How to Obtain Texas Vital Records

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How to Obtain Texas Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of Texas birth certificates, Texas marriage licenses, Texas divorce decrees and Texas death records. There are also useful links to past Texas Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on the Vital Records Index Page

Texas birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

Bureau of Vital Statistics
Texas Department of Health
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040

Texas birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The Texas Department of Health may be contacted by phone on (512) 458-7111 or online at

State office has records since 1903

More Texas Vital Records Resources

Birth, Marriage and Death Historical Record Collections at
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Vitalcheck Express Certificate Service
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Vital Records Search at
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