Things You'll Need
Birth certificate information (i.e. full name, parents' names, date and place of birth)
In Person or By Mail
Find out if you meet the eligibility requirements for obtaining a birth certificate in San Antonio. You must be related to the person named on the birth certificate in one of the following ways: self, parent, legal guardian, child, sibling, step-parent, step-sibling, grandparent or spouse.
Download and complete the application for ordering a birth certificate (refer to Resources for the link).
Prepare the appropriate fees for ordering a San Antonio birth certificate; it costs $23 for each copy. Make the check or money order payable to the City of San Antonio. If you don't know the birth year, additional fees may apply.
Bring the application, payment and your state-issued driver's license or I.D. card to the San Antonio Metropolitan Health District office between 7:45 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. CST
Monday through Friday. The office is located at: 719 South Santa Rosa Street, Suite A, San Antonio, Texas 78204. You can also mail your application, fees and a photocopy of your driver's license or photo identification card to that address.
By Internet or Phone
Gather the proper information to order a San Antonio birth certificate online or by telephone. You'll need the name, date of birth and place of birth of the person named on the certificate; parents' names; your credit card information (number, expiration date and billing address) and your mailing address.
Go to VitalChek's website, Vitalchek.com. VitalChek is authorized by San Antonio's Office of Vital Records to fulfill birth certificate requests online and by phone. Call VitalChek at 800-255-2414 for phone orders.
Submit the information that you prepared as you are prompted by VitalChek's online system. For phone orders, also be prepared to provide the agent with the information.