Press Release

Dallas County Clerk

Death Certificates

Records Building - 509 Main Street, 2nd Floor, Suite 200, Dallas, Texas 75202
Phone: (214) 653-7099 • Fax: (214) 653-7176
Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday (except for Court Approved Holidays)

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.


All third party statement's 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 parities must submit a valid form of identification.

Death Certificates

The Dallas County Clerk only has death records for persons who passed away in Dallas County, outside the City limits of Dallas. You must be a qualified applicant in order to apply for a death certificate (a parent including step, grandparent, or sibling). Any one else must have a signed (original) statement authorizing them (naming them) to pick up the death certificate. This statement must include a copy of your government issued I. D. The person named in your request must present their original government issued I. D. also.


Application For A Certified Copy Of Death Certificate

The following information is required:

  • Full name as appears on death record
  • Date and Place of death
  • Your relationship to person named on certificate
  • Your mailing address
  • Purpose of record
  • In writing you will need to send a copy of your valid government issued I. D.
  • In person you will need to provide your original valid government issued I. D.

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. We do not accept personal checks. Make money order payable to John F. Warren, Dallas County Clerk. Please do not send cash through the mail. Turn around time is 2 to 4 weeks. For more information call 214-653-7099.

Our office only provides death certificates for deaths that occurred in Dallas County excluding the city limits of Dallas (Addison, Balch Springs, Carrollton, Cedar Hill, Cockrell Hill, Coppell, DeSoto. Duncanville, Farmers Branch, Garland, Glenn Heights, Grand Prairie, Highland Park, Hutchins, Irving, Lancaster, Las Colinas, Mesquite, Richardson, Rowlett, Sachse, Seagoville, Sunnyvale, University Park, and Wilmer).

***If the Death occurred within the City Limits of Dallas you will need to contact the City Vital Statistics Office at 214-670-3248

Payment Options

For your convenience, we have provided the following payment options:

*credit / debit cards:
Visa MasterCard Discover


*Money Order


Mailing address:

Dallas County Clerk's Office
Attn: Vital Division
Records Building, 2nd Floor
509 Main Street Ste. 200
Dallas, TX 75202

The above information is required by state statute. Birth and 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.