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Birth Certificates

Certified copies of short form Birth Certificates for a person born in the State of Texas may be obtained from the County Clerk's Office in Belton or Killeen(Satellite Office) or the City of Temple.  

Business transactions will not be accepted after 4:30 p.m.

Birth Certificates are $23.00 each. 

If a passport or long form birth certificate is needed, the following applies:  

  A person born before 1964, delayed record, or outside of a hospital will need to request a long form birth certificate.  This must be obtained from the county in which the birth occurred.  If the individual was born in Bell County and the birth occurred in Temple after 1950 please contact the City of Temple at 254-298-5701.  (The City of Temple holds its own records after 1950).  

NOTE:  BIRTH RECORDS ARE NOT PUBLIC RECORDS*** AND MAY ONLY BE OBTAINED BY AN INDIVIDUAL OR AN IMMEDIATE FAMILY MEMBER.  THE APPLICANT MUST FILL OUT AN APPLICATION FOR THE CERTIFICATE AND PROVIDE PROOF OF IDENTIFICATION (Driver's License, Military ID, State ID, or other Government ID). 

***Birth Records become public record 75 years after the date of birth.


TO ORDER A BIRTH CERTIFICATE BY MAIL:  Send the Birth Certificate Application , a copy of your current identification and payment to:

Bell County Clerk
Attn: Vital Records
P. O. Box 480
Belton, Texas  76513

*****Documents are mailed via regular U.S. Mail.  Clerk's office is not responsible for misdirected mail.*****

Provide the Date and Place of Birth; Father's full name; Mother's Maiden name; and stating the requesters' relationship to the individual whose birth record is desired.  A copy of the requesters' proof of identification (driver's license, military ID, state ID, or other government ID) must also be submitted with the request.  If the requesting individual is out-of-state, money for the certificate(s) should be sent in the form of a money order or cashier's check.  

Out-of-state checks are not accepted.

Main Office:

Bell County Clerk's Office          
Justice Courts Complex
1201 Huey Road
Belton, Texas 76513
(254)933-5165

Killeen Satellite Office:

Killeen Annex 
301 Priest Drive
Killeen, Texas 76513              
(254)634-0768

City of Temple:

City of Temple
2 North Main
Temple, Texas 76502
(254) 298-5701

 


Birth Certificate Application Form