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Vital Statistics
Birth and Death Certificates
The Vital Records Office of the Wichita Falls Wichita County Public Health Department is responsible for the filing of all births and deaths that occurred within the city limits of Wichita Falls. Our records date from 1917 to present. Our office is able to print a certified half sheet birth certificate for anyone that was born in Texas. If you are requesting a half sheet for a passport there may be a possibility it would be rejected. To request a full sheet birth certificate you would need to request it from the county you were born in. If you are requesting a birth certificate for an Oklahoma driver’s license you will need a half sheet. Birth Certificates are not public record for 75 years and Death certificate for 25 years.

Persons who may request a copy of a Birth or Death Record:
  • Self
  • Father (when listed on the record; if not listed, has a court order stating he is the father)
  • Mother
  • Grandfather
  • Grandmother
  • Brother
  • Sister
  • Husband
  • Wife
  • Children
  • Legal Guardian (a copy of the court ordered guardianship papers is required as proof)
  • If you wish to authorize a non-qualifying applicant to pick up a birth certificate for you, you must fill out the "Notarized Authorization Letter" and attach a copy of your I.D. The person picking up the certificate must also present I.D

According to the State Health Department "Grandchildren are not considered to be a proper applicant to request a birth or death record." Unless it is after 75 years from date of birth on birth certificates or 25 years after the date of death for death certificates.



IF YOU ARE SENDING IN YOUR REQUEST BY EMAIL, MAIL, OR BY FAX YOU MUST SEND IN A COPY OF YOUR IDENTIFICATION, OR YOUR REQUEST WILL NOT BE PROCESSED. Please enlarge and lighten all photocopy's so we can read them.

Birth Certificates
To order in person:   
    Our office is located at 1700 Third St. Wichita Falls, TX 76301 
    For GPS location: 200 Broad Wichita Falls, TX 76301

    
  1. You will need to fill out an application with child’s name, date of birth, place of birth, mother’s full maiden name, and father’s full name.
  2. You will need your driver’s license. If you do not have a driver’s license look at the list for other documentation that will work
  3. The cost for a Birth Certificate is $23.00 for each one. We Accept cash, MasterCard, Visa, or Discover.
  4. You will get the Birth Certificate while you wait.

To order by mail, fax, or email:
Print, fill out and submit a Birth Certificate Request Form to:
Wichita Falls Wichita County Public Health Department
Vital Records Office
1700 Third Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
Fax 940-761-7693
Email:
Please call our office to verify fax or email was received 

OR 
  1. Write a letter of request to include all of the following:
    • Name on birth certificate
    • Date of birth
    • The father’s full name
    • The mother’s full maiden name
    • Applicant’s name
    • Applicant’s daytime telephone number
    • Applicant’s relationship
    • Purpose of the request
    • Number of certificates requested
    • Applicant’s return mailing address
  2. Enclose a photocopy of the applicant’s driver’s license. Please enlarge and lighten all photocopy's so we can read them. If you don’t have a driver’s license look at the list for other documentation that will work
  3. You will need your signature and date on the request
  4. Payment in the form of a money order, MasterCard, Visa, Discover. If you choose to use a credit card there is a $3.50 convenience fee and you must complete the Authorization for Credit/ Debit Card Transaction form. 
  5. The cost for each Birth Certificate is $23.00

  • If you wish to authorize a non-qualifying applicant to pick up a birth certificate for you, you must fill out the "Notarized Authorization Letter"and attach a copy of your I.D. The person picking up the certificate must also present I.D

Forms submitted without payment in full or proper identification will not be processed.

The certificate will be mailed back to you the next business day after the request has been received. If you need the certificates quicker we offer UPS 1 to 2 business days, for $13, only in the continental U.S.

Death Certificates
To order in person:   
    Our office is located at 1700 Third St. Wichita Falls, TX 76301 
    For GPS location: 200 Broad Wichita Falls, TX 76301


To order in person:  
  1. Fill out an application with the deceased’s full name, date of death, place of death, father’s full name, mother’s full maiden name.
  2. You will need your driver’s license. If you do not have a driver’s license look at the list for other documentation that will work
  3. The cost for a Death certificate is $21.00 for one copy and $4.00 for each additional copy, per name, per request.

You get the Death Certificates while you wait

To order by mail, email or fax:

Print, fill out and submit a Death Certificate Request Form to:
Wichita Falls Wichita County Public Health Department
Vital Records Office
1700 Third Street
Wichita Falls, Texas 76301
Fax 940-761-7693
Email:
Please call our office to verify fax or email was received 

OR
  1. Write a letter of request to include all of the following:
    • Name on death certificate
    • Date of death
    • Father’s full name
    • Mother’s full maiden name
    • Applicant’s name
    • Applicant’s relationship to the deceased
    • Number of certificates requested
    • Applicant’s return mailing address
    • Signature of applicant and date
  2. Enclose a photocopy of the applicant’s driver’s license. Please enlarge and lighten all photocopy's so we can read them. If you do not have a driver’s license looks at the list for the documentation that will work.
  3. Payment in the form of a money order, MasterCard, Visa, Discover. If you choose to pay with a credit card there is a $3.50 convenience fee and you must complete the Authorization for Credit/ Debit Card Transaction form. 
  4. The cost for each Death Certificate is $21.00 for one copy and $4.00 for each additional copy, per name, per request.

  • If you wish to authorize a non-qualifying applicant to pick up a birth certificate for you, you must fill out the "Notarized Authorization Letter" and attach a copy of your I.D. The person picking up the certificate must also present I.D

Forms Submitted without proper identification and payment in full will not be processed.

The certificate(s) will be mailed back to you the next business day after the request has been receive. If you need the certificates quicker we offer UPS 1 to 2 business days, for $13, only in the continental U.S.

Contact Us
Contact Information
Misty Koru
City Registrar
Email: misty.koru@
wichitafalls.gov
Phone (940) 761-7802


Ashley Harmon
Asst. City Registrar
Email: ashley.harmon@
wichitafallstx.gov
Phone (940) 761-7802


Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
1700 Third St.
Wichita Falls TX 76301