Texas Birth Records
Search Texas birth records online
To access the archives, simply enter the full name of the person or relative you'd like to start your research with…
Texas has been maintaining a collection of birth records since 1903 when the state government passed a law which required it to record births.
Texas is a closed record state, which means that certified copies can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them.
Birth records become public once they are 75 years old, which is for births in 1942 and before.
Texas Vital Records Office
The office that handles birth records from 1903-2017 for the entire state of Texas is The Department of Health Services where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.
- Texas Department of State Health Services
- Vital Statistics Bureau
- 1100 West 49th Street
- Austin, TX 78756-3101
- Phone: 512-776-3203
- URL: http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/reqproc/faq/birthdeath.shtm
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Note: The county office that has the birth records you are looking for is in the county office where the individual was born.
Example: If you live in Bell county, but were born in Fort Bend county, then the Fort Bend county office has your records.