Vital Statistics

The City Secretary maintains all records of all births and deaths inside Weslaco city limits; additionally, this office may access most birth certificates in abstract form from anywhere in Texas. Though the State of Texas establishes the criteria for who may access those records, their acceptable proof of identification, and cost for services, the City Secretary’s Office is happy to help each applicant by walk-in or through the mail. 
Additionally, the City Secretary’s Office is happy to facilitate by appointment an Acknowledgement of Paternity for unwed parents, to document the father with all rights and duties as a parent.

Birth and Death Certificate Requirements for Long form and Abstract/Remote Form:
  • A valid driver license
  • Passport
  • Visa
  • Texas Identification (ID)
  • Birth Certificate Fee:  $23.00 Long Form / $2.00 plastic sleeve
  • Death Certificate Fee:  $21.00 each / $4.00 for additional copies 
Vital Statistics
255 S. Kansas Avenue
Weslaco, Texas 78596
(956) 968-3181
Fax: (956) 968-6717
Qualifying Applicant:
  • Self: Person named on birth record
  • Parent: Parent listed on birth record
  • Spouse: Must show marriage license
  • Step-Parent: Must show documentation (marriage license between biological parent)
  • Grandparent: Biological parents to parents on birth record (must show proof of relationship ex. birth record)
  • Sibling: Must share at least one biological parent.  Parent must be on both person's birth record
  • Guardian: Must show court order showing guardianship.
Office hours:
Monday - Friday
8:00 am - 4:30pm
With the exception of holidays

Requirements for request birth and death certificate by mail:
  • Birth name
  • Birth date
  • Name of Father
  • Name of Mother (maiden last name)
  • Money order  or Cashiers check (no personal checks) for $23.00 (birth) payable to City of Weslaco / $21.00 (death) $4.00 additional copies
  • Copy of Driver License
Upon completion, please mail application to: City Secretary - Vitals, City of Weslaco, 255 S. Kansas Ave., Weslaco, TX 78596

If you would like to request vital records from other states, visit the National Center for Health Statistics website for more information.