Birth or Death Certificates

The following birth and death records may  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
  • All births that occurred in Wilford Hall Military Medical Center (formerly Lackland AF Hospital) before 1967
  • Death records that took place at home in rural Bexar County between 190 3–1967
  • All delayed death records and court ordered delayed death records from 1903-present
  • Deaths that took place in a hospital during this period are available through the Office of the City Clerk of San Antonio. You may contact them at 210-207-8815.

Copies of Birth and Death Certificates may be purchased from the County Clerk by mail by filling out the "Request a Birth/Death Certificate" application, having it notarized, and mailing it to:

Bexar County Clerk, Attn: Vital Statistics Dept.
100 Dolorosa, Suite #104
San Antonio, Texas 78205
210-335-3009

Birth/Death Records Not Held by the County Clerk

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 County before 1903
  • Birth records from 1873
  • Fetal death records from 1952.

Please visit the City Clerk’s website for more information.

Making Changes to a 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