Birth and Death Certificates

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Applying for a Birth and Death Certificate


-- State of Texas Birth Certificates are $23.00 for a certified copy

-- Rockwall County Death Certificates are $21.00 for the first certified copy and $4.00 for each additional certified copy


--  Applying By Mail - Please print and complete the following application & affidavit and attach a copy of your current photo ID.  Mailed Birth/Death Certificate Application & Affidavit

*Health & Safety Code 191.0031 CERTIFIED COPIES BY MAIL. The state registrar or a local registrar may not issue a certified copy of a record under this chapter to a person who has applied for the record by mail unless the person has provided notarized proof of identity in accordance with rules adopted by the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission. The rules may require the issuer of the certified copy to verify the notarization using the records of the secretary of state under Section 406.012, Government Code.*

Burial Transit Permit

-- To obtain a burial transit permit please click here.

Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP)

-- For information or a video about Acknowledgement of Paternity (AOP) please click here.
-- If you would wish to make an appointment for an AOP, please call our office at (972) 204-6300. Appointments can be made Monday through Friday 8 AM to 11 AM and 2 PM to 3 PM. 
--For information about Child Support, please click here.

Helpful Websites

  1. Shelli Miller

    County Clerk

  2. County Clerk

    Physical Address
    1111 E Yellowjacket Lane
    Suite 100
    Rockwall, TX 75087


    Phone: (972) 204-6300
    Fax: (972) 204-6309

    Monday - Friday
    8 AM - Noon
    1 PM - 5 PM


    Most GPS and internet maps are wrong on our location. We are 0.3 miles east of Goliad/SH 205.