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    TxEVER: Texas Electronic Vital Events Registrar

Birth Records

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Vital Statistics maintains birth records for the state of Texas. A birth record is a vital document that records a person's birth. Vital Statistics issues certified copies of birth certificates ( long form, short form, heirloom, or for election identification) or birth verifications. You can work with Vital Statistics to order certified copies of or make changes to birth records.
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Order Online

The fastest, easiest way to get a birth certificate or verification is to order online at Texas.gov.

As long as you meet the requirements, ordering online is easy.
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Other Ways to Order

If you are unable to order online, you can order records by mail or in person.

Before mailing your application or arriving to an office in person, be sure you meet the requirements to order a birth record.
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By Mail

Mail-in orders can be processed with standard or expedited service. Be sure to send your application packet to the correct address.
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In-Person: Local Offices

Find out where you can order birth records near you. Contact your local office for hours.

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In-Person: Austin Office

Due to COVID-19, our office is temporarily closed to visitors.


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Make Changes or Corrections

Please submit changes or corrections to birth records by mail.

Before mailing your application be sure you meet the requirements to change a birth record.
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Last updated September 8, 2020