Info Required to Order Death Certificate

The information you’ll need for obtaining a death certificate in Texas is outlined below. You can also find out more about qualifications, cost, and where your order should be submitted!

Who Can Order Copies of a Death Certificate?

When someone dies in Texas, the funeral director or a surviving family member usually reports the death to the state. The death certificate is then ordered and placed on file. An original copy of the certificate will be given to a surviving spouse, child, or other family member. However, the family usually needs to order additional copies to settle the deceased’s affairs. Only immediate family members who are eligible according to the law can order copies of the death certificate; non-family members cannot apply.

In Texas, eligible family members include the following people:

  • Child
  • Parent
  • Sibling
  • Grandparent
  • Spouse

All persons who are related to the deceased in any other way must provide legal documentation, such as a court order establishing them as a legal guardian, to verify their claim. In addition, if you are the legal representative of a qualified applicant, you must submit a release that proves you have a direct and active interest in the death record of the deceased in question.

For example, you may submit a notarized statement signed by an immediate family member to the Texas Vital Statistics office in person or online. The notice must permit Texas Vital Statistics to provide you with a certified copy of the death certificate. Please take note that your full name must be used in this statement and that you must submit a photocopy of your photo ID with the notarized statement.

Information Required to Access Death Records

You must complete a request form to obtain a death certificate as an immediate family member or legal representative. You will be required to provide information such as:

  • Deceased’s full name
  • Deceased’s date of birth and death
  • Deceased’s place of birth and death
  • Deceased’s Social Security number
  • Full name of the deceased’s father
  • Full maiden name of the deceased’s mother
  • Your mailing address
  • Copy of your valid photo ID
  • City the death occurred

How Do I Obtain Copies of a Death Certificate?

When someone dies, their family needs to have a death certificate. This official document proves they passed away and makes sure any claims can go through with ease. The family may also need certified copies if they need to access financial accounts, transfer property ownership, and so on.

When it comes to obtaining an official Texas death certificate, TX-DPS Records is the quickest and simplest method. You can place an order for a death certificate online and have it sent to the vital records office within one business day via electronic transmission with rapid processing.

The majority of our clients complete their death certificate order form within 10 minutes, and we expedite the processing time for them using our secure and encrypted platform. You can place your order online now for only $55 using your credit or debit card.

Order Birth and Death Records Online

Do you want to order a birth or death certificate online? TX-DPS is an external authorized online ordering service that offers a perfect solution for those looking to place orders for vital records in Texas. You can order birth certificates and death certificates via our expedited process, with a rapid 1-day processing time as well as express shipping available!