Ordering Death Certificates through Texas.gov

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.