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    Effective August 24, 2015, the Tarrant County Clerk's office will no longer accept the matricula consular card as verification of identity for purchases of birth certificates, death certificates or for obtaining confidential records. 

    Efectivo 24 de agosto 2015, la Oficina del Secretario del Condado de Tarrant ya no aceptará la matrícula consular para verificación de identidad para obtener actas de nacimiento, certificados de defunción o para la obtención de registros confidenciales.


    Acceptable forms of identification to obtain confidential records



    Effective September 1, 2015, state law requires all mail requests for certified copies of birth and death certificate must be accompanied by notarized proof of identity.

    Please use the affidavit below and attach it to your mail-in request.

    Affidavit of Proof of Identity



    Vital Records

    You may order a certified copy of a birth, death or marriage record online using your credit card through our only approved official internet business partner of the Tarrant County Clerk's office, VitalChek Network Inc.


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    Vital Records Locations


    Hours:  Monday - Friday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.


    Please refer to the Vital Records Fee Schedule for Marriage Licenses, Birth and Death Records, Assumed Names and Military Discharges/DD214s fees and procedures.


    The Vital Records Division of the County Clerk's office is the registrar of birth and death records for 28 cities and eight precincts in Tarrant County.


    Birth and death certificates are available to immediate family members.  A valid government-issued picture ID is required.


    The County Clerk issues and maintain all marriage licenses in Tarrant County.  A marriage license requires a 72-hour waiting period and the marriage ceremony must take place within 90 days from date of issuance.


    An assumed name/DBA (doing business as) should be filed with the Clerk's office in the county where business is to be conducted.  An applicant may conduct business under multiple assumed names but each name must be filed separately.


    Military discharge records or DD214s can be recorded and will be kept confidential for 75 years.  This service is provided at no charge to our veterans.


    *All Vital Records services are available at our downtown location or seven neighborhood offices.


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