Houston Health Department

Houston Health Department closing birth and death record office until further notice due to COVID-19, online ordering services to continue


March 16, 2020

HOUSTON — The Houston Health Department will close its Bureau of Vital Statistics (birth and death records) office to the public until further notice, effective March 17, 2020. The closure is a measure to help contain and mitigate COVID-19 spread.

The health department will continue to offer online birth and death record ordering services via HoustonHealth.org and will waive the standard shipping fee.

Houstonians should visit HoustonEmergency.org/COVID19 for updated information about local risk, protective actions, frequently asked questions, closures, communication resources, rumor control, emergency preparedness tips and more.