Vital Records in Texas

Vital records in Texas are maintained by the Texas Department of State Health Services, where they issue certified copies of birth and death records from 1903 – 2017. Marriage and divorce records are only available from the county department where the event was filed. Many older records are available from these county departments as well.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the Texas Department of State Health Services - Vital Statistics Bureau can provide:

Record Type Available From
Texas Birth Records 1903 – 2017
Texas Death Records 1903 – 2017
Texas Divorce Records dependent on county
Texas Marriage Records dependent on county

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County Date Founded
Anderson County, TX 1846
Andrews County, TX 1876
Angelina County, TX 1846
Aransas County, TX 1871
Archer County, TX 1858
Armstrong County, TX 1876
Atascosa County, TX 1856
Austin County, TX 1836
Bailey County, TX November 5, 1918
Bandera County, TX 1856
Bastrop County, TX 1836
Baylor County, TX 1858
Bee County, TX December 8, 1857
Bell County, TX 1850
Bexar County, TX December 20, 1836
Blanco County, TX February 12, 1858
Borden County, TX 1876
Bosque County, TX 1854
Bowie County, TX 1840
Brazoria County, TX 1836
Brazos County, TX 1841
Brewster County, TX 1887
Briscoe County, TX 1876
Brooks County, TX 1911
Brown County, TX 1856
Burleson County, TX 1846
Burnet County, TX February 5, 1852
Caldwell County, TX 1848
Calhoun County, TX 1846
Callahan County, TX 1877
Cameron County, TX 1848
Camp County, TX 1874
Carson County, TX 1876
Cass County, TX 1846
Castro County, TX 1876
Chambers County, TX 1858
Cherokee County, TX July 13, 1846
Childress County, TX 1887
Clay County, TX 1857
Cochran County, TX 1876
Coke County, TX 1889
Coleman County, TX 1858
Collin County, TX 1846
Collingsworth County, TX 1891
Colorado County, TX 1836
Comal County, TX 1846
Comanche County, TX 1856
Concho County, TX 1858
Cooke County, TX 1848
Coryell County, TX 1854
Cottle County, TX 1892
Crane County, TX 1887
Crockett County, TX 1875
Crosby County, TX 1876
Culberson County, TX 1911
Dallam County, TX 1876
Dallas County, TX March 30, 1846
Dawson County, TX 1876
Deaf Smith County, TX 1890
Delta County, TX 1870
Denton County, TX April 11, 1846
DeWitt County, TX 1846
Dickens County, TX 1891
Dimmit County, TX 1858
Donley County, TX 1882
Duval County, TX 1858
Eastland County, TX 1858
Ector County, TX 1893
Edwards County, TX 1858
Ellis County, TX 1849
El Paso County, TX 1848
Erath County, TX 1856
Falls County, TX 1850
Fannin County, TX 1837
Fayette County, TX December 14, 1837
Fisher County, TX 1876
Floyd County, TX 1876
Foard County, TX 1891
Fort Bend County, TX 1837
Franklin County, TX March 1875
Freestone County, TX 1851
Frio County, TX 1871
Gaines County, TX 1876
Galveston County, TX 1838
Garza County, TX 1876
Gillespie County, TX 1848
Glasscock County, TX 1889
Goliad County, TX March 2, 1836
Gonzales County, TX 1836
Gray County, TX 1876
Grayson County, TX 1846
Gregg County, TX 1873
Grimes County, TX 1846
Guadalupe County, TX 1846
Hale County, TX 1876
Hall County, TX 1876
Hamilton County, TX 1856
Hansford County, TX 1876
Hardeman County, TX 1889
Hardin County, TX 1858
Harris County, TX December 22, 1836
Harrison County, TX 1839
Hartley County, TX 1876
Haskell County, TX 1858
Hays County, TX 1848
Hemphill County, TX 1876
Henderson County, TX 1846
Hidalgo County, TX 1852
Hill County, TX 1853
Hockley County, TX 1876
Hood County, TX 1866
Hopkins County, TX 1846
Houston County, TX 1837
Howard County, TX August 21, 1876
Hudspeth County, TX 1917
Hunt County, TX 1846
Hutchinson County, TX 1876
Irion County, TX 1889
Jack County, TX 1856
Jackson County, TX 1837
Jasper County, TX 1836
Jeff Davis County, TX 1887
Jefferson County, TX 1836
Jim Hogg County, TX 1913
Jim Wells County, TX 1912
Johnson County, TX 1854
Jones County, TX 1881
Karnes County, TX February 4, 1854
Kaufman County, TX February 1848
Kendall County, TX 1862
Kenedy County, TX 1921
Kent County, TX 1876
Kerr County, TX 1856
Kimble County, TX 1858
King County, TX 1876
Kinney County, TX 1850
Kleberg County, TX 1913
Knox County, TX 1876
Lamar County, TX 1841
Lamb County, TX 1876
Lampasas County, TX 1856
La Salle County, TX 1856
Lavaca County, TX 1841
Lee County, TX 1874
Leon County, TX 1846
Liberty County, TX 1836
Limestone County, TX 1841
Lipscomb County, TX 1876
Live Oak County, TX 1856
Llano County, TX 1856
Loving County, TX February 26, 1887
Lubbock County, TX 1851
Lynn County, TX 1876
McCulloch County, TX 1856
McLennan County, TX 1850
McMullen County, TX 1877
Madison County, TX 1854
Marion County, TX 1860
Martin County, TX 1876
Mason County, TX 1858
Matagorda County, TX 1836
Maverick County, TX 1856
Medina County, TX 1848
Menard County, TX 1858
Midland County, TX 1885
Milam County, TX 1836
Mills County, TX 1887
Mitchell County, TX 1876
Montague County, TX 1858
Montgomery County, TX 1837
Moore County, TX 1876
Morris County, TX 1875
Motley County, TX 1876
Nacogdoches County, TX 1836
Navarro County, TX April 25, 1846
Newton County, TX 1846
Nolan County, TX 1881
Nueces County, TX 1846
Ochiltree County, TX 1876
Oldham County, TX 1876
Orange County, TX January 5, 1852
Palo Pinto County, TX 1856
Panola County, TX 1846
Parker County, TX 1855
Parmer County, TX 1876
Pecos County, TX 1871
Polk County, TX 1846
Potter County, TX 1887
Presidio County, TX 1850
Rains County, TX July 9, 1870
Randall County, TX 1876
Reagan County, TX 1903
Real County, TX 1913
Red River County, TX 1837
Reeves County, TX 1883
Refugio County, TX 1836
Roberts County, TX 1889
Robertson County, TX 1837
Rockwall County, TX 1873
Runnels County, TX 1858
Rusk County, TX 1843
Sabine County, TX 1837
San Augustine County, TX 1837
San Jacinto County, TX 1870
San Patricio County, TX 1836
San Saba County, TX 1856
Schleicher County, TX 1887
Scurry County, TX 1876
Shackelford County, TX 1874
Shelby County, TX 1836
Sherman County, TX 1876
Smith County, TX July 1846
Somervell County, TX 1875
Starr County, TX 1838
Stephens County, TX 1858
Sterling County, TX 1891
Stonewall County, TX 1876
Sutton County, TX 1887
Swisher County, TX 1876
Tarrant County, TX 1849
Taylor County, TX 1858
Terrell County, TX 1905
Terry County, TX 1876
Throckmorton County, TX 1879
Titus County, TX 1846
Tom Green County, TX March 13, 1874
Travis County, TX 1840
Trinity County, TX 1850
Tyler County, TX 1846
Upshur County, TX 1846
Upton County, TX 1887
Uvalde County, TX 1856
Val Verde County, TX 1885
Van Zandt County, TX 1848
Victoria County, TX 1836
Walker County, TX 1846
Waller County, TX 1873
Ward County, TX 1887
Washington County, TX 1836
Webb County, TX 1848
Wharton County, TX 1846
Wheeler County, TX 1876
Wichita County, TX February 1, 1858
Wilbarger County, TX 1858
Willacy County, TX 1911
Williamson County, TX March 13, 1848
Wilson County, TX 1860
Winkler County, TX 1887
Wise County, TX 1856
Wood County, TX 1850
Yoakum County, TX 1876
Young County, TX 1856
Zapata County, TX January 22, 1858
Zavala County, TX 1846