Online Death 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'

Attention:


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.

  • Failure to provide valid identification will result in the denial of the order. A convenience fee of five dollars (for the online service) will be withheld from the reimbursement.
  • Failure to provide any additional requested supporting documentation will result in the denial of the order. A convenience fee of five dollars (for the online service) will be withheld from the reimbursement.
  • For Death records: If the name of the city or the precinct is not listed among the "Place of Death" menu, the record is not filed with this office. Please terminate your request!
  • Please view the acceptable identification list before moving forward. Acceptable identification must be attached to your order. If your valid identification is not uploaded to your order, your order will be denied, and the convenience fee will be retained ($5.00).
  • Please view information regarding qualified applicants listed on page 2 of the application (Click on Qualified Applicant). If you are not an immediate family member, supporting documentation is required. Acceptable Supporting documentation must be uploaded to your order, to be considered a qualified applicant. See Third Party for details, if you are not an immediate family member. If your supporting documentation does not meet the City of Houston, Bureau of Vital Statistics requirements, your order will be denied. A $5.00 system convenience fee will be withheld from your reimbursement.

Click here for a list of forms of identification


Click here for information regarding qualified applicants

Please Enter The Full Name Of Deceased:


Parent Names of the Deceased:


Please Enter The Location Of Death:


Funeral Home


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:


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The individual listed on the Death Certificate is:


Select The Information Type(s) Requested:


Total Fee:

$0

AUTHORIZATION NOTIFICATION:
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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