Birth & Death Records / Vital Statistics

Same Day Walk-In Lobby Service
Birth Certificates (Application) (Spanish)

  • Generally available 2 weeks after birth occurs
  • Walk-Ins are issued certificates the same day
  • Certified Birth Certificate Long Form-Texarkana, Wake Village, or Nash births only
  • Certified Birth Abstract Certificate Short Form-State Records for all Texas births
Death Certificates (Application) (Spanish)

  • Generally available 10 or more business days after death occurs
  • Walk-Ins are issued certificates the same day
  • Texarkana, Wake Village, or Nash deaths only
  • Funeral Home Service

Birth and Death Online Orders

 

 

Acknowledgement of Paternity
Call 903-798-3900 to schedule an appointment

Walk-ins accepted by Attorney General's Office:
122 Plaza West, Suite 2
Texarkana, TX 75501
903-223-5000

Service Fee
Certified Birth Certificate, long or short form $23
Small Poly Sleeve for certificate $2
Large Poly Sleeve for certificate $3
Certified Death Certificate $21
Each additional Death Certificates ordered
of the same record at the same time $4
Shipping and Handling For Mail $2
 

Name Change
Biological Father's Name
Do you also want to add the father's name and information? If you do, then you need to file a new birth certificate based on paternity. Two documents are needed:
  • The biological mother and father must complete and sign an Application for a New Birth Certificate Based on Parentage in front of a notary public. If you have gone to court to establish paternity, only one parent needs to sign the form in front of the notary public.
  • You must also submit one of the following documents with the application:
    • If paternity has been established through a court order, please send in a certified copy of the entire court order.
    • If paternity has not been established through the court, and the biological parents are now married to each other, please send in a certified copy of the marriage license.
    • If the parents are not married to each other, an Acknowledgement of Paternity form (VS-159.1) must be completed.
There is a fee of $25 to file the new birth certificate and an additional fee of $22 for a certified copy of the new birth certificate once it has been filed.

Other Than the Biological Father's Name
You will need a certified copy of a court-ordered name change. Changing a person's last name requires a court order. Please submit the certified copy of the entire court order legally changing the name of the registrant. There is a fee of $15 to file the legal name-change amendment and an additional fee of $22 for a certified copy of the birth certificate once the change has been filed.

More Information
For more information please contact us, or browse the FAQ's section.