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 Certficates are available only for births that occur within Houston city limits and some limited surrounding areas.
      • 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.
      • For a list of Valid IDs click 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 $5 convienence fee will be applied to all online orders


Delivery Options

Standard USPS Shipping
Typically arrives within 4-8 weeks.

Due to the lobby closure the postage fee has been waived until further notice.

$3.00 ea

Same-Day Pick-Up

Expedited service, available for pick-up without waiting in person.

Houston Health Department
8000 N. Stadium Drive
Houston, TX 77054

NOTE: Same-Day Pick-Up if ordered by 2:00 pm (CST), otherwise available after 10:00 am (CST) next business day. Orders are typically ready 2 hours after a complete application is submitted. Note: Orders not picked up in 30 days will be destroyed and the search fees will NOT be refunded.

$15.00 ea 

Next Day Shipping
Place your order before 2:00 pm (CST) and the order will arrive the next business day via FedEx (for orders within the contiguous U.S.). Orders placed after 2:00 pm (CST) will be processed the next business day.

P.O. Boxes are not acceptable for Fed-Ex Next Day delivery. Please provide a physical address.

$46.00 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
Phone: (855) 642-2453


For a list of Valid IDs click HERE 

For information about the Zika Virus click HERE.