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Services and Fees

How To Request a Birth or Death Certificate

 

In Person: By Appointment

 

Bring a completed application with you or you may complete one in person before standing in line. 

Follow the arrow sign and stand in Appointments Line for a customer service representative to assist you. 

Appointments will be verified. 


Schedule Appointment


In Person: Walk-In

Bring a completed application with you or you may complete one in person before standing in line. 

Please stand in main line for a customer service representative to assist you. 

Customers with an appointment will be served first.

 

Online

Apply online at vitalchek.com (Additional fees apply)

 

By Phone

Call VitalChek at 800-380-1138 (Additional fees apply)

 

By Mail

Download application or see Mail Request Checklist on the back for instructions.

Services

  • Full size/long form certified birth certificate (Dallas only  April 1983-present) issued same day
  • Birth abstract (State certificate) all Texas births issued same day
  • Death certificate (Dallas only April  1983-present) issued same day

Fees

NO REFUNDS ARE ISSUED FOR ANY BIRTH OR DEATH RECORDS SEARCH NOT FOUND.  THE SEARCH FEE IS NON-REFUNDABLE OR TRANSFERABLE.  FEES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE. 

ServiceFee
Birth Certificates (Search and/or Certified Copy)$23
Birth Certificates outside the City of Dallas but within the State of Texas (Search and/or Certified Copy)$23
Death Certificates (Search and/or Certified Copy)$21
Additional Death Certificates (Certified Copy of the same death record ordered at the same time)$4
Notary Service for each document notarized​$6
Subpoena Fee$1 plus the cost of the records
Mail Fee$1
Fees are non-refundable and non-transferable if a record is not found. Make payment payable to the "City of Dallas"

         
 Payment Types (No Personal Checks Accepted)

  • Cash
  • Business Checks, no personal checks
  • Money Orders or Cashier's Check
  • Debit/Credit Card (VISA, MasterCard, American Express, Discover, Diners)