Processing Times

The processing time starts when we receive your application and payment.

Order through Texas.gov for the fastest service. We process first the completed overnight mail applications submitted with the required expedited fee.

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

Order Type Texas.gov Order
Processing Time*
Mail-In Order
Processing Time*
Birth Certificates 20-25 days 25-30 days
Birth Verifications 20-25 days 25-30 days
Birth Certificate Correction/Amendment Service Not Available 25-30 days
Adoptions Service Not Available 25-30 days
Add/Change/Remove a parent Service Not Available 25-30 days

*Processing times are listed in business days.

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Death

Order Type Texas.gov Order
Processing Time*
Mail-In Order
Processing Time*
Death Certificates 20-25 days 25-30 days
Death Verifications 20-25 days 25-30 days
Death Certificate Correction/Amendment Service Not Available 25-30 days

*Processing times are listed in business days.

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Marriage/Divorce

Order Type Texas.gov Order
Processing Time*
Mail-In Order
Processing Time*
Divorce Verifications 20-25 days 25-30 days
Marriage Verifications 20-25 days 25-30 days

*Processing times are listed in business days.