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Revisions to Forms for Requesting Texas Birth and Death Certificates and Corrections

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85th Session Legislation Related to Vital Statistics 

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Qualified Applicant/Proper Identification Requirements

Birth Certificate ID Requirements in Texas Poster (English)
Birth Certificate ID Requirements in Texas Brochure (English)

Requisitos de identificación para las actas de nacimiento en Texas Poster (Spanish)
Requisitos de identificación para las actas de nacimiento en Texas Brochure(Spanish)

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Information for Vital Statistics Section (VSS) partners, including birth registrars, funeral homes, local registrars, and doctors, medical examiners, and justices of the peace. 

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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.

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Last updated May 13, 2019