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The information required is the same for either a birth or death certificate and is as follows:
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Yes. To obtain a birth/death certificate by mail, complete and send the application form, available on this site, along with the appropriate fee, payable to Denton County Clerk, to:Attn: Birth/Death Records1450 E McKinney StreetDenton, TX 76209
Birth and Death Certificate Application - English (PDF)
Acceptable payment options are:
Certain rules, restrictions and fees apply to credit card use. Please call our office for details if paying by credit card. Please provide a legible return address and daytime telephone number in your request.
Download the application for birth/death certificate in English (PDF) or Español (PDF).
The forms you print must be clear and sharp. Applications that are blurred or illegible will not be accepted. They must be printed in black print on white paper. The paper must be 8 1/2 inches by 11 inches, with no holes or perforations, at least medium (20 pound) weight, and with a matte surface. Thermal paper, dye-sublimation paper, special inkjet paper, and other shiny-papers are not acceptable. You need Adobe Acrobat Reader to download the application forms.
Qualified applicants include:
An applicant must provide all necessary information and show proper identification prior to obtaining the 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.
$23 per certified copy.
$21 for the first copy and $4 for each additional copy.
A Funeral Home Director may contact Stacy Trantham, the Department Supervisor, in order to request this permit.