Dallas County Clerk
Records Building - 509 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75202
New laws effecting the purchase of Death Records
September 1, 2015
Effective June 1, 2015 the Dallas County Clerk's Offices will no longer
accept the Matricula Consular Card as verification of identity for purchase of death certificates or for obtaining confidential records.
Obtaining and completing an application for a certified copy of a death certificate:
Individuals requesting or picking up a death certificate must be qualified applicants. Qualified applicants consist of immediate family member by blood or spouse, legal guardian (provide documentation), or legal representative of the family (provide documentation). See Section 181.1(13) of the Texas Administrative Code for what qualifies as an immediate family member.
Anyone other than the qualified applicants must have a signed (original) statement written by one of the above qualified applicants authorizing them (naming them) to pick up the death certificate. All third party statements of authorization must be notarized. The statement should be signed by an immediate family member. The statement must give permission to Dallas County Vital Division to release a certified copy of the certificate to the individual name in the notarized statement. The statement must also identify the individual by their full name. The notarized statement must also identify the type of certificate (ex. birth or death) that is to be released. Both parties must submit a valid form of identification. See Section 181.28 of the Texas Administrative Code for a list of acceptable forms of identification.
The following information is required:
Cost is $21.00 for the first copy and an additional $4.00 for each
copy of the same certificate order at the same time.
Please do not send cash through the mail. Turnaround time is 2 to 4 weeks.
For more information call 214-653-7099.
Death Certificates AVAILABLE for the following DALLAS COUNTY CITIES
***If the Death occurred within the City Limits of Dallas you will need to contact the City of Dallas Vital Statistics Office at 214-670-3248***
For your convenience, we have provided the following payment options:
The above information is required by Texas Administrative Code. Death records are considered confidential information; therefore all requirements must be met. If you are unable to meet the requirements, please contact the State Bureau of Vital Statistics in Austin 1-888-963-7111.
For additional questions or concerns, you may email CCVitalRecords@dallascounty.org.