Who is a qualified applicant?

Qualified applicants include:

  • Brother
  • Child
  • Grandparent
  • Legal guardian
  • Legal representative, agent or other person acting under contract for the registrant.  Must provide a letter of permission and copy of identification from the registrant.
  • Managing conservator of the registrant
  • Parent
  • The registrant - the person named in the record
  • Sister
  • Spouse

An applicant must provide all necessary information and show proper identification prior to obtaining the certificate.

Purchasing a Birth Certificate

Any Texas birth certificate may be purchased in Denton County. This office uses a remote access system to the State’s records dating, at this time from 1926 to the present. However, births are not usually available on the computer system for approximately 3 weeks after the date of birth.

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1. May I obtain a birth/death certificate by mail?
2. Can I download the birth/death certificate application forms?
3. Who is a qualified applicant?
4. How much does it cost to obtain a birth certificate?
5. How much does it cost for a copy of a death certificate?
6. What information is needed to obtain a birth/death certificate?
7. How can a Funeral Home Director obtain a Burial Transit Permit outside of regular operating hours?