Houston Health Department
Birth and Death Certificates
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
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.
Complete a copy of the appropriate application:
Current Working Hours
Monday-Thursday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
Friday: 8:00am – 2:00pm
Funeral Director Office Hours:
Monday-Friday: 8:00am – 4:00pm
**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