All orders are currently delayed due to a major systems outage at the records processing center. We expect this to be resolved shortly and will update this message as more information is known.
Welcome to StateVitalRecords.org. We provide fast, convenient access to government-issued vital records through our secure online processing application. To proceed with your vital record request, please select from the options below. Alternatively, you may visit the official site if you would prefer to deal directly with the state of Texas.
What would you like to order?
Frequently Asked Questions
How do I order a birth certificate online?
To order a birth certificate online, you must meet certain requirements.
If the individual listed on the record is 75 years old or older:
- You must correctly identify the record you are attempting to obtain. Please see FAQ #6 for more information.
If the individual listed on the record is 74 years old or younger:
- You must provide Item A, as well as be of an acceptable relationship to the individual on record. Please see FAQ #7 for more information.
- You must provide identification proving your identity. If ordering remotely, whether online or by mail, a notarized statement is also required. If ordering in person, the notarized statement is not required. Please see FAQ #18 for more information.
How do I order a Long Form birth certificate, certified by the Texas Vital Statistics Unit?
The certificates we offer are official, raised seal - long form version certificates certified by the Texas Department of State Health Services and accepted by all state and federal agencies. The certificates can be used for several identifying purposes including, but not limited to: obtaining a passport or state-issued driver’s license/identification card, travel, employment, social security, school, etc.
How long will it take to receive my vital record?
2-5 Day Expedited delivery is available! Standard orders are processed in 30-60 business days. For more details of regarding delivery methods please visit our Track Order page.
Are you affiliated with the state of Texas?
We are a privately owned site not affiliated with nor endorsed by the state of Texas or any other government agency, however, we are dedicated to maintaining a positive relationship and reputation with everyone, including the Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Stastics Unit.
How much do vital records cost?
Birth certificates are $22 and death certificates are $20. This site charges an agency fee to process your online transaction with the state on your behalf. This fee varies depending on the record purchased, the type of delivery chosen, and the number of copies requested. There are benefits associated with this fee, including expedited delivery options not offered by the state, 24/7 access to expert support with no hold times, secure payment processing, and a thorough review of your information to ensure your application is error-free prior to processing. The state does not refund payments for applications with inaccurate or missing information. Our thorough review of each application will find and fix potentially costly mistakes.