Houston Health Department

Birth and Death Certificates

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Did you know: You can order your Birth Certificate Online? Skip the line, order online Here.
Pick up the same day after 90 minutes or choose a delivery option: Next Day or Standard Processing.

You may also apply in person at 8000 North Stadium Drive.
Current Lobby Hours are 8:00am – 3:00pm Monday-Thursday and 8:00am – 12:00pm Friday.
Funeral Directors may contact (713) 837-0311 for further instructions.

Complete a copy of the appropriate application:

-Birth and/or Death Certificate Application
-Aplicación para Acta de Nacimiento y/o Defunción

**Remember to bring Approved Valid Identification/Recuerda traer Aprobado Identificación Válida
Further information on Qualified Applicants may be found here.

-Death Certificate Mail Order Process/Proceso de Correo para Acta de Defunción
-Notarized Proof of Identification Form (for mail in Death Certificate Processing)
-Cardholder Letter of Acceptance (for mail-in Death Certificate Procssing)

The City of Houston Bureau of Vital Statistics no longer accepts mail-in orders for Birth Certificates.

For mail-in orders, please contact the State Office:


The Texas Department of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040