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To obtain a copy of a birth certificate, the requester must have a state-issued drivers license, a state-issued I.D. card, or a current passport.
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You can obtain a birth certificate copy at the City of Port Arthur Health Department, 449 Austin Avenue, Port Arthur, TX 77641. To contact the Division of Vital Statistics by phone, please call 409-983-8850 or 409-983-8853. Office Hours are from 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. For mail order copies, please contact the Health Department directly at 409-983-8850 or 409-983-8853.
The person named on the birth certificate
A parent of the person named on the certificate (requesting parent's name must be on the birth certificate)
A spouse, child, or other persons, by order of a Texas State Court
The fee is $22 per certificate. Payments for mail order copies may be by check or money order made payable to the City of Port Arthur Health Department (Do not send cash). Payments for mail order copies submitted from foreign countries must be drawn on a U.S. bank, or by international money order (Do not send cash).
For expedited service (overnight), you must contact the Texas Department of Health in Austin, Texas at 512-458-7111.
Note: Processing times are approximate and may vary depending on workload as well as circumstances beyond our control.