Justice of the Peace 4-1
Grand Prairie Courthouse – 106 West Church Street, Suite 205, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
Abstract copy of birth certificate:
Our office provides abstract copies of birth certificates for the state of Texas, if you were born in a hospital. SEE the following for identification requirements:
QUALIFIED APPLICANTS ARE:
Child - 18 and over
Anyone other than the qualified applicants MUST have a signed (original) statement written by one of the above qualified applicant’s authorizing them by name to pick up the birth certificate. This statement MUST include a copy of the qualified applicant’s VALID government issued ID. The person authorized to pick up the birth certificate will also need to present their VALID government issued ID.
FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION CANNOT BE MUTILATED, TORN, TAPED TOGETHER OR LIMITED
The cost is $23.00 in CASH or MONEY ORDER ONLY
Long Form Birth Certificate
If the long birth certificate is needed (required for passports) the Dallas County Clerk’s office can issue certificates for Dallas County births that occurred outside the City limits of Dallas (eg. Grand Prairie, DeSoto, Duncanville, Lancaster, Irving, Las Colinas, etc). Go to:
for information on securing a long form birth certificate.
If you were born within the Dallas city limits please contact the City Bureau of Vital Statistics @ (214) 670-3248 or go to:
All requests done by mail to the County Clerk’s office will automatically receive the abstract version.
You may also order copies of birth certificates on-line from the State of Texas. Go to:
for more information.