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.
      • 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 $5 convenience fee will be withheld from your reimbursement. ID and qualified applicant requirements can be found here.

Back to the Houston Health Department website

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
Current processing time approximately 12 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


Same-Day Pick-Up is available if complete order is placed by 2:00 pm (CST) Monday-Thursday or 12:00 pm (CST) Friday; these orders are typically ready 3 hours after a complete application is submitted.  Any order placed after those times will be available after 10:00 am (CST) the next business day.

You will receive 2 emails: the first is the confirmation that the order was received, and the final email will indicate the order is ready for pickup. Your order will not be ready for pick up until the second 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)


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 

For information about the Zika Virus click HERE.