Locate Birth and Death Records

The Jefferson County Clerk’s Office is not the local registrar for birth and death records filed after 1966.

If you need a birth or death record filed in Jefferson County between 1903 and 1966, please complete the Application for Birth or Death Certificate form.

Only the person or immediate family can get a birth certificate unless there is a Designation of Representative Authorized to Obtain Vital Record form completed. This authorization must be notarized. Immediate family is defined as mother, father, sister, brother, grandparent, spouse, child or grandchild.

All applications must be accompanied by government issued identification of the applicant. Examples of government issued identification include driver’s license, state ID, passport, etc.

For other birth and death certificates please contact the City Health Departments in the city where the birth or death occurred or contact the Bureau of Vital Statistics in Austin.


Disclaimer: The Jefferson County Clerk’s Office provides the below links as optional resources for those wishing to use them. This list is provided as a courtesy and is not intended as an endorsement of any resource.

Texas Health and Human Services
Vital Statistics Unit
Texas Vital Statistics – Homepage
City of Beaumont Health Department
Vital Statistics
409-832-4000, Option 4
City of Beaumont, Texas Health Services
City of Port Arthur Health Department
Vital Statistics
City of Port Arthur Texas - Vital Recordss
City of Nederland
City Clerk, Local Registrar
City of Nederland, Texas - Vital Statistics
City of Port Neches
City Secretary, Local Registrar
City of Port Neches, Texas - Vital Statistics