Houston Health Department

Birth and Death Certificates

Mission/Vision Statement:
The Vital Statistics Department strives to provide efficient, customer-oriented service by collaborating to utilize all available resources to continually improve. Our mission is to progress with the community as it evolves.


Please be advised the Bureau of Vital Statistics will be closing early on Monday, April 3rd for an internal training. Lobby Services and Same Day Pick-up will close at 12 Noon. We will resume regular business hours on Tuesday, April 4, 2017. Birth Certificates can be ordered online anytime via the link below.

   April 3 (Monday):    8:00 AM – Noon
   April 4 – April 7 (Tuesday – Thursday):    8:00 AM – 4:00 PM
   April 8 (Friday):    8:00 AM – 2:00 PM

Apply online

Ordene en Línea


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 Working Hours

Lobby Hours:
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am –   4:00pm
                    Friday: 8:00am –   2:00pm

Funeral Director Office Hours:
Monday-Friday:    8:00am – 4:00pm

Complete a copy of the appropriate application:

**Remember to bring Approved Valid Identification / Recuerda traer Aprobado Identificación Válida

Further information on Qualified Applicants may be found here.

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