Effective September 1, 2015, Senate Bill 200, article 5 amended Section 191.0031 of the Texas Health and Safety Code to state that a local registrar may not issue a certified copy of a record to a person who has applied for the record by mail, fax, or email unless the person has provided a notarized proof of identity.
A NOTARIZED PROOF OF IDENTITY IS INCLUDED ON PAGE 2 OF THE BIRTH AND DEATH APPLICATION. THE PROOF OF IDENTITY MUST BE COMPLETED TO OBTAIN A BIRTH OR DEATH CERTIFICATE BY MAIL, FAX OR EMAIL
Local records are available from 1910 to present as well as certified copies of birth certificates for births occurring in the state of Texas from 1926 to the present.
Certified copies of birth certificates cost $23 each. Certified death certificates are $21 for the first copy and $4 for each additional copy.
Please include a photocopy of your driver's license or some proof of identification with the application.
Note: E-mail requests will be answered at the earliest convenience.
To request a birth or death certificate, fill out the form below. This form can be either faxed or mailed.
Expedited services is available for birth and death certificates if needed. Requests are processed within 3-5 working days. The expedited service fee ensures the request will be processed the same day of receipt. The charge for the expedited service is $10.00.
Vital Statistics - Waco-McLennan County Public Health District
225 W. Waco Drive
Waco, Texas 76707
When faxing the application, please be sure to include a phone number. Our cashier will call for credit card information and process your payment.