Birth and Death Certificates
Only a qualified applicant may obtain a copy of a birth certificate.
Our office only has death certificates for deaths that occurred in Chambers County.
• The parent, child, brother, sister, spouse, grandparent, step-parent, step-sibling, legal guardian,
or managing conservator.
• Must provide the following information and show proper identification. (a copy of the applicant's
valid driver's license or other valid picture identification)
Any Texas birth certificate may be immediately purchased in Chambers County. This office
uses a remote access system to the state's records dating, at this time, from 1926 to the present.
|Full Name on Birth Record
||Full Name on Death Record
|Date and Place of Birth
||Date and Place of Death
|Father's Full Name
||Father's Full Name
|Mother's Full Name
||Mother's Full Name
|Name, Address and Phone Number of Requestor
||Name, Address and Phone Number of Requestor
| Relationship to Person on Birth Record
||Relationship to Person on Death Record
| $23.00 per Certified Copy
|| $21.00 for First Copy, $4.00 Additional
Certificate By Mail:
To obtain a birth or death certificate by mail, complete the application or send a letter including all the listed information and a copy of the applicant's valid driver's license or other valid picture identification along with a cashier’s check or money order payable to CHAMBERS COUNTY CLERK. Please provide a legible return
address and day telephone number (if available).
County Clerk's Office
PO Box 728
Anahuac, TX 77514
|Overnight Mail Address:
County Clerk’s Office
Anahuac, Texas 77514
Premarital Education Course:
Twogether In Texas
A couple that intends to be married in Texas MUST apply in person for a marriage license at a Texas County Clerk’s Office. Both the bride and the groom in the presence of the County Clerk must sign the application for a license. There are a few exceptions as noted in the Texas Statutes.
Texas now encourages free marriage education classes around the state for premarital couples. The classes are at least 8 hours long and after completing the class, you will get a certificate that you can take to your County Clerk when applying for your marriage license. To find a class log onto https://www.twogetherintexas.com.
There is a $22.00 fee if a marriage education certificate is presented otherwise there is an $82.00 fee without the certificate that is payable only in CASH or CREDIT CARD.
There must be at least 72 hours between the time of issuance of a license and the time the ceremony occurs unless one applicant is on active duty in the armed forced; or completion of a marriage education class; or a waiver is granted. A waiver may only be waived by a County or District Judge.
A marriage license is valid for 90 days, so with the 72 hour waiting period, there is an 87 day period in which the marriage ceremony can take place. The license is valid in any county in Texas.
Requirements to Obtain a License:
• Proof of identity and age (Drivers’ License, State Identification card, or other document issued by this state or another state, United States or a foreign country, or certified copy of applicants birth certificate.)
• If required, the documents establishing parental consent, should the applicant be under the age of 18.
• The information to complete the license application.
• A divorce by either party must be final 30 days prior to the marriage license application.
• Verbalize the oath printed on the application and sign the application before the County Clerk.
• There is no law requiring a blood test.
After the Wedding:
The license will need to be mailed or brought back to the County Clerk’s office. The license will be recorded into public records and will be returned to you in 10-12 days.
For additional information please call 409-267-2418
The military services encourage military personnel to file their discharge papers (DD 214) with the County Clerk in the county of residence. This includes members of the United States Armed Forces, the United States Armed Forces Reserve, or an Armed Forces Auxiliary.
Texas Local Government Code, Section 192.002 authorizes the County Clerk to file the military discharge at no charge.
By filing the military discharge form in the public records, a permanent record is maintained for future proof of service for veteran’s benefits. The original will be returned to the owner after recording. Military Discharge records are considered confidential.