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Processing Times

All processing times listed below are calculated from the time the Vital Statistics receives your application and payment.

For fastest service, use Texas.gov for placing your order. Expedited mail-in orders require additional fees and typically take 40 business days less than mail-in order processing times listed below.

Note: Processing time does not include shipping time. Incomplete applications (includes missing or wrong supporting documents) will be rejected and returned to the customer and considered closed. If a rejected application is resubmitted with corrections, then its processing time starts again.

Record Definitions

Certificate – official, certified copy of record of birth or death.
Verification – a record indicating a birth, death, or marriage/divorce occurred, not a certified record.
Amendment – a request to change or correct information on a birth or death certificate.


Jump to:  Birth  |  Death  |  Marriage/Divorce


Birth

Birth
Order Type Texas.gov Order
Processing Time*
Mail-In Order
Processing Time*
Birth Certificates 20-25 days 65-85 days
Birth Verifications 20-25 days 65-85 days
Birth Certificate Correction/Amendment Service Not Available 75-90 days
Adoptions Service Not Available 75-90 days
Add/Change/Remove a parent Service Not Available 75-90 days
*Processing times are listed in business days.

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Death

Death
Order Type Texas.gov Order
Processing Time*
Mail-In Order
Processing Time*
Death Certificates 20-25 days 65-85 days
Death Verifications 20-25 days 65-85 days
Death Certificate Correction/Amendment Service Not Available 75-90 days
*Processing times are listed in business days.

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Marriage/Divorce

Marriage/Divorce
Order Type Texas.gov Order
Processing Time*
Mail-In Order
Processing Time*
Divorce Verifications 20-25 days 65-85 days
Marriage Verifications 20-25 days 65-85 days
*Processing times are listed in business days.

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Last updated October 2, 2019