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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.
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
Margarita A. Carrasco, Local Registrar
Tracy Aparicio, Deputy Registrar
Hours: 8:30AM - 4:30PM
Monday - Friday
(except for City observed holidays)
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Texas Department of State Health Services acknowledges Vital Statistics Partners who understand the importance of vital statistics and its impact on the citizens of Texas. City of Dallas Vital Statistics has been awarded the Five Star Service Award for five consecutive years! 2018 (Recognized) and 2019, 2020, 2021, and 2022 Exemplary!
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