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Necessary Information

An applicant must provide all of the below information and show proper identification prior to obtaining the certificate:

  • Full name as it appears on the birth record
  • Date and Place of Birth
  • Parents names, including mother’s maiden name
  • Your relationship to the person named on the certificate
  • Your name and mailing address
  • Purpose of record
  • Valid identification (Photo ID required)
  • Appropriate fee of $23.00 for each certificate purchased.

The above information is required by the Texas Administrative Code Sec. 181.28

Birth records are considered confidential information; therefore, all requirements must be met. If you are unable to meet the requirements, please contact the State Bureau of Vital Statistics in Austin. The toll-free phone number is (888) 963-7111. The fax number is (512) 458-7506