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Birth and Death Certificates

The Houston Health Department Bureau of Vital Statistics maintains records of births, deaths, and fetal deaths that occur in the incorporated city limits of Houston. Our core functions include records retention, serving as a liaison to the state, funeral home relations, and providing birth and death certificates to the general public. Birth records are available from 1882, death records from 1874, and fetal death records from 1906.


Bureau of Vital Statistics
8000 North Stadium Drive
Houston, Texas 77054


Monday - Thursday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m.
Friday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m.

Walk-in customers must arrive one hour prior to lobby closing.

Ways to Order

Order online

Schedule appointment

Get the app. Available for free from the Apple App Store and Google Play.

Outside of Harris County

Frequently Asked Questions

Find answers to your questions on ordering online, birth certificates and birth-verification letters, death certificates and death-verification letters, marriage-verification and divorce-verification letters.

How to Order Vital Records From Texas Health and Human Resources

Payment Methods

  • Cash, Mastercard, Visa, or Discovery (checks not accepted)


  • Parking is available in the adjacent garage at 8059 Stadium Drive
  • Parking fee: $4
  • We are not responsible if you receive a parking ticket or are towed for parking illegally on the street or in the hotel parking lot next door.