Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate

Ordering Birth Certificates through Texas.gov
For fast, affordable service, order Texas birth 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.

Birth certificates for births within the past 75 years are considered protected records, and Texas.gov has the following requirements for requesting these records:

  • If you reside in Texas, you can order your own record or the records of your immediate family members. If you live outside of Texas, you can order your own record or the record of your child, if you are listed as a parent 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 birth certificate from the past 75 years, but you can make the request by following the instructions below.