Office of Community Care


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A qualified applicant with a valid primary identification may request a certified birth or death certificate online through our third party vendor, VitalChek.

Long Form vs Short Form: What's the difference?

Know Before You Order

  • We can only issue long form birth and death certificates for events that occurred within the city limits of Dallas from April 1983 to present. See Important Notice below.
  • If the birth or death occurred within the city limits of Dallas BEFORE April 1983- DO NOT USE VITALCHEK. You must place an order through Texas Vital Statistics
  • Abstract (short form) birth records are available for all births that occurred in the State of Texas from 1926 to present. 
  • In addition to our fees, VitalChek will require you to pay an additional $10 service charge per order.
  • Regular Mail fee is $1 (expected delivery is within 5-7 business days).
  • Expedited UPS shipping starts at $19.50 (expected delivery is within 1-2 business days).
  • Expected delivery dates are tentative. It can take up to 48 hours for our office to receive the order from VitalChek

Important Notice

Please contact DALLAS COUNTY CLERK if the birth or death for your request occurred in one of the cities listed below.  Long Form Birth Certifictes and Death Certificates are NOT available at our location for the following cities:

  • Addison
  • Balch Springs
  • Carrollton (1996-Present)
  • Cedar Hill
  • Cockrell Hill
  • Coppell
  • DeSoto
  • Duncanville
  • Farmers Branch
  • Garland
  • Glenn Heights
  • Grand Prairie (1996-Present)
  • Highland Park
  • Hutchins
  • Irving
  • Lancaster
  • Las Colinas
  • Mesquite
  • Richardson (1996-Present)
  • Rowlett
  • Sachse
  • Seagoville
  • Sunnyvale
  • University Park
  • Wilmer/Wylie