Due to the recent weather closures, there will be delays in our processing times. Please expect 3 - 6 weeks for your orders to be processed. Thank you for your patience as we work through our backlog from the office closure.
Welcome to the Dallas County Clerk birth, death, and marriage certificate online ordering system. Online requests will be processed during normal business hours, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM, Monday through Friday.
This is an official request for a Vital Record from the Dallas County Clerk's Office. Vital records include birth (including home births), death, and marriages for Dallas County. We maintain vital records for thirty-one (31) cities in Dallas County. This does not include the City of Dallas, which serves as its own local registrar; located in the J. Erik Jonsson Central Library. The information contained in this request should be considered private. Please complete all information in full and then finalize the order process through payment of the 'order fee'.
Please note the following:
A long form birth certificate is the most comprehensive certified birth record. It is a copy of the original birth certificate. It will also show a history of corrections that have been made to the birth record. A long form birth certificate are often required to obtain:
A short form or certified abstract of the birth record will only show current information for the individual’s name, date of birth, place of birth, sex, and name of parent(s). This form will not show a history of corrections. A short form birth certificate can be used for:
Attention: The maximum number of Birth Certificates that can be ordered per person, per lifetime is TEN (10).
Processing of Birth and Death Certificate Applications:
- You will receive an email notification when your application has successfully been submitted into the online ordering system.
- You will receive a second email notification and a phone call if our office has notified you of needed documents or questions regarding your order.
- Once your application has been Approved, a confirmation email will be sent to notify you that your document is ready for pick-up, or will be mailed the following business day.
- If your application has been Denied, you will be notified by email. The Convenience Fee, and any related credit card fees are considered NON-REFUNDABLE. The remaining Payment Amount (additional certificate fees, shipping fees) will be automatically refunded back to the applicant's credit card or bank account.
* Warning: The penalty for knowingly making a false statement in this form can be 2-10 years in prison and a fine up to $10,000 (Health and Safety Code 195.003)
The State Office is requiring that all applicants upload a form of identification when submitting their application. Click on the button below for information on the forms of identification acceptable.
Click below to see who is eligible to request a birth/death certificate, as there are restrictions:
|Certified Birth Certificate
A NON-REFUNDABLE SEARCH FEE OF $23.03 WILL APPLY FOR EACH RECORD SEARCHED
|Certified Death Certificate
A NON-REFUNDABLE SEARCH FEE OF $21.00 WILL APPLY FOR EACH RECORD SEARCHED
| Certified Copy of a Marriage Record
A NON-REFUNDABLE SEARCH FEE OF $10.00 WILL APPLY FOR EACH RECORD SEARCHED
* An additional Non-Refundable $4 Convenience and Credit Card Processing Fee will be applied to all online orders
* An additional Non-Refundable $0.35 VitalVerify fee will be applied to all 'delivery' orders.
Shipping and Pickup Options
Standard Shipping - Regular USPS
Please allow up to 3-6 weeks for your document to be delivered to you
You will be asked to select the method of receiving the certificates during the application. You will be notified by us once we have processed your application and the certificates are out for mail or ready for pickup.
Dallas County Clerk
Vital Records Division
500 Elm Street, Suite 2100
Dallas, TX 75202
For Technical Support, Contact:
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM