screen requirement for mobile equipment.
  • A mechanism to encrypt business-sensitive or confidential data (PII or PHI).  Use whole disk encryption such as PGP where appropriate (e.g. laptops, tablets, desktops)
End User PC Requirements  
ProcessorIntel 2.4Ghz 4MB L2 Cache 
Number of processors 2 or higher 
Operating System Microsoft Windows 7 or higher (64-bit) 
Standard memory 8 GB
Primary Hard Drive 120 GB SATA 3.0 GB/S 
Server Software and "desktop client" software IE 11/Firefox 45.0 or higher, Adobe Reader 10.0 or higher, JRE 1.8.0 or higher, optional Excel for reporting.
End User Mac Requirements
Processor 2.2 GHz dual-core 
Number of processors
Operating System OS X 10.10 and higher 
Standard memory 8 GB 
Primary Hard Drive 128 GB Flash Drive 
Server Software and "desktop client" software Safari 9.0 or higher, JRE 8 Update 25 or higher, Adobe Reader 11.0.11 or higher, optional Excel for reporting.

Scanner (if currently used by your office)

  • Minimum 300 ppi input resolution
  • Grayscale and Monochrome color capability
  • 8.5 X 14 scan area
  • USB connectivity
  • TWAIN-compliant interface/protocol


High-speed laser printer required for printing on certified security paper.

Signature pads (optional)

VS can guarantee that Topaz TL 460 will be compatible with TxEVER.  Other signature pad models meeting the following requirements may or may not be able to function with the system.

Sensor Type: 3rd generation touch-screen

Pen Type: Rugged, passive pen, battery-less

Input Resolution: programmable ppi

Signing Area: 4.4" X 1.3"

Authentication Capability: Forensic quality .SIG data capable of examination and authentication with software.

Thank you for your support in this endeavor!


How do I dial into my scheduled conference call briefing?

The web-based conference call briefing dial-in information will be forwarded from the week before the conference call briefing's date and time.

What if I cannot attend my scheduled conference call briefing?

Please respond to the email from The TxEVER team will arrange a later delivery of the conference call briefing content.

How long will the conference call briefing last?

The conference call briefing content is designed to be delivered within 30 minutes.

How can we find out if you have the local registrar’s signature on file?

If you have purchased your security paper through our vendor Banknote Corporation of America, then we have your local registrar’s signature on file. 

Who is responsible for filing vital events records in TxEVER?

With the arrival of the new registration system, the roles of stakeholders currently using the TER system will not change in TxEVER.

I am a local registrar who is not AOP certified. Do I need a scanner to complete the birth registration process?

A scanner is an optional tool that will allow you to upload signed AOP and Verification of Birth Fact forms into TxEVER. Alternatively, signatures on these forms can be captured electronically using a computer mouse, touch screen, or USB signature pad.

If your office decides to become AOP certified in the future, then you will need one of the above tools. Otherwise, you may continue to send parents to another location for AOPs and keep signed Verification of Birth Fact forms in a paper file in your office.

Last updated July 25, 2018