The following may apply for a Death Certificate:
You must be a qualified applicant in order to apply
for a death certificate (a parent, including step, grandparent, or sibling).
Any one else must have a signed (original) statement authorizing them
(naming them) to pick up the death certificate. This statement must include
a copy of your government issued ID. The person named in your request
must present their original government issued ID also.
The following information is required:
- Full name as it appears on death record.
- Date and county of death.
- Parents' names, including mother's maiden name.
- Your relationship to person named on certificate.
- Your mailing address.
- Purpose of record.
- In writing you will need to send a copy of your valid government issued
- In person you will need to provide your original valid government
- Cost per copy is $21.00, payable to the Collin County Clerk at one
of the addresses above. Extra copies are $4.00 each.
- Please do not send cash through the mail.
- Turn around time is 7 business days.
- For more information call 972-548-4185 Metro 972-424-1460 ex. 1+4185.
The above information is required by Statute
181.28. Death records are considered confidential information; therefore,
all requirements must be met. If you are unable to meet the requirements,
please contact the State Bureau of Vital Statistics in Austin. The toll-free
phone number is (888) 963-7111. The fax number is (512) 458-7506.
Death records are not normally available in the County Clerk's Office
for approximately two (2) weeks after date of death.
Death Records Prior to 1903 - Our office does not have any death records
filed prior to 1903 nor are we aware of the existence of any Texas death
certificates filed prior to 1903. For information on genealogical searches,
contact the Genealogy Collection at the State Archives Library at 51-2463-5463.
Or you may contact the County Clerk's office in the county where the death