Information Required to Order Birth Certificate

While preparing to order a Texas birth certificate, there are several pieces of information that you’ll need to process your order.

If you are a Texas resident, you can order your own record or the birth certificate of your immediate family members.

In order to request the record, you must provide the following information:

  • The full name of the on the birth certificate (middle names are not required, but are requested)
  • The individual’s date of birth
  • The name of the city or county in which the individual was born
  • The full name of the father, if listed on the birth certificate
  • The full maiden name of the mother, if listed on the birth certificate

Birth certificates with a date of birth within the past 75 years are protected records that require the following additional information to process a request:

  • Your current driver’s license or state-issued identification card
  • Your Social Security number
  • Your date of birth
  • Your address

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