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***As of March 1, 2022 the Vital Records (Birth and Death Certificates) office has moved to City Hall, 1201 Leopard Street.***

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Pre-requisites:

  • The birth or death must have occurred in Corpus Christi, Texas, to process the request for the specified certificate. If not, please contact the city where the birth or death occurred.
  • You must have a valid State ID or Driver’s License or be an immediate family member to obtain certified copies.  
  • If you do not have a valid state ID or Driver’s License, you must then provide three different documents with your name, with the minimum of one including your signature. Some samples of documents include:
    • A Social Security Card, Court Documents, Marriage License, Divorce Decree, High School Diploma, Voters Registration Card, Medicaid Card, Passport, Car Title, School ID, Automobile Insurance Card, US Visa Card, Utility Bill, Phone Bill, Lease Contract, School Transcripts, Immunization Record, Paycheck Stub, Electric Bill, Tax Return, Hospital Records, a work ID.
       

Learn about Acceptable Identification (Go to dshs.texas.gov) » 
Information about Acceptable Identification provided by Texas Health and Human Services (DSHS).

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To obtain a Birth Certificate:

  • You must be an immediate family member:
    • Spouse - To obtain a Birth Certificate for your spouse, you must provide an ID showing the same last name as your spouse, and a medical or automobile insurance card also showing both names on the card.
    • Parent - Your name must be on the Birth Certificate you are requesting.
    • Sibling - You must have the same parents and provide us with a copy of your Birth Certificate for verification.
    • Grandparent - You must provide a copy of your child's Birth Certificate to show the relationship to the grandchild.
    • Child - To obtain a Birth Certificate for your parent, we need to verify that their name is on your Birth Certificate.


Each certified copy of a Birth Certificate is $23.

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To obtain a Death Certificate:

  • You must be an immediate family member:
    • Spouse - Your name must be listed as surviving spouse on the Death Certificate.
    • Parent - Your name must be on the Birth Certificate.
    • Sibling - You must have the same parents and provide us with a copy of your Birth Certificate for verification.
    • Grandparent - You must provide a copy of your child's Birth Certificate to show the relationship to the grandchild.
    • Child - To obtain a Death Certificate for your parent, we need to verify that their name is on your Birth Certificate or that you are the informant on the certificate.
  • You must be the informant named on the certificate.
  • Be a beneficiary to an insurance policy. 
  • Be named on the deceased's official will. 
     

Each certified copy of a Death Certificate is $21.
Each additional copy of a Death Certificate is $4.

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Order by Mail Form

Form must be fully completed, notarized and signed. You must include the following with your mailed form:

  • A completed Certificate Request Form.
  • A copy of your valid ID.
  • A money order made out to "City of Corpus Christi" for the correct amount.

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Order Online (complete, pay, submit)

***Please read carefully before submitting online payment for a records request***

When requesting a Birth or Death Certificate through the online portal, you MUST email the following identification items to the Vital Records Office (vitalrecords@cctexas.com) after you submit your payment. Requests made with incomplete or missing identification items will not be processed, and no refunds will be given.

Please email the following items to vitalrecords@cctexas.com:  

  • A copy of your printed receipt showing your online payment
  • The reference number listed on your receipt
  • The name of the individual for whom you are requesting a certificate, and your relationship to the person on the certificate (or “self”)
  • Reason for request (driver’s license, school, passport, insurance benefits, etc.), and the address where you would like for the record to be mailed
  • A copy of your valid Driver’s License or valid ID  (Acceptable Identification (ID) (texas.gov)
  • A telephone number in the event we need to contact you for questions
     

Please ensure that the information you are providing (name, Date of Birth or Death, County/City) is correct prior to submitting your request, as no refunds are available. Requests with incomplete or incorrect information will not be processed.

Please allow up to 2 weeks for orders to be processed and mailed.

Go to the Online Portal to pay »

Location & Information

Location:


City Hall Photo

First Floor of City Hall (Central Cashiering)
1201 Leopard St, Corpus Christi, TX 78401
 

Hours:


Certified Copies of Birth and Death Certificates are available Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 11:45 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. The office is closed for lunch 12:00 p.m. to 1:00 p.m. The office can be reached at 
(361) 826-7229.
 

Staff:


Tina Belock, Deputy Registrar

Janie Garcia, Vital Records Clerk

Grace Vasquez, Vital Records Clerk

Sadee Russell, Vital Records Clerk

 

Nueces County Records:


Births that occurred at Riverside Hospital in Robstown, TX before Nov. 1, 1981, are registered at the Nueces County Courthouse, County Clerks Office. Please call (361) 888-0580.

Births that occurred on the Naval Air Base before April 1, 1963, are registered at the Nueces County Courthouse, County Clerks Office. Please call (361) 888-0580.