Welcome to the City of Houston's Birth and Death Certificate online ordering system. Requests will be processed between Monday through Thursday, 8:00 am to 4:00 pm, and Fridays, 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.
Please note the following:
|Certified Birth Certificate or Birth Fact
|Certified Death Certificate
**There is a $6.00 Service Fee Non-refundable**
STANDARD USPS SHIPPING
The current processing time for orders is within 5-7 business days. Processing times do not include shipping days.
Expedited service, available for pick-up without waiting in person.
Same-Day Processing is available if the complete order is placed by 2:00 pm (CST) Monday-Thursday or 12:00 pm (CST) Friday; these orders are typically ready for pick up 2 hours after a complete application is submitted. Any order placed after those times will be available for pick up after 10:00 am (CST) the next business day.
You will receive multiple emails: the first email confirms the order was received; the final email indicates the order is ready for pick up. Your order will not be ready for pick up until the final email is received.
You may check the progress by using the Online Order Tracker (City of Houston Health Department Online Birth Certificate Requests (permitium.com)
Houston Health Department
Pick Up Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00am-4:00pm, Friday 8:00am-2:00pm
Note: Orders not picked up within 30 days of the order being completed will be mailed once the address is verified.
If there is no response after a few attempts (email and /or call) the certificate will be mailed to address listed in application.
NO REFUNDS or REPRINTS will be issued if the certificate is lost in transit.
REFUNDS will not be allowed after the order has been processed.