Justice of the Peace 4-1

Birth Certificates

Grand Prairie Courthouse – 106 West Church Street, Suite 205, Grand Prairie, TX 75050
(214) 751-4040 Main • (214) 751-4050 Fax
Office E-mail: JP41Court@dallascounty.org
Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 4:00pm, Monday - Friday
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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:

Self
Mother
Father
Spouse
Sibling
Child - 18 and over
Maternal Grandparents
Paternal Grandparents

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.

IDENTIFICATION REQUIRED:

  • Valid Driver’s License or identification card issued by this state, another state
  • Valid United States Passport
  • A current valid passport issued by a foreign country
  • An original or certified copy of a birth certificate issued by a bureau of vital statistics for a state or foreign government. Must present a valid form of government issued ID.
  • Valid Military ID card

FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION CANNOT BE MUTILATED, TORN, TAPED TOGETHER OR LIMITED

The cost is $23.00 in CASH or MONEY ORDER ONLY
NO PERSONAL CHECKS OR CREDIT/DEBIT CARDS ACCEPTED

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.

FORMS
Birth Certificate Application Adobe Acrobat Required