What are Vital Records, also known as Vital Statistics? The Texas Department of State Health Services defines Vital Statistics documents as Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Marriage and Divorce Certificates.
The role of the Houston Health Department Bureau of Vital Statistics is to maintain records of births, deaths, and fetal deaths that occur in the incorporated city limits of Houston
Where can I get a copy of my Houston issued Birth Certificate ? According to the City of Houston Health Department, you can obtain a copy by visiting their Vital Statistics office at 8059 Stadium Drive (walk-in same day service is available).
Interesting fact, birth certificates are available dating as far back as 1882.
For more information on obtaining a birth or death certificate in Texas visit the State of Texas State Health Services website.
By State laws Texas Notaries can not certify copies of Vital Statistics documents.