If you need to make corrections to a birth certificate, applications may be obtained from the Vital Statistics office. You will need to:
- Have the application signed in front of a notary by the attending physician, the parent, an older sister or brother. If the child is a minor, both parents must sign the affidavit.
- Mail the application with the appropriate fee to Austin, Texas. To determine the cost, visit the Texas Health and Human Services website.
You'll be notified within four to six months about the correction. If you need to add a father's name, you can either file a paternity form or obtain a court order. The forms you need are available at the Vital Statistics office, and our staff is available to assist you. Please call 325-692-5600 to set up an appointment.