Birth & Death Records
ATTENTION:UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE, the City Clerk's office will be unable to print any birth certificates (short forms) for anyone born outside San Marcos. Anyone born outside San Marcos will need to go to the Department of State Health Services office located at the following:
Texas Department of State Health Services
1100 W. 49th Street
Austin, Texas 78756
Business #: 888-963-7111
The City of San Marcos City Clerk's Office maintains all births or deaths records that occurred within the City of San Marcos. The City Clerk's Vital Statistics Office receives, records and issues birth and death certificates, amendments to birth and death certificates, and burial transit permits.
This office also serves as a remote birth certificate printing location for the Texas Department of State Health Services. Certified birth certificates for any individual born in the State of Texas can be issued upon request.
Who can request a certified copy of a birth or death certificate?
For births within the past 75 years and deaths within the past 25 years, only the immediate family members of the person whose name is on the birth certificate or death certificate are eligible to request a copy. Those with any other relationship must provide legal documentation, such as a court order establishing guardianship. If you are the legal representative of a qualified applicant, you must provide a release which documents a direct and tangible interest in the record you are requesting.
Proof of Eligibility
Each applicant must present a valid government-issued photo identification along with their application.
See the list of types of identification that are accepted.
Mail the following items:
• Completed and notarized application (download and print
• Check or money order payable to the City of San Marcos
Note: Personal checks must be signed by the same person who
signs the application.
• Copy of your valid government-issued photo identification.
See a list of accepted forms of ID.
• Postage-paid (stamped) self-addressed envelope (we cannot mail birth
certificate without the stamped envelope).
Mail your application to our mailing address:
City of San Marcos
Vitals Statistics Division
630 E. Hopkins St.
San Marcos, Texas 78666
|Birth Record Search Fee (Fee charges to search for a birth certificate that is either not found or not purchased)
|First Death Certificate
|Each Additional Death Certificate