Welcome to the City of Houston's birth and death certificate online ordering system. Online requests will be processed during normal business hours, Monday through Thursday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm., Friday 8:00 am to 2:00 pm.

Please note the following:

      • Birth records for Houston and surrounding areas are available back to 1906
      • If your birth occurred outside of our registration district, but within the State of Texas, you will be issued an Abstract Record which is still a certified legal document.
      • Death Records are available only for decedents who pass within the city limits of Houston and limited surrounding areas.


The State Office is requiring that all applicants upload a form of identification when submitting their application. Click on the button below for information on the forms of identification acceptable.

Click here for list of forms of identification

Click here for information regarding qualified applicants

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The Following Vital Records May Be Requested Online:

Certified Birth Certificate (Standard Size - 8" X 11") $23.00 ea
Certified Death Certificate (Standard Size - 8" X 11") $21.00 ea

*An additional $5 convienence fee will be applied to all online orders


Shipping and Same Day Pickup Options

Regular US Mail
Arrives via regular U.S. mail in 4-8 weeks.


$3.00 ea

Same Day Pickup

Place your order before 2:00 pm and pick up onsite in 2 hours after you receive your order confirmation. Orders placed after 2:00 pm will be available after 10:00 am when the office opens the following day.  

  • Order Status: You will be contacted via phone, text and email when order is ready. View your order at any time by logging into the Request Order Tracker with your order number, email and password.
  • Processing time: Your order requires processing time. The processing time occurs during our standard business hours of 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.
  • Pick up Details: Please be prepared with Photo ID, Order number and Confirmation email – the subject line starts with “Your Document Has Been Issued”

NOTICE: Failure to upload Photo ID will delay the processing of your application.

$15.00 ea

Next Day Mail
Place your order before 2pm and certificate arrives the next business day via overnight mail (Overnight delivery within the USA). Orders placed after 2pm will be processed the next business day.

P.O. Box are not acceptable for Federal Express next day delivery. Please provide a physical address.

$46.00 ea

For More Information, Contact:

City of Houston Health Department
8000 North 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


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Same Day Orders - Available for Pick-Up:

Monday - Thursday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

8:00 AM - 2:00 PM