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Vital Records

Birth certificates, within certain parameters, are available at four branches of the San Antonio Public Library.

Vital Records available at four branch libraries

Birth certificates will not be sold Monday, Feb. 19, as all San Antonio Public Library locations will be closed for staff training.
Los certificados de nacimiento no se venderán el lunes 19 de febrero ya que todas las ubicaciones de la Biblioteca Pública de San Antonio estarán cerradas para la capacitación del personal.
The Office of the City Clerk will be open and available for birth certificates on that day from 8am to 5pm at 719 S. Santa Rosa, 78205.
La Oficina de la secretaria Municipal estará abierta y disponible para certificados de nacimiento ese día de 8am a 5pm en 719 S. Santa Rosa, 78205.

Birth certificates (birth dates in 2005 and later) are available at the following branches of the San Antonio Public Library.

Great Northwest
9050 Wellwood 78250
Monday & Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Las Palmas
515 Castroville Rd. 78237
Monday & Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

3134 Roosevelt Ave. 78214
Monday, Wednesday & Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Tuesday & Thursday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Thousand Oaks
4618 Thousand Oaks Dr. 78233
Monday & Wednesday 12:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Tuesday, Thursday & Friday 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Immunization Records

Beginning on September 8, 2015 the San Antonio Public Library will no longer be issuing Immunization Records. These records are available at this city site:

San Antonio Metro Health Immunization Clinic
Frank Garrett Center
1226 NW 18th St., San Antonio, TX 78207
8 a.m.-3 p.m., M-F

Birth Certificates

Which birth certificates will be available?
Only certificates for people with birth dates in 2005 or later and who were born in the city of San Antonio and Bexar County will be available. 

What is the cost of a birth certificate?
The cost is $23, paid by cash, check, or money order to the City of San Antonio. The fee for a returned check is $30.

If the certificate I need isn't available at the library, where can I go?
Please visit Vital Records, Birth and Death Records Division, at 719 S. Santa Rosa, San Antonio 78204, or call them at 210.207.8815.

How do I request a birth certificate?

At one of the participating branch libraries, check in at the Circulation Desk. Complete a birth certificate application form at the branch. Bring the completed form back to the Circulation Desk and show your identification (all forms of identification must be original). When your certificate is ready, staff will call you by name (usually within 20 minutes). Return to the Circulation Desk to pay and pick up the birth certificate.

Who can obtain a birth certificate?
State law allows the following individuals to obtain a birth certificate:

  • Individual named on the certificate
  • Related or immediate family member (parent, sibling, spouse, grandparent, legal guardian, or conservator). See list of acceptable documentation to prove relationship.
  • Legal representative: Attorney or representive acting under contract bearing a notarized affidavit

What do I need to obtain a birth certificate?

  • Name of person you are requesting birth certificate for
  • Person's birthdate
  • A photo ID of the person requesting the certificate
  • Proof of relationship

What form of ID do I need?
A current valid drivers license or other acceptable photo ID (see complete list).