Birth Certificates

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What do I need to do after my baby is born?

New parents need to report to the Birth Certificate office within three (3) days of the child’s birth. Failure to report in a timely manner will result in the incomplete filing of your child’s certificate. Texas States Law does require the signature of one parent (if possible) on the certificate. Please see our information for new parents for details.

How do I obtain a birth certificate?

WBAMC is not a certifying agent for the state of Texas. You will need to go to one of the offices listed below with a picture ID to fill out a request form. A fee will be charged per copy and will be ready the same day of the request. A newborn’s birth certificate will be available 2-3 weeks after birth. For more information regarding birth certificates visit the Texas Department of Health.External link icon