Birth Certificate: $23.00 Per Copy
Death Certificate: $21.00 ($4.00 for each additional Copy)
PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED, CASHIER'S CHECK OR MONEY ORDER ONLY
*FAX requests are not accepted*
**NOTE: Must send copy of VALID Driver's License
- Birth records are closed to the public until the 75th anniversary of the date the record is filed.
- Death records are closed to the public until the 25th anniversary of the date the record is filed.
- Only "qualified applicants" may receive copies of closed records.
Only a qualified applicant may obtain a copy of a birth or death
certificate. The following persons are qualified applicants: the person on the
record, parent, child, brother, sister, spouse, grandparent.
A legal guardian or managing conservator, legal representative, person serving under contract for the registrant, or grandchild would be required to prove tangible interest.
All applicants must show proof of identification; see list below.
List of acceptable forms of identification
Matricular card is not an acceptable form of ID.
Certificate by Mail:
Send a letter including all of the information below with a copy of your driver's license or other identification along with a check or money order made payable to Cooke County Clerk. Please list a return address or include a selfr-addressed envelope with your request. YOU MUST SIGN YOUR REQUEST. Request without your signature will be returned and will not be processed.
- Birth Certificates:
Available from the remote access system from any county in Texas from 1926 to present IF the person was issued a birth certificate at birth. If a delayed birth certificate was issued later in life, those certificates are not available through the remote access and you would need to contact the county where the birth occurred.
- Death Certificates:
Deaths in Cooke County are recorded from 1903 to present. Death records are NOT available through the remote access system. The certificate will be on file in the county where the person died.