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    Vital Records FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

    Birth & Death

    How do I get a copy of birth certificate? What do I need?

    Complete an application at www.tarrantcounty.com or at any location; need identification; $23 each; mail with copy of identification, sworn statement and self-addressed and stamped envelope or www.VitalChek.com for $23 each + $12.95 processing fee + $.50/$18 delivery fee

     

    How do I get a copy of birth certificate if not living locally? What do I need?

    Complete an application at www.tarrantcounty.com, mail with copy of identification, sworn statement and self-addressed and stamped envelope; $23 each; or www.VitalChek.com for $23 each + $12.95 processing fee + $.50/$18 delivery fee

     

    Can I get a copy of my birth certificate if born somewhere else in Texas?

    Yes, Texas has a remote system managed by DSHS VSS in Austin.  A remote certificate can be obtained in person, by mail or VitalChek.com following the same processes above.  The Federal Government requires birth certificates from State Registrar or registrar in city/county of birth for Passport or immigration purposes.

     

    Can I get a copy of my birth certificate from another state at the County Clerk’s Office?

    No, customers must contact the registrar in the city/county/state where they were born

     

    How do I correct a misspelled name on my birth certificate?

    All corrections are submitted to DSHS VSS in Austin; forms are available at any location or online at www.dshs.texas.gov

     

    How do I add the birth father to the birth certificate?

    The process to add the birth father to the birth certificate depends on the circumstances.  Please call 817-884-1550 to discuss and obtain further information.

     

    How do I get a copy of death certificate? What do I need?

    Complete an application at www.tarrantcounty.com or at any location; need identification; $21+$4 for each additional; mail with copy of identification, sworn statement and self-addressed and stamped envelope or www.VitalChek.com for $21+$4 for each additional + $12.95 processing fee + $.50/$18 delivery fee

     

    How do I get a copy of death certificate if not living locally? What do I need?

    Complete an application at www.tarrantcounty.com, mail with copy of identification, sworn statement and self-addressed and stamped envelope; $21 +$4 for each additional; or www.VitalChek.com for $21+$4 for each additional + $12.95 processing fee + $.50/$18 delivery fee

     

    Marriage

    How do I get a marriage license? What do I need? Where? How much?

    Complete an online application at www.tarrantcounty.com or at any location; both parties must be 18 and appear in person or one party with a completed and notarized absentee affidavit; need identification; $75 or $15 with verified certificate of pre-marital counseling

     

    Can I get a marriage license if I am not a Texas resident? What do I need? Where? How much?

    Yes, complete an online application at www.tarrantcounty.com or at any location; both parties must be 18 and appear in person; need identification; $100 out of state fee + $75 or $15 with verified certificate of pre-marital counseling

     

    Can I marry someone incarcerated? What do I need? Where? How much?

    Yes, complete an online application at www.tarrantcounty.com or at any location; both parties must be 18; must provide a completed and notarized absentee affidavit; need identification; $75

     

    How do I file a Common Law Marriage? What do I need? Where? How much?

    Complete an application at any location; both parties must be 18 and appear in person; need identification; $40

     

    How do I get a copy of marriage license? What do I need?

    Public record at www.tarrantcounty.com

     

    How do I get a certified copy of marriage license? What do I need? Where? How much?

    Complete an application at www.tarrantcounty.com or at any location; $21+$10 each additional; by mail with self-addressed and stamped envelope or www.VitalChek.com for $21+$10 each additional + $12.95 processing fee + $.50/$18 delivery fee

     

    How do I get a copy of marriage license if not living locally? What do I need? How much?

    Complete an application at www.tarrantcounty.com; $21+$10 each additional by mail with self-addressed and stamped envelope or www.VitalChek.com for $21+$10 each additional + $12.95 processing fee + $.50/$18 delivery fee

     

    Where can I get married?

    If you do not have your own officiant, any sub-courthouse location can provide a list of Justices of the Peace in Tarrant County. Also, there is a list at www.tarrantcounty.com

     

    Assumed Names/DBAs

    How do I file an Assumed Name? What do I need?

    Complete an online application at www.tarrantcounty.com or at any location; need identification; $23+$.50 for each additional owner.  Notarized applications can be mailed with fee and self-addressed and stamped envelope.

     

    General Info

    Where are you located? Address? Hours?

    We have eight Vital Records locations in Tarrant County. Hours are M-F 8-5, excluding county holidays. Locations listed at http://www.tarrantcounty.com/en/county-clerk/locations.html

     

     

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