Welcome to the Texas.gov Vital Records Application

With an increasing volume of customer orders for certified copies of vital records, we are experiencing longer processing times, as well as longer hold times for our call center. For Texas.gov online orders, processing times average 2 months. For all other orders, processing times average 3-4 months. Please email VRStatus@dshs.texas.gov for status updates on current orders. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your understanding.

You can use this application to order Texas Vital Records online including:

  • Birth Certificate or Verification
  • Death Certificate or Verification
  • Marriage Verification
  • Divorce Verification

Ordering & Payment

  • Most orders are processed within 20-25 state business days. The record will ship after it is processed.
  • Payment can only be made with a credit card or major-brand debit card (Visa, MasterCard).
  • Once your order is confirmed, it cannot be cancelled. If the record requested is not found, the fee is non-refundable and non-transferable.
  • To request records in person or through alternative methods, or to request amendments to birth or death records, follow the instructions on the Texas Vital Statistics website.
  • To request vital records from other states, visit the National Center for Health Statistics website.

Shipping & Delivery

  • Overnight or next-day deliveries are not available online. Remember, you must allow 20-25 state business days for processing before your order is shipped.
  • Orders can be delivered to the United States, U.S. territories and commonwealths, and U.S. military addresses (APO, FPO). For deliveries to other locations, follow instructions on the Texas Vital Statistics website.


  • Do not use your browser's 'Back' button during the order. You will be able to edit your information before submitting payment.
  • Review the Frequently Asked Questions for requirements and more information.

Click 'Continue' to proceed.