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Birth and Death Certificates

Vital Statistics Local Registrar for Garza County

Jim Plummer, District and County Clerk

300 West Main Street, Post, TX  79356
(806) 495-4430

(806) 495-4431 (fax)

Email:  james.plummer@co.garza.tx.us

Birth records are confidential for 75 years and death records for 25 years; therefore, issuance is restricted to qualified applicants.  After the confidential periods, the records become public.

 

A qualified applicant is defined as the person whose name is on the certificate, immediate family member (either by blood or marriage), his or her guardian, or his or her legal representative:

  • Parent
  • Brother or sister (copy of their birth record to verify parent)
  • Legal guardianship (with proof of court order papers)
  • Grandparents (copy of son's or daughter's birth record to verify parent)
  • Step-parents (can obtain a stepchild's birth certificate up to the age of 17 years old with proof of marriage license)
  • Legal representative of a qualified applicant (provide a release which documents a direct and tangible interest in the record you are requesting)

What you need to obtain a Certificate:

1. Submit an Application (Click here and print form)

2. Provide Identification (Click here for a list of acceptable IDs.)

3. If mailing or emailing application, complete the Notarized Proof of Identification (Click here and print form)

4.  Pay fee:

Birth Certificate - $22.00

          Death Certificate - $20.00, $3.00 for each additional copy
 
Payment options include cash, money order or credit/debit card.  Click here to pay online with credit/debit card.

Born in Texas, but not in Garza County?

To obtain a birth certificate for those born in another Texas county, you must contact your county of birth or visit a "Remote Site Access" location which is provided by the Texas Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics.  “Remote” sites have access to birth certificates throughout Texas.  Here’s a list of those locations close to Garza County:

 

LUBBOCK COUNTY

CITY OF LUBBOCK, CITY HALL

1625 13TH STREET RM 102,

LUBBOCK, TX 79401

(806) 775-2926

 

CROSBY COUNTY CLERK
P O Box 385
Corner of Aspen & Berkshire
CROSBYTON 79322
(806) 675-2334

 

SCURRY COUNTY CLERK

1806 25TH Street, Ste 300
Suite 300
SNYDER 79549
(915) 573-5332

 

KENT COUNTY AND DISTRICT CLERK 

P.O. Box 9
Jayton, TX 79528
(806) 237-3881

 

Dickens County AND DISTRICT Clerk
PO BOX 120
Dickens, TX 79229
(806) 623-5531

Go to Texas Department of State Health Services for information about birth, death, marriage, divorce, adoption and paternity issues.  Click here.

To obtain an Out-of-State Birth or Death Certificate, please visit the National Center for Health Statistics.  Click here.