Press Release

Dallas County Clerk

Birth Certificates - 21st Floor

Renaissance Tower - 1201 Elm Street, 21st and 22nd Floor, Dallas, TX 75270
Phone: (214) 653-7099 • Fax: (214) 653-7176
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except for Court Approved Holidays)


New laws effecting the purchase of Birth Records

September 1, 2015

Health and Safety Code 191.0031 Certified copies by mail The state registrar may not issue a certified copy of a record under this chapter to a person who has applied for the record by mail unless the person has provided notarized proof of identity in accordance with rules adopted by the executive commissioner of the health and Human Service Commission. The rules require the issuer of the certified copy to verify the notarization using the records of the secretary of state under Section 406.012, Government Code.


Effective June 1, 2015 the Dallas County Clerk's Offices will no longer

accept the Matricula Consular Card as verification of identity for purchase of birth certificates or for obtaining confidential records.


     ****If you were born within the City of Dallas city limits please contact the City of Dallas Bureau of Vital Statistics at (214) 670-3248.

Short (Abstract) Form Birth Certificate:

The short (abstract) form birth certificate contains basic information.

  • person's name, sex, date of birth, and county of birth.
  • parent's name(s), the State File Number and the filing date.

     The short (abstract) form can be used to apply for a government issued ID, enrollment in school or sports, and for work related issues. When applying, please indicate the type of form you are requesting as no refunds will be issued.

Payment Options

For your convenience, we have provided the following payment options:


Renaissance Tower

1201 Elm St., Ste. 2100A

Dallas, TX 75270

*credit / debit cards:
Visa MasterCard Discover


*Money Order



Application For a Certified Copy of Birth Certificate


The following information is required:

  • Full name as it appears on the birth record
  • Date and county of birth
  • Parent(s) name, including mother's maiden name
  • Your relationship to the person named on the certificate
  • Your mailing address
  • Purpose of record
  • Full name of hospital where the birth occurred
  • In person, you will need to provide your original valid government issued ID
  • In writing, you will need to send a notarized copy of your valid government issued ID
  • Cost per copy is $23.00 money order, payable to John F. Warren, Dallas County Clerk’s Office

  • Turn around time is 2 to 4 weeks when applying by mail please send money order only. If applying in person, you may pay in cash and receive the record while you wait.
  • Credit cards will not be accepted as a form of payment by mail.
  • For more information call 214-653-7099.

The above information is required by Statute Texas Administrative Code Sec. 181.28 Birth records are considered confidential information; therefore, all requirements must be met. If you are unable to meet the requirements, please contact the State Bureau of Vital Statistics in Austin. The toll-free phone number is

(888) 963-7111.

Mailing Address:

Dallas County Clerk’s Office
Attn.: Vital Statistics

Dallas County Clerk's Office

Renaissance Tower
1201 Elm St., Ste. 2100
Dallas, TX 75270


Other Locations:

Records issued from the offices below are in abstract form only. If you need the long form birth certificate, you will need to request it form the State Bureau of Vital Statistics in Austin.

Substations:Call for hours of operation, form of payment, and address. For Short (Abstract) Form Birth Certificates only.



Grand Prairie






Richardson 214-904-3042


For additional questions or concerns, you may email