Texas Department of State Health Services
Order vital records
Use this application to order a Texas vital record online. All order applications must be for people whose birth, death, marriage, or divorce occurred in Texas.
To order vital records from other states, learn how to order.
You must be at least 18 years old to order a vital record.
You can order the following records:
- Birth certificates or verification
- Death certificates or verification
- Marriage verification
- Divorce verification
Please note: protected records can only be ordered by immediate family.
Protected records are:
- Birth certificates from the last 75 years
- Death certificates from the last 25 years
In this application, we’ll ask about the record, your identity, and payment. All orders are non-refundable. Most orders process within 20-25 business days.
If you have more questions about the process, visit frequently asked questions.