Online Birth Certificate Request
Step 1, Please Enter All Information

This is an official, online vital record request.

Please note the following:

    • The fee will be paid through Permitium Payments. The charge will show on your credit card statement as 'PermVitalRecs'


The State of Texas requires that all applicants provide valid identification before their application can be processed. Click on the button below for information on the forms of identification acceptable.

  • Valid ID MUST be attached to your application at the time of the request and you must be a qualified applicant. 
  • If ID is not attached at the time of the request, does not meet the requirements of the State of Texas, or you are not deemed a qualified applicant, your order will be denied and the $5 convenience fee will be withheld from your refund.
  • If you are not an immediate family member defined by the qualified applicant information, supporting documentation is required and must be uploaded to your order.
  • If requesting a Death record and the name of the city or precinct is not listed within the "Place of Death" drop-down menu, the record is not filed with this office; Please terminate your request.


Click here for a list of forms of identification

Click here for information regarding qualified applicants

STANDARD USPS SHIPPING - The current processing time for orders that select standard shipping to their current address is approximately 12 weeks.

Please Enter The Full Name On The Birth Certificate:

Information Related To Birth:

You have selected an area that may be outside of our registration district. This could result in a certified birth fact (abstract certified birth certificate). Although this is a legal document, please STOP and check with the entity requesting the record to ensure their acceptance. By entering your birth city below, you acknowledge that you may receive a birth fact and will be charged accordingly.

Parent Names As Listed on Birth Certificate:

Please Enter The Requestor's Name:

Requestor's Current Residence Address: (this may be different than the mailing address)

Requestor's Current Mailing Address: (if different from residence address)

Requestor's Contact Telephone Numbers: (###-###-####)

Requestor's Driver's License: (or other State Issued ID)

Requestor's Email:

Please attach your photo identification

Failure to upload a valid ID will result in the request being declined. (NO EXCEPTIONS)
  • We can only accept valid government-issued identification (e.g. current driver's license, military ID, etc.).  "SELFIES" ARE NOT VALID FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION AND WILL NOT BE ACCEPTED.
  • Please Note:  The City of Houston, Bureau of Vital Statistics doesn’t honor the Extended Waivers letters issued by the Department of Public Safety.  State-issued identification must be current (Not Expired).  See Acceptable Identification List on HOME PAGE
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Reason for Request:

Select Delivery Method:

Please select the document delivery method

The individual listed on the Birth Certificate is:

Select The Information Type(s) Requested:

Total Fee:


My initials below constitute an electronic signature and authorizes the City of Houston Health Department to release information and / or my vital record and confirms I have completed all sections accurately and truthfully, including information verifying my identity. I understand that the recipient of the record(s) will use the indicated documents(s) for legitimate interests only and that the information contained therein shall not be further transferred or communicated to any other party or agency without my expressed written consent. I understand the penalty for knowingly making false statements on this form is a third degree felony and may be punishable with up to 2 - 10 years in prison and a fine of up to $10,000 Health and Saftey Code of Texas, Chapter 195, Sec. 195.003.

In the event that your certificate cannot be located, state law requires a search fee equal to the certificate cost be collected. Search and convenience fees are non-refundable or transferable. The shipping fees may be refunded.

I have enclosed the correct fees and understand that they are nonrefundable. I understand that an incomplete form will not be processed and will be considered closed after expiration of the 30 day notification window. I declare under penalty of perjury that the foregoing is true and correct.
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