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Death Records

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Vital Statistics maintains death records for the state of Texas. A death record is a vital document that records a person's death. Vital Statistics issues certified copies of death certificates or death verifications. You can work with Vital Statistics to order certified copies of or make changes to death records.
Death Record FAQs

Order Online

The fastest, easiest way to get a death 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 death 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 death records near you. Contact your local office for hours.

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In-Person: Austin Office

Ordering in-person at the Vital Statistics headquarters is limited to our office hours.

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In most cases, you will get your record the same day, but some applications require 24 hours or more to process.

Make Changes or Corrections

Please submit changes or corrections to death records by mail.

Before mailing your application be sure you meet the requirements to change a death record.

Last updated July 19, 2021