|(a) The fee for a certified or research copy of a birth
record shall be $10.00. Additional copies shall be $10.00 for each
(b) The fee for a certified or research copy of a death
certificate shall be $10.00 for the first or only copy requested,
and $3.00 for each additional copy of the same record requested in
the same request.
(c) A surcharge of $2.00 shall be added to the fee
for searching and issuing each certified copy of a certificate of
birth, or conducting a search for a certificate of birth, as mandated
by the Health and Safety Code, §191.0045.
(d) The fee for issuing each heirloom birth certificate,
or gift certificate for such, shall be $50.00. If a record is not
found, $38.00 of the fee shall be returned to the applicant.
(e) The fee for issuing each wedding anniversary certificate
or gift certificate for such shall be $50.00.
(f) The fee to search for any record or information
on file within the Vital Statistics Unit shall be $10.00, regardless
of whether a certified copy is issued or not.
(g) The fee for a search to verify the existence of
a birth or death record shall be $10.00.
(h) The fee for a search to verify a marriage or divorce
record shall be $10.00.
(i) The fee for a search and identification of the
court that granted an adoption shall be $10.00.
(j) The fee for filing an amendment to an existing
certificate of birth or death on file with the Vital Statistics Unit
shall be $15.00. An amendment to a certificate includes adding information
to a record to make it complete and changing information on a record
to make it correct. An additional fee is required to issue a certified
copy of the amended record.
(k) The fee for filing an amendment based on a court
ordered name change shall be $15.00.
(l) The fee for a new birth record based upon adoption
or parentage determination shall be $25.00.
(m) The fee for filing a delayed record of birth shall
(n) The fee for a search of the Paternity Registry
shall be $10.00. The fee includes a certification stating whether
or not the requested information is located in the Registry.
(o) The fee for a search of the Acknowledgment of Paternity
Registry shall be $10.00. The fee includes a certified copy of the
Acknowledgement of Paternity, if found.
(p) Each person applying to the Central Adoption Registry
shall pay a registration fee of $30.00, which includes the $5.00 fee
for determining if an agency that operates its own registry was involved
in the adoption. (Also see §181.44 of this title (relating to
the Inquiry Through the Central Index).)
(q) The fee charged for an expedited service shall
be $5.00 per request in addition to any other fee required. Expedited
service is any service requested via fax or overnight mail service.
The expedited fee is nonrefundable if a record or the information
requested is not found.
(r) The fee for the processing and issuance of a disinterment
permit shall be $25.00. The fee is to be paid by the applicant for
the permit, and must be submitted with the application.
(s) A Texas Online fee of $10.00 shall be added to
all requests for birth, death, marriage, and divorce record searches
and document production.
(t) Except as provided in subsection (c) of this section,
the fee for a certified record that otherwise is required under this
section is waived for an applicant who appears in person to obtain
a certified copy from the department or a local registrar and represents
that the certified record is required for the purpose of obtaining
an election identification certificate issued pursuant to Transportation
Code, Chapter 521A.
|Source Note: The provisions of this §181.22 adopted to be effective July 3, 2003, 28 TexReg 4904; amended to be effective July 22, 2004, 29 TexReg 6936; amended to be effective December 1, 2005, 30 TexReg 7876; amended to be effective August 11, 2013, 38 TexReg 4896; amended to be effective October 21, 2013, 38 TexReg 7307