For fast, affordable service, order Texas death certificates through Texas.gov, the official eGovernment site for the State of Texas. The current estimated processing time for Texas.gov orders is 10-15 business days.
Death certificates for deaths within the past 25 years are considered protected records, and Texas.gov has the following requirements for requesting these records:
- If you live in Texas, you can order the records of your immediate family members. If you live outside Texas, you must be the surviving spouse of the deceased, a parent of the deceased or the funeral director of the funeral home on the record.
- You must have a valid state-issued driver’s license or government-issued ID card.
- You must be ordering a record that is to be delivered within the United States, to U.S. territories or U.S. commonwealths, or to U.S. military addresses (APO, FPO).
- You must have a valid credit card.
If you do not meet these criteria, you cannot use Texas.gov to request a death certificate from the past 25 years, but you can make the request by following the instructions below.