06/18/2013 - Birth Certificates and Immunization Records for Back-to-School Available at Four Branches of the San Antonio Public Library
Vital Records Program
The Office of the City Clerk maintains records of births, deaths, and fetal deaths that occur in the County of Bexar. Birth records are available from 1897, death records from 1873, and fetal death records from 1952.
Texas law mandates that birth and death certificates are confidential records with restricted access.
Texas Public Information Act Section 552.115 (a)(1):
Birth records are restricted until 75 years after the file date.
Texas Public Information Act Section 552.115 (a)(2):
Death records are restricted until 25 years after the file date.
During the restricted access period, birth and death records can only be issued to qualified applicants.
Please click here for the application to apply for a birth or death record.
Qualified Applicant Requirements
All documents proving qualified applicant must be original documents; copies are not accepted.
Proof of Eligibility
Each applicant must present a valid primary form of identification along with their application. If the applicant is unable to present a valid primary form of identification, two secondary forms of identification are required - one of which bears the applicant’s signature. Acceptable Forms of Identification.
All person seeking birth certificates to apply for a passport must obtain a long form birth certificate from the Santa Rosa location, or by mail.
Born in Texas, but not in Bexar County