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Obtain a Birth Record

The Brazoria County Clerk’s Office can issue certified birth certificates for individuals born in the State of Texas (exceptions may apply).  You must have a valid ID, payment and be a qualified applicant to obtain the record.

Types of Birth Certificates

This office issues two types of birth certificates:

  • Long Form Certificates for the births that occurred in Brazoria County.
  • Short Form Certificate (Abstract) for births that occurred out of Brazoria County but in the State of Texas after 1926

This office does not issue wallet size birth certificates.

If the County Clerk’s Office does not receive the Birth Application and/or Identification within 48 hours after the payment has been submitted, a refund will be processed (convenience fee excluded).

Qualified Applicant

The person named on the record, a parent, child (over the age of 18), sibling, spouse, grandparent, legal guardian or managing conservator.

Proper Identification

The qualified applicant must present a Valid Government or State Issued Picture Identification.

Effective 9-1-15, Senate Bill 200 requires a person applying for a certified copy of a birth or death record by mail, email or fax to provide notarized proof of identity before the record can be issued.

Cost

  • $23.00 per Certified Copy

Method of Payment

  • Cash, Credit Card (Convenience Fee)
  • Cashiers Check or Money Order (Payable to Brazoria County Clerk)
  • Personal Checks are Not Accepted

In-Office Request for Certificate

Walk into any of following offices during business hours to obtain a certificate within minutes.

Please Note: physical addresses only - Mail is not received at these addresses.

Angleton - Main Office

East Annex (old Walmart building on Hwy. 35)
1524 E. Mulberry #152
Angleton, TX 77515

Angleton Area: (979) 864-1355
Brazosport Area: (979) 388-1355
Houston Area: (281) 756-1355

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM                                                           
*Except all major holidays                                                                                

Manvel Substation

7313 Corporate Drive
Manvel, TX 77578

Houston Area: (281) 756-2426
Fax: (281) 692-1372

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed for Lunch 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM
*Except all major holidays

Pearland Substation

2436 S. Grand, Ste 106
Pearland, TX 77581

Houston Area: (281) 412-3399
Fax: (281) 412-6644

Monday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Closed for Lunch 12:30 PM - 1:30 PM
*Except all major holidays

Certificate Request by Mail

To obtain a certificate by mail complete the Birth/Death Application Form or send a letter providing the following information:

  • Full Name on Birth Record

  • Date and Place of Birth

  • Full Name of Parents

  • Name, Address and Phone Number of Requester

  • Relation to Person on the Birth Record

Include a copy of the applicant’s valid picture ID, signed and notarized proof of identification form and an accepted method of payment. Please provide a legible return address and day time telephone number (if available).

Mail To:

Brazoria County Clerk’s Office
Attn: Vital Statistics
111 E. Locust Suite 200
Angleton, TX 77515

Please allow 5-7 days for delivery.

Certificate Request Paid by Credit Card

To obtain a certificate by Credit Card (MasterCard, Visa, & Discover):

  1. Print and Complete the Birth/Death Application Form.

  2. Process Full Payment - Type of Transaction: Vitals (Certified Payments charges a convenience fee).

  3. Write the Certified Payments confirmation number on the Birth Application.

  4. Submit the completed Birth Application with a copy of the applicant’s valid picture ID by Fax: 979-864-1358 OR Email: cclerkpublic@brazoria-county.com 

Please allow 5 - 7 days for delivery - Once the complete birth certificate request is received and verified by the County Clerk’s Office.

Expedited Mail Service

To request Expedited Services for a Certificate Paid by Credit Card:

  1. Print and Complete the Birth/Death Application Form.

  2. Print and Complete the Expedited Mail Service Form.

  3. Process Full Payment - Type of Transaction: Vitals (Certified Payments charges a convenience fee).

  4. Write the Certified Payments confirmation number on the Birth Application.

  5. Fax the Birth Application, copy of the applicant’s valid picture ID and Expedited Services Form to the County Clerk’s Office.

The birth request will be processed the same day it is received once it is verified by the County Clerk’s Office.

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