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Birth and Death Certificate
Overview
To get a copy of a birth or death certificate, please fill out the Application for a Certified Copy of a Birth or Death Certificate.

Fees
  • Birth Certificates - $23
  • Death Certificates - $21 plus $3 for each additional death certificate ordered at the same time

Guidelines

Only qualified applicants can obtain a certified copy of a confidential record. A qualified applicant includes:
  • The person whose record is being requested
  • An immediate family member of the person, either by blood, marriage, or adoption
  • The person's guardian, legal agent, or representative
  • A person showing direct and tangible interest in the record to implement a law or to protect personal property

Birth records are kept confidential for 75 years. Death records are kept confidential for 25 years.

Tips
  • Do not surrender your birth certificate to anyone unless you know it will be returned to you
  • Do not carry a birth certificate in your wallet or purse except when needed

More Information
If you have questions or for more information, please contact the Utility Administration Department at (806) 828-2000.