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Vital Records

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

Requesting Vital Records

Our Library locations are currently unable to provide vital records, as our locations are closed to reduce the spread of COVID-19.

Vital records are only through the Office of the City Clerk. They may also be requested online or by mail. 

Office of the City Clerk

719 S. Santa Rosa, San Antonio, TX 78204

Ordering Birth Certificates Online:


Applying for a Birth Certificate by Mail

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:

 Metro Health Eastside Clinic

 210 Mel Waiters Way, San Antonio, TX 78202

8a.m. – 3p.m., M-F

210 207 8894

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,credit/debit card, 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? Our locations are currently unable to provide vital records. Please see note at top of page. 

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).