Vital Statistics

General Information 

  • We can only issue birth certificates from the State of Texas. For out of State records, you must contact the State of birth.
  • Local records are available from 1910-present
  • Certified copies of birth certificates are available for Texas births from 1926-present.
  • You must provide proof of identity. 
    Acceptable Forms of Identification.(PDF, 71KB)
  • We do not accept birth and death applications by fax or e-mail. We will accept mail-in applications with a money order or check payment.

Cost

  • Certified copies of birth certificates - $23 each
  • Certified death certificates - $21 for first copy, $4 for each extra copy

Application

In Person

Please bring the following to our office:

  • Filled out application
  • Proof of Identification
  • Form of payment

Office location:

225 W. Waco Drive
Waco, Texas 76707

By Mail

All mail-in applications must provide a notarized proof of identity to be approved. A notarized proof of identity is on page 4 of the birth or death application. (Senate Bill 200, article 5.) Make checks or money orders payable to "The City of Waco" or abbreviated C.O.W.

Mail to:

Vital Statistics - Waco-McLennan County Public Health District
225 W. Waco Drive
Waco, Texas 76707

Online

Receive in 3 to 10 business days

  • Website link: www.VitalChek.com.
  • Payment: You must use a credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). There are processing and shipping fees.
  • Processing and shipping: Order processing takes 1-3 business days. UPS shipping within 2 business days OR regular US mail within 7 business days.
  • Proof of identity: VitalChek may be able to verify your identity for you. If not, you will upload a copy of your current government-issued identification and proof of shipping address. Once received, your application can be processed. Note: This will delay the processing and delivery time.

By Phone

Receive in 3 to 10 business days

  • Call: VitalChek, our secure online agent, at 1-800-457-7586.
  • Payment: You must use a credit or debit card (Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover). There are processing and shipping fees.
  • Processing and shipping: Order processing takes 2-3 business days. UPS shipping within 2 business days OR regular US mail within 7 business days.
  • Proof of identity: VitalChek may be able to verify your identity for you. If not, you will send a copy of your current government-issued identification and proof of shipping address. Once received, your application can be processed. Note: This will delay the processing and delivery time.

 

Contact Information

Phone: (254)750-5462

Location:
225 W. Waco Drive
Waco, TX 76707

Hours of Operation:
Monday - Friday
8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
No Appointment Required.