Houston Health Department

Qualified Applicants for Vital Records


All documents proving qualified applicant must be original documents; copies are not accepted.

Parent

Self

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification

Grandparent

  • Picture ID from list of primary acceptable identification
  • Must provide relationship to the grandchild such as birth certificate of mother/father of the child
  • Related parent must be listed on requested birth certificate

Spouse

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification
  • Documentation associated with the marriage, such as marriage certificate

Son/Daughter

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification
  • Must provide relationship to the parent such as their birth certificate
  • Related parent must be listed on requested birth certificate

Brother/Sister

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification
  • Document that associates them to the sibling such as siblings birth certificate showing same parent

Legal Guardian

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification
  • Certified court order showing legal custody

Attorney

  • Picture ID from list of primary identification
  • Certified copy of a court issued document that establishes legal interest
  • Bar card

Proof of Eligibility

  • Each applicant must present a valid primary form of identification along with their application. If the applicant is unable to present a valid primary form of identification, two secondary forms of identification are required - one of which bears the applicant's signature.