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Hidalgo County Courthouse
100 N. Closner
Edinburg, Texas 78539
Birth and Death Records

Application for a Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate

Our office does not accept Birth Certificate requests by mail. Please visit the Texas Department of State Health Services web site at
www.dshs.state.tx.us.

  1. The registrant. The person named in the record.
  2. The parent, child, brother, sister, spouse, grandparent, legal guardian or managing conservator of the registrant.
  3. Legal representative, agent or other person acting under contract for the registrant must provide a letter of permission and a copy of identification from the registrant.
  4. An applicant must provide all necessary information and show proper identification prior to obtaining the certificate.
  5. If you are requesting your spouse's Birth Certificate, you will need to bring a copy of your Marriage License.
  6. If you are requesting a Birth Certificate for a grandchild, you will need to bring the child's parents' Birth Certificates to identify relationship. If you are applying for a Pass Port, the long form birth certificate is required for the application.
Information needed to obtain a birth certificate:
  • Full name on birth certificate
  • Date and place of birth
  • Father’s full name
  • Mother’s full maiden name
  • Name, address and phone number of the Requester
  • Relationship to person on birth record
  • Valid identification (Driver's License Preferred)
  • Purpose of obtaining the birth certificate

Application for a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate

Our office does not accept Death Certificate requests by mail.

Only a Qualified Applicant may obtain a copy of a death certificate:
  1. The parent, child, brother, sister, spouse, grandparent, legal guardian or managing conservator of the registrant.
  2. Legal representative, agent or other person acting under contract for the registrant must provide a letter of permission and a copy of identification from the registrant.
  3. An applicant must provide all necessary information and show proper identification prior to obtaining the certificate.