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TX-DPS Records Makes Ordering Vital Records Easy!

CalenderFebruary 8, 2023


Are you in need of vital records such as a birth certificate or a death certificate, but are dreading the thought of navigating the complicated and time-consuming process of obtaining one? We understand how overwhelming it can be to order vital records in Texas, and that’s why TX-DPS Records, an online Texas record service, has made the process as easy as possible for you. 

With our streamlined ordering system and helpful customer service team, we ensure you receive your vital records in an accurate and timely manner. 

Read on to learn how you can easily order your documents online with TX-DPS Vital Records. We’ve even explained our new pricing model and the estimated time it’ll take you to receive the records you order.

Why Does It Take So Long to Obtain Your Vital Records Using the Traditional Method?

Vital records include items like a birth certificate, death certificate, marriage license, and so on. Obtaining these vital records or a certified copy of these records can be a frustrating and time-consuming process. But why does it take so long?

One reason is simply the sheer volume of requests. With a population of about 30 million people, Texas is the second most populous state in the United States. With such a large population comes a large number of requests for vital records. 

This high volume of requests can cause delays in processing as government officials and staff are working to keep up with the demand.

Another reason for delays in obtaining vital records in Texas may be the complex process for obtaining these records. Depending on the type of record being requested and the county or municipality where the request is being made, there may be additional steps or requirements that must be met. 

For example, you may be required to provide proof of valid identification or a municipal court order to obtain certain types of records. This added complexity can slow down the process and makes it take longer to obtain the needed records.

» More: The Issues You May Encounter While Requesting Texas State Documents

Does Ordering Your Texas Vital Records Online Make Any Difference?

Compared to ordering in person, ordering records online saves you a significant amount of time. Plus, ordering these documents online comes with an added advantage in the form of convenience. You can order a birth or death certificate from the comfort of your home and get the record delivered to your doorstep.

In a nutshell, when you order the record documents online with TX-DPS Records, you don’t even need to step out of your house. You receive all the requested records in a timely manner, delivered directly to you.

Here are some more benefits of ordering your vital records online:

  • Convenient and Time-Saving

You can order vital records online from anywhere in Texas, eliminating the need to follow the traditional walk-in method, i.e., visiting the government office in person, or mailing a request.

  • Track the Status of Your Request

Many online ordering systems, like TX-DPS Records, give you a tracking number so you can know when to expect your vital record to arrive.

  • Multiple Payment Options 

When you order these records online, you can quickly and securely make payments using your credit or debit card. There is no need to send out for a money order or other special payment.

  • Faster Processing 

The processing time adds to your wait when you go the traditional way and order your records through the vital records office in your city limits. The process might include the submission of several documents and getting approvals, which ultimately extends the overall duration of the processing time.

However, this isn’t the case with ordering certified copies online. When you choose TX-DPS Records, you can rest assured that everything will be taken care of by us. You can simply relax and wait for your ordered records to arrive at your preferred address. 

  • Online Notary Service Included 

The State Vital Office in Texas has revised the policy for ordering vital records, and they now need the original designation form to process your request. When you opt for the online method to order your documents with TX-DPS Records, an online notary is included as a part of the service, which eliminates the need to mail us the designation form. 

You’ll get your records or other documents quickly, with fewer chances of any delays or errors. 

  • Better Security 

Your vital records have your complete information, so it’s critical to keep them safe. Ordering online helps you keep your essential details safe and secure. Just make sure to order the documents through a secure website that’s authorized and licensed to operate in Texas.

How Does Ordering from TX-DPS Records Work? Why Is It So Simple?

Ordering your vital records online is relatively easier than ordering them in person, and TX-DPS Records has made it even simpler. Now you can order any vital record online with just a few clicks using our secure website. Below we have explained everything about the types of records you can order with us and more.

What Types of Vital Records Can You Order from TX-DPS Records?

Generally, there are two Texas vital records you can order online. These include:

  • Birth certificates
  • Death certificates

Birth Certificates

You can order a certified copy of your own birth certificate or the birth certificate of immediate family members. Having a birth certificate on hand is necessary for things like obtaining a driver’s license, enrolling in school, applying for a passport, and more. 

To order a birth certificate online, you will typically need to provide information such as the full name of the person listed on the certificate, their date of birth, their place of birth, and the names of their parents. You may also be required to provide proof of your identity and connection to the person on the birth certificate in order to process your order request.

Death certificates

Using the online ordering system of TX-DPS Records, you can easily order a certified copy of a death certificate for a deceased person. A death certificate is essential for things like settling the estate of the deceased or for receiving life insurance benefits. 

Ordering a death certificate online is easy. You will typically need to provide information such as the full name of the deceased, date of death, place of death, and more. You might also need to show proof of your relationship with the deceased.

Besides vital records, you can also order the following from TX-DPS Records:

Driver Record 

You can order your driving record (also known as a motor vehicle record or “MVR”) online through TX-DPS Records. It can be used to sign up for a defensive driving course. It is also advisable to get a copy of your driving record every so often to make sure there are no discrepancies.

The process of ordering a driving record is simple; you’ll just need to provide your personal information as asked on the online form and pay a fee. The fee may vary depending on the type of record you are requesting and the length of time the record covers.

You can fill out this form to request an official certified 3A DPS driver record. You will need to provide your personal information, including your name, date of birth, and Texas driver’s license number. Once the payment is processed and the information is verified, your driving record will be sent to your email or preferred address.

Defensive Driving 

A defensive driving record is a document a person receives after completing a defensive driving course. These types of courses are typically taken to dismiss a traffic ticket, reduce fines, or receive an insurance discount. Some individuals also take it to refresh their driving skills and learn about the latest laws and regulations. (Read: 6 Benefits of Completing a Defensive Driving Course)

In the state of Texas, a defensive driving course can be taken in person at a physical location or online through an approved provider. Once the course is completed, the student will receive a certificate of completion, which they can present to their insurance company or to court as proof of completion.

✍️ Note:

A defensive driving record in Texas is not the same as a driving record or motor vehicle record (MVR) – which is a record of a person’s driving history, including any traffic violations or accidents. The defensive driving record only shows that the individual has completed a defensive driving course, and it is not provided by the Texas Department of Public Safety (TDPS).

It’s important to check with the specific court or insurance company to confirm that they accept the completion of a defensive driving course before you order it online. 

» More: Improve Your Driving Skills and Maintain a Clean Driving Record

How Long Does It Take?

At TX-DPS Records, we process all requests on a priority basis to ensure that you receive the requested records on or before the assigned date. However, the duration of the overall process depends on the type of records you’ve ordered with us.

Once your request for vital records has been processed and approved, we use the shipping method you chose when ordering (USPS or UPS). You can opt for an expedited delivery with birth and death certificates if you need to receive these certified documents as soon as possible.  

The duration of the overall process from filing an application to delivery depends on the following factors:

  • Processing Time

When you request your vital records online with TX-DPS Records, the processing time is generally shorter compared to the processing time of the traditional method. However, the amount of time it takes for the county clerk’s office to process and fulfill your request can vary depending on the volume of requests they are receiving, the complexity of your request, and the staff availability.

  • Shipping Method 

The shipping method you choose for the vital records can affect the delivery time. For example, standard mail will take longer to arrive than expedited shipping. TX-DPS Records offers both standard and expedited shipping, so you can get your records delivered when you need them.

  • Authentication and Verification Process

Some vital records require an additional authentication and verification process, which may cause a delay in delivery. 

When you order vital records with TX-DPS Records, we will give you an estimated delivery date so you know when to expect your order. In addition, we provide you with a tracking number once we send your records out so you can track the status of the shipment for added convenience. If you have any issues, you can call us at (888) 596-7307 to check the status of your order. 

What Is the Pricing Model at TX-DPS Records?

The pricing model at TX-DPS Records is really simple. Everything is included in a single fee, which eliminates any hidden charges. Here’s a breakdown of the pricing for ordering vital records:

  • Birth Certificate: $110
  • Death Certificate: $90 

The fee includes everything from processing your request to shipping the documents to the address you’ve provided. Here’s a breakdown of what the fee includes:

  • Government Fees (Regulated by State Health Services)

Government fees are charges that are imposed by the local government for issuing vital records. These fees are usually non-negotiable and are required to be paid by everyone requesting the record. They vary depending on the type of record and the county where the records office is located. 

  • Notary Fees

According to the new policies released by the State Vital Records Office, it’s important to attach the original designation form with the application when ordering vital records. The single fee that you pay us includes the notary fees for processing your designation form.

  • Service Fee

A service fee is charged by TX-DPS Records for obtaining the record on your behalf. It covers the cost of processing and handling your request. This fee is usually a flat rate and could vary depending on the type of record being requested.

  • Shipping and Handling Charges 

The shipping and handling fee varies depending on the location where you want the vital records sent. 

  • Expedited Fee 

TX-DPS Records offers an option for expedited delivery if you need the records at the earliest possible time. An expedited fee will be added to the overall fee at the time of checking out online. 

It’s important to keep in mind that the prices for vital records can vary depending on the county the record is being requested from, the type of record, and the shipping option selected.

Wondering how much ordering a birth record, death record, or other documents would cost you? Call us at (888) 596-7307 and we’d be happy to answer any questions you have regarding ordering Texas vital records online.

What Information Do You Need to Order Vital Records?

The information required to process requests for vital records depends on the type of record. Additionally, you may need to provide information about your relationship with the person whose name is on the birth or death certificate. Some records can only be requested by immediate family members.

TX-DPS Records has made the overall process streamlined, and you can easily order Texas vital records online. Here are the details you need to provide based on the vital records you want to order:

Certified Birth Certificate

  • Full Name of the Person Listed on the Certificate 

You will need to provide the full name of the person whose birth certificate you are requesting, including any middle names or initials.

  • Date of Birth 

You will need to provide the date of birth of the person listed on the certificate.

  • Place of Birth 

The form requires you to provide the town, city, or county in Texas where the person was born.

  • Full Name of Father and Mother 

The full name of the father and mother on the birth certificate, including the first, middle, and last names, is required to process the application for a birth certificate. For the mother, the maiden name might also be required if mentioned in the vital statistics.

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Certified Death Certificate 

  • Full Name of the Deceased 

You will need to provide the full name of the deceased person whose death certificate you are requesting, including any middle names or initials.

  • Date of Birth 

The date of birth of the deceased is required.

  • Sex

You must note the gender of the deceased person using the checkbox option. 

  • Date of Death 

Fill in the date of death of the person on the death certificate you are ordering. 

  • Place of Death 

You will need to provide the city and county where the person died. 

  • Full Name of Father and Mother 

The order form has two fields for entering the complete names of the father and mother of the deceased, as per the government records. 

Besides these essential details, you’ll need to provide some common information, including:

  • Your name (including middle/maiden name)
  • Email address
  • Phone number (where you want the status alerts)
  • Relationship with the person whose vital records you are ordering. 
  • Address where you want the records to be shipped.
  • Reason for obtaining the vital records.

After entering the information, you can complete the payment to submit your request for ordering Texas vital records. TX-DPS Records will inform you once your request is processed. You’ll get all the details, such as the shipping date, sent to your preferred phone number or email.

Tips for Ordering Texas Vital Records 

TX-DPS Records has made ordering vital records easy, but with a few tips, you can make the process even more streamlined. From placing the order to tracking the delivery status, these tips are going to help you throughout the process of ordering vital records online.

1. Gather all Necessary Information and Documents

Make sure to have all the required information and documents on hand, such as a valid ID for proof of your identity or proof of relationship to the person listed on the record.

2. Check the Processing Time

Be aware of the processing time for the specific record you are requesting, as it can vary depending on the county or municipality.

3. Consider Expedited Shipping Options

If you need the record quickly, consider expedited shipping options. You can request fast shipping of about three days when your vital records are processed.

4. Keep Track of the Request

Keep track of the status of your request and make sure to update your contact information in case the vital records office needs to reach you.

5. Double-Check All the Information Provided

Before submitting the order, double-check all the information provided to avoid delays and errors. Do all personal checks before clicking on the submit button to be sure you are not missing anything.

6. Order the Vital Records at the Earliest Opportunity

You’ll need a birth or death certificate for a variety of reasons at certain points in your life. Many organizations, such as school admissions, require you to submit these documents. Try to order the vital records as soon as possible so that you get them delivered quickly and it doesn’t affect your other processes.

Order Texas Vital Records With TX-DPS Records Today!

TX-DPS Records has streamlined the process of ordering Texas vital records like birth and death certificates. You can now avoid long lines and crowded offices by ordering your vital records online from anywhere in Texas. The process of ordering these records is simple and only takes a few minutes using our secure and safe system.

Once you’ve placed your order, our teams take care of everything, such as double-checking that you fully completed the request form and processing your order. Once they are ready, your vital records are then shipped to the address you’ve chosen. You’ll have them in hand in no time!

Contact us online or call us at 888-596-7307 for more information. Visit our website to request vital records such as birth certificates, death certificates, and more today!