Purchasing a Copy of a Birth or Death Certificate

The following birth and death records can be obtained from the Bexar County Clerk’s Office - Vital Statistics Department:

- All births that occurred in the rural part of Bexar County before 1967 and all births that occurred in Wilford Hall Military Medical Center (formerly Lackland AF Hospital) before 1967.

- All deaths in Bexar County after 1903

Copies of Birth and Death Certificates may be purchased from the County Clerk by mail by filling out the application on the right, having it notarized, and mailing it to:

Bexar County Clerk, Attn: Vital Statistics Dept.
100 Dolorosa, Suite #104
San Antonio, Texas 78205.

The following birth records can be obtained from the Office of the City Clerk’s Office – Vital Records Division, which is the local registrar:

- Hospital births and home births that occurred within the city limits

- All deaths in Bexar before 1903

Death records are available from 1873, and fetal death records from 1952. Please check the City's web site at www.sanantonio.gov

See Map of the Courthouse and the Frequently Asked Questions

To purchase a copy of a birth certificate from the County Clerk, you must:

1Submit Proof of Age & Identity

Applicant must submit proof of age and identity. Valid identification (current state DL / ID preferred)

2Provide Information About Your Birth

  • Applicant's full name on birth certificate
  • Date & place of birth
  • Full name of Father & Mother
    (including maiden name)
  • Purpose for obtaining the record

3Pay $23.00 Per Birth Certificate Copy

The cost for a birth certificate is $23.00 per copy

To purchase a copy of a death certificate from the County Clerk, you must:

1Submit Proof of Age & Identity

Applicant must submit proof of age and identity. Valid identification (current state DL / ID preferred)

2Provide Information

  • Applicant's full name
  • Date of death
  • Full name of person on record
  • Purpose for obtaining the record

3Pay $21.00 Per Death Certificate Copy

Pay $21 for first copy and $4 for each additional copy when purchased at the same time

Map of Bexar County Courthouse, Justice Center & Paul Elizondo Tower (PET)

There are two buildings connected to the courthouse. Building 1 is the courthouse. Building 2 is the Justice Center. Building 3 is the Paul Elizondo Tower (PET).

There is a tunnel located in the basement. The tunnel connects the courthouse to the Justice Center (see the dotted lines below). To access the tunnel, go through the sliding glass doors located next to the elevators in the basement of the courthouse. To enter the PET from the Justice center, go across the courtyard.

Where can I get a copy of a Birth Certificate?

Hospital births and home births that occurred after 1967 within the city limits may be obtained at the Office of the City Clerk’s Office – Vital Records Division (which is the local registrar) located at 719 S Santa Rosa, or by calling (210) 207-8815.

All births that occurred in the rural part of Bexar County before 1967 and all births that occurred in Wilford Hall Military Medical Center (formerly Lackland AF Hospital) before 1967 may be obtained from the Bexar County Clerk’s Office.

What information do I need to obtain a birth certificate?

  • Full name on birth certificate (registrant’s full name)
  • Date and place of birth
  • Full name of Father and Mother (including maiden name)
  • Valid identification (current state DL / ID preferred)
  • Purpose for obtaining the record

What is the cost of a birth certificate?

The cost for a birth certificate is $23.00 per copy.

What if I want to make a change to my birth certificate?

Most changes are done through the Texas Department of State Health Services:

Texas Dept of State Health Services

1100 W 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756
(512) 458-7111 or (888) 963-7111