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Heirloom Birth Certificates

Whether you are a first- or fifth-generation Texan, you share a proud heritage of independence and individualism.  To celebrate this heritage, the Texas Legislature authorized the creation of an "heirloom" birth certificate, a legal birth certificate celebrating the unique heritage of being a native Texan.



Heirloom Birth Certificates

heirloom birth certificate (bassinet) heirloom birth certificate (flag)


(actual size: 11" x 14")


(actual size: 11" x 14")

These personalized certificates have a specially designed engraved intaglio border, heirloom-quality paper, and background security features.

State law prevents issuance of this certificate to persons whose birth certificates were established by court order or delayed record procedures.

Cost: $60


Immediate family members of the person whose name is on the birth certificate can request an heirloom record by following the same instructions as those for requesting a certified copy of a birth certificate.  See the Certified Copy of a Birth Certificate page for instructions.

The Vital Statistics Unit has designed a special gift certificate that can be ordered by an applicant for the person whose name is on the birth certificate. This gift certificate can then be redeemed by that person or an immediate family member for an heirloom birth certificate.


Last updated November 14, 2018