Vital Statistics

Birth & Death Certificates

Online ordering for Birth and Death Certificates is now available using our Vital Records PortalIf you have any questions or concerns, please contact us at 325-692-5600.

  1. Birth Certificates
  2. Death Certificates

Our Vital Statistics office files all birth records for those occurring within the city limits of Abilene with some exceptions. Certified copies of these records may be obtained in person or by mail from the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District. Only qualified applicants will be allowed to purchase a birth certificate.

Cost

The cost for a Birth Certificate is $23 each, per name, per request. Forms submitted without payment in full will not be processed. The certificate(s) will be mailed back to you the next business day after the request has been received.

Applying

The following persons may apply:

  • Individual requesting his/her own birth certificate
  • Parent or guardian of the individual named on the certificate (A foster care appointment is not acceptable. Proof of guardianship must be submitted.)
  • Immediate family member. Proof of relation is required. 

Acceptable Identification

Vital Statistics accepts the following form(s) of identification (ID)*:

  • Provide ONE (1) from GROUP A; OR
  • If you do not have one from Group A, provide TWO (2) from GROUP B; OR
  • If you do not have one from Group A or two from Group B, provide ONE (1) from GROUP B and TWO (2) from GROUP C.

For a full list of acceptable identification visit: https://www.dshs.texas.gov/vs/identification.aspx

*The City of Abilene Health District does not accept car title or insurance as a form of identification. 

Ordering

Order By MailOrder in Person
Order Online

OR

  • Write a letter of request to include all of the following:
    • Applicant's name
    • Applicant's relationship
    • Applicant's return mailing address
    • Date of birth
    • The father's full name
    • Mail-in requests must include the Notarized Identity Verification form
    • The mother's full maiden name
    • Name on the birth certificate
    • Number of certificates requested
    • Purpose of the request

PLUS

  • Payment in the form of check or money order made payable to the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District.
  • Photocopy of applicant's valid drivers license or state issued photo ID with a Notarized Identity Verification Form
  • Print, fill out and deliver a Birth Certificate Request Form (PDF) or come to the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District at 850 N 6th Street in Abilene, Texas and complete a form.
  • Payment in the form of cash, check or money order made payable to the Abilene-Taylor County Public Health District.

Burial Transit Permits

Funeral homes in need of a Burial Transit Permit can request this through the TXEVER system or by email. Please submit appropriate paperwork to: ericka.rosas@abilenetx.gov

Other Services

  • Birth and death certificate corrections/amendments for births and deaths occurring within Taylor County (exceptions may apply).
  • Computer retrieval of certified birth certificate abstracts for anyone born in the state of Texas. The same costs apply.