Vital Statistics

Our core functions include records retention, serving as a liason to the state, funeral home relations, and providing birth and death certificates to the general public.

Long form birth certificates and death certificates are available from April 1983 to present ONLY for events that occurred within the incorporated city limits of Dallas. Abstract (short form) birth certificates are available for births that occurred in the State of Texas from 1926 to present.

Find out how to apply for birth or death certificates in person, by appointment, online, by phone or mail.

Please contact DALLAS COUNTY CLERK if the birth or death for your request occurred in one of the cities listed in the important Notice above.

J. Erik Jonsson Central Library
1515 Young Street, 1st Floor
Dallas, TX 75201            vitalinfo@dallas.gov                          214-670-3092

Hours: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Monday - Friday
(closed on City observed holidays)

Margarita A. Carrasco, Local Registrar
margarita.carrasco@dallas.gov

Tracy Aparicio, Deputy Registrar            tracy.aparicio@dallas.gov



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