You must use a credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). A processing fee will apply.
Order processing takes about 1 business day for approved requests. Regular delivery takes about 2 business days. To receive your certificate in as few as 24 hours, express service is available for an additional charge.
If your identity cannot be verified online, you will be instructed to fax a copy of your current government-issued identification to 512-972-5208 before your application can be processed. This will delay the process and delivery time.
Walk In -- Receive in 15 minutes
Come to the Office of Vital Records, located at 7201 Levander Loop, Building C (off the corner of Airport Blvd. and Hwy. 183 at the northeast corner of the Montopolis bridge on the Betty Dunkerley campus), Austin, TX, 78702. The office is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. The last application is accepted until 4:15 p.m.
Our office is usually busiest between 11 am – 2 pm. Customers should expect longer wait times during those hours.
Current government-issued photo identification is required.
A check or money order payable to the Office of Vital Records ($23 for each copy of a birth certificate; $21 for each death certificate plus $4 for each additional copy)
A copy of your current government-issued photo identification
A copy of a current government-issued identification of the person who signs the check (if different from the requestor)
A stamped self-addressed envelope (use an express mail envelope for express mail delivery).
Office of Vital Records PO Box 1088 Austin, TX 78767-1088
Average processing time is 2-3 days for approved applications. Incorrect or incomplete information will delay processing.
Regular mail will take up to one to two weeks to be delivered. If you need the record quickly, use an Express form of delivery (FedEx, USPS, or UPS), which will take less than one week to be delivered.