How to Get a Birth Certificate in El Paso, Texas

By Leigh Thompson
Only immediate family members can request copies of birth certificates in Texas.

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Texas is a closed record state. For this reason, only immediate family members can obtain copies of a birth certificate. Texas statute has defined immediate family members as: mother, father, sister, brother and grandparent. Birth certificate copies are issued by the El Paso County Clerk.

Draft a letter containing the following: name on birth certificate, date of birth, father's name, mother's maiden name, place of birth, reason for requesting and relationship to the registrant. Make sure to sign your letter.

Attach a copy of your identification and a money order for $23. Make your payment out to the El Paso County Clerk. Acceptable copies of identification include: a driver's license, state-issued identification or military identification.

Submit your request to: El Paso County Clerk 500 E. San Antonio, Ste. 105 El Paso, TX 79901-2496

Wait seven days for your request to be processed. Call 915-546-2071 to check the status after seven days have passed.

About the Author

Leigh Thompson began writing in 2007 and specializes in creating content for websites. She has been published online in various capacities. Thompson has an associate degree in information technology from the University of Kansas and is working on a bachelor's degree in business and personal finance.

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