Harris County Birth Certificate: How To Get Your Birth Record From Harris County
In this guide I will show you how to obtain your Harris County birth certificate.
Your birth certificate is an important document that is used for a number of things like proving your citizenship, applying for a Social Security number, getting a job, a passport, a Texas ID, and a number of other tasks. The bottom line is you’ll need a birth certificate for many aspects of your life.
I’m Nick Bryant with HoustonCaseManagers.com, where we help citizens understand the process of obtaining necessary government documents like the birth certificate.
Continue reading to learn more about the government entity that you will need to contact to get a Harris County birth certificate.
Harris County Clerk (Harris County Birth Certificate Offices)
Getting your Harris County birth certificate starts with the Harris County Clerk’s office. The Harris County birth certificate office that is closest to you will depend on your locations. Below is a map of each Harris County birth certificate office in the area.
These are offices where you can get other vital statistics records like that of a Harris County death certificate.
For questions you can contact the Harris County Vital Statistics offices at 713.274.8690. The business hours are Monday through Friday from 8 am to 4:30 pm.
Birth Records Available Through The Harris County Clerk
If you were born in Harris County, but not in the following cities/areas, you can get your birth certificate from the local clerk’s offices listed above.
- La Porte
- South Houston
- Jacinto City
- Justice of Peace Precincts 3 & 4
How Much Does A Harris County Birth Certificate Cost?
The cost of a birth certificate in Harris County is $23.
You can also obtain death certificates at the Harris County Vital Statistics offices. The cost of a Harris County death certificate is $21. If you need additional copies the cost is $4 for each.
Download Harris County Birth Certificate
When completing the birth certificate application, be sure to follow all the instructions and answer every question. The application is easy to fill out because it is a fillable form. You can type in your answers, print the application, and then turn it in to the Harris County Clerk.
Who Can Request A Harris County Birth Certificate?
Including yourself, immediate family members like parents, grandparents, a legal spouse, siblings, or children can request a birth or death certificate.
How To Obtain A Houston Birth Certificate
If you were born in Houston city limits, you will need to contact the Houston Health Department to get a Houston birth certificate.
The Houston birth certificate office located near NRG Stadium at 8000 North Stadium Drive, Houston, TX 77054. You can call them at 713.837.0311 or visit the their Vital Statistics page.
How To Order A Birth Certificate If You Were Born In Texas
Visit Texas.gov to obtain your birth certificate if you were born in another city in Texas. The Texas Health and Human Services Commission manages this website and will help you start the process of obtaining a birth or Texas death certificate.
Operation ID: Providing Help To Those Needing To Obtain An ID Or Birth Certificate In Harris County
Operation ID is a local non-profit that helps low-income residents obtain either an ID or birth certificate. They will help you to get a Texas ID or birth certificate or out of state documents.
They are experts at navigating vital records departments in other states, therefore consider contacting them if you are encountering barriers in obtaining your government documents.
You can contact Operation ID at 281.833.3500 or visit the Main Street Ministries Houston website.
One of the most difficult things about obtaining a birth certificate is simply figuring out who to call about it. You can start by contacting the city or county health department in which you were born.
If you search for government documents like these, it’s common to have questions. Staffers in these birth certificate offices can usually answer those questions easily. Even if you call the wrong office they will be willing to direct you to the right place.
In the case where you were born in Harris County city limits, the Harris County Clerk’s office is the appropriate place to contact for this request.
If you have questions about obtaining a birth certificate in Harris County, then you can contact the Harris County Clerk’s office at 713.274.8690, visit of one the many birth certificate offices in Harris County, or visit the Harris County Vital Records page.
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Nick Bryant is a Counselor with 11 years of experience working in community health. He enjoys concerts, walks with the doggo and wife, mocking Dallas Cowboy fans, and sharing community resources. Jump on the Houston Case Managers email list to receive weekly community resource guides delivered directly to your inbox.