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Don't be tricked into paying for death records. Welcome to Find Free Death Records, Your # 1 Resource to Find Free Texas Death Records. I list the best ways to get Texas death records and obituaries for free or as little money as possible. This page is updated daily - if you have more up-to-date information or corrections, please don't hesitate to contact me.
   
Texas Free Death Records Obituaries
How to Apply:
  • Death certificates¬†for deaths within the past 25 years are considered by Texas protected records, and have the following requirements for these records:
    • If you live in Texas, you can order the records of your immediate family members. If you live outside Texas, you must be the surviving spouse of the deceased, a parent of the deceased or the funeral director of the funeral home on the record.
    • You must have a valid state-issued driver's license or government-issued ID card.
  • Those who meet the above requirements can order their death certificates online from a system called TexasOnline (see link below).
  • If you do not meet the above requirements, you can request a death certificate by mail by downloading this application from the Texas Department of State Health Services.
  • Complete the above application and mail it along with any applicable fee, and a copy of your government issued photo identification, to:
    • Texas Vital Records
      Department of State Health Services
      P.O. Box 12040
      Austin, TX 78711-2040


Notes:

  • If you are ordering a death certificate for a death that occurred within the last 90 days, the death certificate may not yet be available.
  • If you request by mail, allow 6 - 8 weeks for the request to be processed.
  • Make payments by mail with check or money order - not cash.

Cost:

  • Free if you can use TexasOnline, $20.00 by mail

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