Fort Worth, Texas (TX) Birth Certificate Online

Get a government-issued Fort Worth, Texas birth certificate online and avoid waiting for hours at the vital records office. Your official vital record will be mailed to you.

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Order a Legally-Valid Fort Worth, Texas (TX) Birth Certificate

Getting official copies of a Fort Worth vital record no longer requires long hours waiting in line at the vital records office. The most convenient way to obtain a certified copy of a Texas birth certificate complete with a raised seal and signature is to order a copy of the document online.

Citizens born in Tarrant County, or elsewhere within the State of Texas, who need one or more official copies of a Fort Worth birth certificate can fill out a quick web form in under 10 minutes.

After completing the online birth certificate application with your personal details, you will need to pay the fee and mail a copy of a valid photo ID (see the full list of acceptable proof of identity below along with the signed application.

Once your request is processed by the Fort Worth vital records office, you will receive your Tarrant County, TX birth certificate by mail at your home address.

A certified copy of a Ft Worth birth certificate is an official document that can be used as legal proof of a person’s citizenship, identity, and age.

A citizen born in the city of Fort Worth —or the rest of Tarrant County— may be required to provide their birth certificate in some of the following situations:

Certified copies of most birth and death records from Tarrant County can be issued by the City of Fort Worth’s Vital Records Office, Tarrant County Vital Records Office or the Texas Vital Statistics Office.

Birth or death records occurred in Arlington from 1971 to the present, or Grapevine from 1973 to the present can only be issued in short form when ordered from Tarrant County Vital Records Office. See addresses below and send your request to the appropriate City Hall for long-form certified copies of birth or death certificate in Arlington or Grapevine during the years stated above.

A Texas citizen who has lost, misplaced or whose birth certificate was stolen, does not need to visit the vital records office in person, since a replacement for a Fort Worth, Texas birth certificate can be requested online in just a few minutes.

Please note that incorrect or incomplete information on your birth certificate application form may cause delays, so take the time to carefully revise the data entered in your form. In order to avoid unnecessary hassles and extended turnaround, simply complete the online Fort Worth birth certificate application form and follow our personalized instructions.

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Fort Worth, Texas (TX) Birth Certificate Replacement

Filling out the birth certificate application form online will save you the hassle of waiting in line for hours at the Fort Worth vital records office since your vital record will be delivered to your home address.

To request a certified Fort Worth, Texas birth certificate from the comfort of your home or office, fill out the easy-to-use application form available by clicking the button on this page.

Applicants will be asked to enter the following information:

  • Last name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • First name
  • Sex
  • Date of birth
  • Name of hospital or address where the citizen was born
  • The reason why you need the birth certificate
  • Mother’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

After completing the online Ft Worth, Texas birth certificate application, you simply need to print and sign it. Then, place it in an envelope with a copy of a valid photo ID, and the payment for each copy of the vital record you need to obtain and mail it to the appropriate vital records office:

Tarrant County Clerk's Vital Statistics Office

200 Taylor St. Suite 301
Fort Worth, TX 76196

City of Arlington - Local Registrar

101 West Abram, First Floor
Arlington, TX 76010

County Clerk - Johnson County (for Burleson)

PO Box 1986
Cleburne, TX 76033

City of Grapevine - City Secretary

PO Box 95104
Grapevine, TX 76099

Please note you need to also include a postage-paid, self-addressed envelope of your preference to receive your Tarrant County, Texas birth certificate at the address you require.

Texans in need of a certified copy of their birth certificate issued in Fort Worth are asked to enclose a clear photocopy of both sides of an acceptable form of photo ID as explained below with their completed application form.

Applicants who chose to may also print out their Ft Worth, Texas birth certificate application package and submit their request in person at the vital records office where the birth was recorded.

Fort Worth, Texas Birth Certificate Types

It is important to understand the difference between an authorized copy and an informational copy when ordering a replacement Birth Certificate in Fort Worth, Texas.

Fort Worth birth certificates can be issued in 2 forms:

  • Full copy of a birth certificate, otherwise known as certified copy of a birth certificate or long-form
  • Abstract copy of a birth certificate, otherwise known as short-form

Citizens born in Tarrant County who request their own birth certificate at the Tarrant County Clerk's office will be issued a certified copy of their birth certificate.

Out-of-County birth certificates ordered from the Tarrant County Clerk’s office can only be issued as short-form birth certificates. Please note that abstract birth certificates may not be acceptable to have a passport issued.

How to Order a Fort Worth Birth Certificate

Citizens born in Fort Worth —or the rest of Texas— can order a government-issued copy of a TX birth certificate by following these easy steps.

  1. Fill out the birth certificate application form with the citizen’s basic personal information
  2. Print, sign and mail the completed birth certificate application package with the required photocopies of government-issued IDs and fees to the Fort Worth vital statistics office (see full address above)
  3. Receive a certified copy of your Texas birth certificate endorsed with the registrar’s signature, and raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal. The document will also carry the date the certificate was filed with the Texas registrar’s office

Please note that as of October 1st, 2021, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircraft. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Who can apply for a Fort Worth (TX) birth certificate?

In Fort Worth, Texas, and the rest of Tarrant County, birth and death certificates may be issued to immediate family members:

  • Mother
  • Father
  • Brother
  • Sister
  • Parent
  • Grandparent
  • Child

Please note that while a grandparent may be able to request a grandchild's birth certificate in Tarrant County, the grandchild cannot request their grandparent's birth or death certificate unless they provide proof of a direct tangible need to obtain the document.

Additionally, a certified copy of a birth certificate from Ft Worth, Texas (TX) may also be obtained by the following individuals, provided they have a direct tangible need for the vital record:

  • Legal guardian
  • Legal representative of the family
  • Organizations or governmental agencies

Fort Worth (TX) Birth Certificate Requirements

When ordering Fort Worth, Texas birth certificate, you will be required to include photocopies of any of the following unexpired photo identification documents along with the application package:

Provide one of the following acceptable documents, alongside your birth certificate application form:

  • US passport
  • US citizen ID card
  • US Driver's license
  • Federal or state ID card
  • Visa
  • SENTRI card
  • Pilot's license
  • Military ID card
  • Re-entry permit
  • Advance parole
  • Refugee travel document
  • License to Carry a Handgun
  • Permanent Resident Card (Green Card)
  • Employment Authorization Document (EAD)
  • Law enforcement employment ID (federal, state, or city)
  • Offender ID issued by the Texas Department of Criminal Justice or an ID from a federal or US state correctional facility or institution
  • Border Crossing Card (BCC) – B1 for business or pleasure or B2 medical purposes

Citizens of Fort Worth, Texas (TX) unable to provide one of the documents listed above may present 2 of the following documents as proof of identity:

  • Current student ID
  • Veterans Affairs card
  • Medical insurance card
  • Signed Social Security card or Numident

More options of acceptable identification documents

  • Mexican voter registration card
  • Medicaid card or Medicare card
  • DD Form 214 Certificate of Release
  • Private company employment ID card
  • Any document stated above that has expired
  • Form I-94 - accompanied by the applicant's visa or passport
  • Foreign photo identification (including El Salvador consular certification, El Salvadoran Unique Identity Card [DUI], and Honduran consular certification)
  • Foreign passport in accordance with the US Department of State, Visa Waiver Program
  • Foreign passport accompanied by a visa issued by the US Department of State
  • Certified birth certificate from the US Department of State (FS-240, DS-1350, or FS-545)

Citizens of Ft Worth unable to produce the above identification documents may have other options available to prove their identity.

If the applicant does not carry an acceptable form of identification, they may present a written notarized affidavit from a person who is given specific permission to obtain the Ft Worth birth record.

Affidavits are not acceptable for third party requests. The person who is given permission to apply for a Tarrant County birth certificate must complete a separate application and present a valid government-issued ID.

Nationals applying to get a driver's license, Social Security Card, or US passport will need an official copy of their Texas State birth certificate. This certified copy will also serve citizens getting married or registering for school.

Please note that what validates this type of birth certificate copy for legal purposes is the fact that it carries the official state registrar's raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored Seal. This document will also have the registrar's signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar's office.

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Birth Certificate Apostille in Texas

Citizens born in the city of Fort Worth —or other cities in Texas— who need to provide their birth certificate in a foreign country will need an Apostille to provide the document with international legal validity.

You can obtain an Apostille for a Ft Worth, Texas birth certificate by following these simple steps:

  1. Order a certified copy of the Texas Birth Certificate
  2. When applying, mention "Apostille" as the reason for your birth certificate request
  3. Upon receiving the certified copy, send it to the Texas Secretary of State's office with the required apostille fee

Texas Authentications Unit street address:

Secretary of State

Authentications Unit
1019 Brazos
Austin, TX 78701
Walk-In Service: Room 106

Texas Authentications unit PO BOX:

Secretary of State

Authentications Unit
PO Box 13550
Austin, TX 78711-3550

Fort Worth (TX) Birth Certificate Cost

It is advisable to order several certified copies of a Fort Worth, TX birth certificate. This is useful to keep extra copies of the vital record ready for future use whenever the need arises.

Each certified copy of a Texas birth certificate issued in Fort Worth or the rest of Tarrant County entails a fee of USD $22 that must be provided along with the application. The same fee applies for long-form and short-form birth certificates.

Extra Tarrant County birth certificate copies requested within a single application form cost USD $22 per copy.

Birth certificates for election identification fees have been waived by the state of Texas.

Military personnel with a current deployment order are granted exemption from fees for Fort Worth birth certificate copies.

Fort Worth (TX) Birth Certificate Processing Times

Once you have posted the complete Fort Worth birth certificate application package, with photocopies of your chosen government-issued ID and the appropriate fees, the Tarrant County vital records bureau will process your request.

In most cases, your Fort Worth birth certificate order will be filled within 2 to 3 weeks.

As soon as the birth certificate is issued, it will be delivered to your home or office address, as stated in your postage-paid, self-addressed envelope.

Texas Vital Records Office

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Health offices in Texas that can provide Birth Certificate copies. Keep in mind that county offices may not be near you, but they can sometimes process requests faster.

FAQs About Fort Worth, Texas (TX) Birth Certificates

  • How can I get a birth certificate in Fort Worth, Texas?

    o get a copy of a birth certificate in Tarrant County:

    • The certificate holder must be a Texas-born citizen
    • Fill out the TX online birth certificate application form (available by clicking on the button above). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so your document can be issued on the first try
    • Once revised, print, sign and post the Fort Worth birth certificate application form with the fee and photocopies of the chosen ID (full list above)

    The form can be submitted by mail to avoid waiting in line at the vital records office or in-person, where available.

  • Where can I get a birth certificate in Fort Worth, TX?

    Fort Worth, Texas birth certificates can be obtained online, by mail, and in person at the vital records office.

    Regardless of the submission method you choose, the fastest way to ensure your Fort Worth birth certificate is issued on the first try is to:

    • Complete the form online (available by clicking the button above)
    • Have our experts revise your TX birth certificate application form before you submit it
    • Follow our personalized instructions
  • How much does a Fort Worth birth certificate cost?

    Getting a certified copy of a Texas birth certificate in Fort Worth, or the rest of Tarrant County requires the payment of the state fees.

    Each copy of a Fort Worth birth certificate carries a cost of $23.

    It is recommended to order multiple copies of the same birth certificate within the same application form to keep on file or for future use.

    Rush service and expedited shipping are both available at an additional cost.

  • How to change your name on a Fort Worth birth certificate

    To correct the name on a birth certificate in Fort Worth, Texas:

    1. Order a certified copy of the TX birth certificate that must be corrected by filling the online form (available by clicking the button above)
    2. Fill out and notarize form A VS170 Application to Amend Certificate of Birth. Minors need both parents to sign the form before a notary public to prove they agree to the change or correction
    3. Provide required affidavits or evidence of correct spelling to support request and mail to address below
    4. Pay fees
    5. Request a certified copy of the amended birth certificate (applying online is the most convenient)

    Mailing address to amend a Fort Worth birth certificate: Texas DSHS - Vital Statistics
    MC 2096
    1100 W. 49th St.
    Austin, TX 78756

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