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A Birth record is closed information and can be available to the public on and after the 75th anniversary of the date of birth.

Only a qualified applicant may obtain a copy of a birth certificate:

  • The registrant.  The person named in the record.
  • The parent, child, brother, sister, spouse, grandparent, legal guardian or managing conservator of the registrant.
  • Legal representative, agent or other person acting under contract for the registrant must provide a letter of permission and a copy of identification from the registrant.
  • An applicant must provide all necessary information and show proper identification prior to obtaining the certificate.
  • If you are requesting a birth certificate for a grandchild, you will need to bring the child’s parent’s birth certificates to identify relationship.  If you are applying for a passport, the long form birth certificate is required for the application.

Information needed to obtain a birth certificate:

  •  Full name on birth certificate
  •  Date and place of birth
  •  Father’s full name
  •  Mother’s full maiden name
  •  Name, address and phone number of the requester
  •  Relationship to person on birth record
  •  Valid identification (driver’s license preferred)
  •  Purpose of obtaining the birth certificate