The Texas Death Records Index contains statewide death records between the years of 1965 and 2000. There are 3,963,456 death records in this index, which were taken from the Texas Department of State Health Services. To learn additional information about Texas death records, visit the
Texas Department of State Health Services Vital Statistics.
Information Available In This Collection
The Texas Death Records Index contains the following details: full name of deceased, gender and the death location and zip code. In cases where the original death record was filed incomplete or damaged, it's possible for information to be missing from the Texas Death Records Index.
About the Texas Department of State Health Services
The Texas Department of State Health Services holds death records that start in 1903 and through the present year. Texas is a closed records state, meaning that certain types of records will not be released to the public in their entirety or at all without written permission from a family member or a court order. Historical Texas death records are considered public information, and hard copies can be obtained of these death records.
Hard copies of Texas death records that are less than 25 years old are only available to immediate family (meaning related by blood or marriage) or by court order. Individuals unrelated to the deceased who gain written permission from an immediate family member of the deceased may receive a death certificate copy. Older death records are considered public information.
The Texas Department of State Health Services holds the state vital statistics, which includes birth certificates, marriage licenses and certificates, divorce records and adoption records in addition to death certificates.
Texas death records are available to individuals who have valid, government-issued identification that proves immediate familial relationship to the deceased. The records may be accessed in person at the main office below for the fastest turnaround time. However, death records can also be requested online and through the mail. For more information about obtaining hard copies of Texas death records, visit: