Who can request a copy of a Birth or Death Certificate?  
 For full details, see Section 181.2(21) of the Texas Administrative Code.

What is acceptable ID when applying for a Birth or Death Certificate? 

How do I get my Newborn's Birth Certificate?
Birth records are available in the County Clerk's Office approximately one to two weeks following the date of birth, but can take up to a month.  You will need to fill out an application provided by the County Clerk to obtain a copy of the birth certificate.  This can be found on the Birth/Death Certificates page.