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Fort Bend County Clerk participates in the Texas Electronic Registrar (TER) system for filing birth and death records.

Pursuant to the Texas State Registrar and Texas Health & Safety Code all Birth/Death records are required to be submitted electronically effective June 1, 2016.

Qualified Applicant
Only a qualified applicant may obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate.
The registrant. This is the person named in the record.
The parent, child, brother, sister, spouse, grandparent, legal guardian, managing conservator or the registrant.
Legal representative, agent or other person acting under contract for the registrant.
The applicant must provide the following information and show proper identification.
Birth Certificate
$23.00 per Certified Copy
Death Certificate
$21.00 for First Copy, $4.00 additional
Full name on birth record Full name on death record
Date and place of birth Date and place of death
Father's full name Father's full name
Mother's maiden name Mother's maiden name
Name, address and phone number of requestor Name, address and phone number of requestor
Relationship to person on birth record Relationship to person on death record
Any Texas birth certificate may be immediately purchased in Fort Bend County. This office uses a remote access system to the state's records dating, at this time, from 1926 to the present. All deaths recorded in Fort Bend County from 1903 to the present are available

Certificate by Mail

To obtain a birth or death certificate by mail, complete the application form or send a letter including all the listed information and a copy of the applicant's valid driver's license or other valid picture identification along with a certified check or money order payable to FORT BEND COUNTY CLERK. Please provide a legible return address and day telephone number (if available).

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Last updated: 4/19/2016 3:24:43 PM