Birth Certificates

Birth Certificates

Records Building - 500 Elm Street, Suite 2100, Dallas, TX 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7099 • Fax: (214) 653-7176
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except for Court Approved Holidays)

IMPORTANT: Post COVID-19 Processes

Because of social distancing and new occupancy order, only the person who requires assistance to obtain a vital record will be allowed in the office unless you are assisting the elderly.



For Home Birth Information, Please Click Here

Para formularios de nacimiento en casa, haga clic aquí

New laws effecting the purchase of Birth Records
September 1, 2015

Health and Safety Code 191.0031Certified copies by mailThe 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.

For a list of acceptable forms of identification, click here.

Para obtener una lista de formas aceptables de identificacion, haga clic aqui.

***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 such as:

  • 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.

Long Form Birth Certificate

The long form birth certificate is the copy of the actual certificate of birth on file with the locality where the birth occurred.

It is not available for the City of Dallas or other counties.

Long Form Birth Certificates are only available for the following Dallas County Cities:

AddisonCoppellGlenn HeightsLancasterSache
Balch SpringsDeSotoGrand Prairie (1996-Present)
Las Colinas
Carrollton (1996-Present)DuncanvilleHighland ParkMesquiteSunnyvale
Cedar HillFarmers BranchHutchinsRichardson (1996-Present)University Park
Cockrell HillGarlandIrvingRowlettWilmer/Wylie

Long Form Birth Certificates are NOT available for the following hospitals:

  • Baylor Dallas Medical Center
  • Methodist Medical Center
  • Charlton Methodist Hospital
  • Parkland Memorial Hospital
  • Children’s Medical Hospital
  • Presbyterian of Dallas
  • Dallas Veterans Affairs Medical
  • Renaissance Hospital Dallas
  • Doctors Hospital
  • St. Paul Medical Center
  • Lakepoint Hospital (Rockwall County)
  • Medical City Dallas
  • Trinity Medical (None Before-1996)
  • UT Southwestern

Payment Options:

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

*Credit/Debit cards:
We accept credit cards
*Money Order
(Made payable to John F. Warren, Dallas County Clerk.)
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 $23.03 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.

Unfortunately, we are not currently accepting requests online or via email. All request can only be submitted in person or via mail. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Mailing Address:

Dallas County Clerk’s Office
Attn.: Vital Statistics

Records Building
500 Elm St., Ste. 2100
Dallas, TX 75202

Other Locations:

Records issued from the offices below are in short (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, & address. For Short (Abstract) Form Birth Certificates only.

Grand Prairie 214-589-7000

For additional questions or concerns, you may email