Birth / Death Certificates

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Important Notice

Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP)  Processing Daily 8:00 AM – 11:00 AM and 1:00 PM – 3:00 PM



Effective January 1, 2019 Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) certification services will not be provided to the general public at the Office of the County Clerk


Please visit the Office of Attorney General location in your area for assistance. 

Fort Bend County Clerk participates in the Texas Electronic Registrar (TER) system for filing birth and death records. 

To apply for a certified copy of a birth or death certificate, click the link below and follow the instructions therein.

Qualified Applicant
Only a qualified applicant may obtain a copy of a birth or death certificate.
The registrant. This is the person named in the record.
The parent, child, brother, sister, spouse, grandparent, legal guardian, managing conservator of the registrant.
Legal representative, agent or other person acting under contract for the registrant.
The applicant must provide the following information and show proper identification.
Birth Certificate
$23.00 per Certified Copy
Death Certificate
$21.00 for First Copy, $4.00 additional
Full name on birth record Full name on death record
Date and place of birth Date and place of death
Father's full name Father's full name
Mother's maiden name Mother's maiden name
Name, address and phone number of requestor Name, address and phone number of requestor
Relationship to person on birth record Relationship to person on death record
For persons born in Texas between 1926 to present, but not born in Fort Bend County, a Texas birth certificate (short form) containing abstracted information may be purchased. All deaths recorded in Fort Bend County from 1903 to the present are available

Certificate by Mail

To obtain a birth or death certificate by mail, complete the application form and sworn, notarized statement (attached within), include a legible copy of the applicant's valid driver's license or other valid picture identification along with a cashier's check or money order payable to FORT BEND COUNTY CLERK. Please provide a legible return address and daytime telephone number (if available).

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