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Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate

The Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics Unit does not publish searchable birth indexes on its website.  Those interested in learning if a record is on file must request a birth or death verification in writing.  For more information on record verification, go to the Verification of a Birth or Death page.

For information about heirloom birth certificates, visit our Heirloom Birth Certificates page.

To obtain a birth certificate for Election Identification purposes, visit the Birth Certificate for Election Identification page.

To obtain a birth certificate as a foster youth or homeless youth, visit our Birth Certificate for Foster or Homeless Youth page.

For guidance from Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid, visit: Texas Foster Youth Justice Project

For frequently asked questions, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.


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Last updated February 27, 2020