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:

      • 'Full size' Birth Certificates are available only for births that occur within Houston city limits and some limited surrounding areas. 
      • Long Form Birth Certificates are NOT available for the following hospitals: HCA Southeast, Houston Methodist Willowbrook Hospital, Memorial Hermann Cypress Hospital, Memorial Hermann-Sugarland, Memorial Hermann - Pasadena
      • If the birth occurred outside of the City's registration district but within the State of Texas, a Birth Fact will be issued instead; this is a certified legal document typically acceptable for the same purposes as a Birth Certificate, except in the case of Passport applications.
      • Death Records are available only for those deaths that occur within Houston city limits and some limited surrounding areas.
      • Valid ID MUST be attached to your application at the time of the request and you must be a qualified applicant (immediate family). If ID is not attached at the time of the request or does not meet the requirements of the State of Texas, or you are not a qualified applicant, your order will be denied and the $6 convenience fee will be withheld from your reimbursement. ID and qualified applicant requirements can be found here.

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The Following Vital Records May Be Requested Online:

Certified Birth Certificate or Birth Fact $23.00 ea
Certified Death Certificate $21.00

*An additional $6 convienence fee will be applied to all online orders. This is not refundable.


Delivery Options


The current processing time is approximately 4 weeks.

$3.00 ea


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
8000 N. Stadium Dr.
Houston, TX 77054
Pick Up Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:00a-4:00p, Friday 8:00a-2:00p

Note: Orders not picked up 30 days after the order has been completed will be mailed and no refunds will be approved.

$15.00 ea 



For More Information, Contact:

Houston Health Department
8000 N Stadium Drive
Houston, TX 77054

Phone: 713.837.0311

Houston Health Department Website (CLICK HERE)


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Email: help@permitium.com


For a list of Valid IDs click HERE