By Texas law, birth certificates have restricted access to family members and their legal representatives for 100 years from the birth.
For a copy of a Texas birth certificate, please print and complete the appropriate form, enclose a copy of a valid government issued photo ID, and send a money order or check (payable to DSHS) to the name and address below.
Vital Statistics Units, Department of State Health Services
P. O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
Fax: (512) 458-7711
Texas Vital Statistics can provide records for births or deaths that were filed in Texas from 1903 to the present.