Houston Health Department

Birth and Death Certificates


Online same day pickup orders placed before 2 pm are available for pick up during normal business hours. The office hours are from 8 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday with the exception of Thursday, which closes at 6 pm. If unable to arrive before closing, your order will be available the following business day..

Note: As of, January 1, 2016, Vital Statistics will no longer be accepting mail-in vital record requests with the exception of death certificates. Contact the office for more information.

(Birth and Death Certificates) 
8000 North Stadium Drive
Houston, TX 77054

Phone Number:
3-1-1 for local calls and 
(713) 837-0311 for calls outside
the Houston city limits

Benjamin Hernandez, Interim Registrar
Cheryl Williams, Deputy Registrar



Try the new online Birth Certificates Service Here

The Bureau of Vital Statistics customer service hours (main lobby and funeral home services) are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday. Extended hours on Thursday for main lobby from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. and funeral home services 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.





Birth and Death Certificates - No Checks Accepted


Certificates at a location near you


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Certificates at a Center near you on selected days per week, 8:30 a.m. - 10:45 a.m. and 12:15 p.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Tuesday - Magnolia Multi-Service Center
  • Wednesday โ€“ La Nueva Casa de Amigos Health Center โ€“ second and fourth Wednesday of each month
  • Thursday - Northside Health Center โ€“ first Thursday of each month.
  • Acres Homes Multi-Service Center - third Wednesday of each month
  • Fridays, 1st 50 customers only, Southwest Multi-Service Center       

    Note: At these sites, only certified birth records are issued at this time. In addition, the only acceptable forms of payment at these sites are money orders made payable to the City of Houston.


Vital Statistics office information for the 8000 North Stadium Drive location




Monday through Friday:8:00 a.m to 4:00 p.m.
Extended Hours: Thursdays Only
Lobby hours:8:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m
Funeral home services8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.


Effective September 1, 2015 - Senate Bill 200, Article 5 amended Section 191.0031 of the Texas Health and Safety Code (HSC) to state that the state registrar or a local registrar may not issue a certified copy of a record to a person who has applied for the record by mail unless the person has provided notarized proof of identity. In accordance with HSC ยง191.0031, City of Houston, Vital Statistics Mail-In Request will be amended to require applicants provide a notarized proof of identity. The Application and Notarized Proof of Identification are two separate forms and both must be submitted along with the photo identification. Applications without photo ID and the attached sworn statement will not be processed.

How to apply for a Certified Record:

1. Apply in person at 8000 North Stadium Drive for Birth and Death records
2. Apply by Mail

  • As of, January 1, 2016, Vital Statistics will no longer be accepting mail-in vital record requests with the exception of Death certificates. Contact the office for more information.
  • Money Order only (Payable to City of Houston)
  • Copy of valid identification (Primary and Secondary see list) Click Here
  • Provide notarized Identification form (Mail in Death records only) Click Here
  • Mail your request to:
    Bureau of Vital Statistics
    8000 North Stadium Dr.
    Houston, TX 77054

3. Apply Online

Try the new online Birth Certificates Service Click Here