|Birth and Death Certificates
The Vital Records Office is responsible for filing births and deaths that occurred in the city limits of Wichita Falls. We are able to issue certified birth certificates for anyone that was born in Texas and certified death certificates for anyone that died in the city limits of Wichita Falls. For any deaths that occurred in surrounding towns, these records should be filed with the Wichita County Offices. Please call our office to verify before sending in a request.
All certificates issued from this office are certified copies of the original record on security paper that meets state requirements, which bears our Health Department Seal and the Texas State Health Department Seal within the paper. We do NOT use an embossed seal per the Texas Administrative Code Title 25 Part 1 Chapter 181 Subchapter B Rule 1813.28 –C- Security Features. The Texas Administrative Code can be found at http://www.dshs.state.tx.us/vs/field/local-registrar-and-county-clerk-resources/
|Are Birth and Death Records Public Record?
Vital records are not public record until 75 years after the date of birth for birth certificates and 25 years after the date of death for death certificates.
|Types of Records Issued
Our office issues two kinds of birth certificates:
|Who can Request a record
You must be a qualifying applicant in order to request a certified birth or death certificate. We may require additional proof to show relationship.
When presenting a “Power of Attorney”, it must be specifically stated authorizing the agent to obtain their records or must be a “Durable Power of Attorney”.
If you are a qualifying applicant and are unable to request the record (s), you may authorize someone who would not be considered a qualifying applicant to request the record (s) by completing a Notarized Authorization Form. This form must either be notarized or be accompanied by a copy of the authorizer’s identification. The authorized agent must able present valid identification.
|How Can I Send My Request|
|Click here to download application and email, fax, or mail your request.
Please call our office to insure request was received.
Mail: Wichita Falls Health Department
ATTN: Vital Records
1700 3rd St
Wichita Falls, TX 76301
Or come by our office. You will receive record as you wait.
Office Location: 1700 3rd St Wichita Falls, TX 76301
GPS Location: 200 Broad St Wichita Falls, TX
|What is Required to Request a Record
|We accept Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, or money order.
CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
|All requests are process within 1-2 Business days from time received. Unless marked for expedited services, all requests will be sent back regular mail. This office is not responsible for items lost in the mail. UPS with tracking number is offered for additional charge.|