Effective September 1, 2015 Senate Bill 200 article 5 requires a notarized proof of identity when applying for a birth or death certificate by mail or email.
Properly qualified applicant for purchase of a birth or death certificate must present an Acceptable form of ID. An applicant can be either the registrant, his or her parents, guardian, or the children, spouses, siblings, or grandparents of the registrant.
Acceptable form of payment other than debit/credit card -
Personal Check (Checks must have personal information. No temporary checks will be accepted)
Made payable to: Kleberg County Clerk
Mailing address: Kleberg County Clerk
P. O. Box 1327
Kingsville, TX 78364
Documents available for purchase:
If requesting a Certified Copy of a Birth/Death or Marriage Certificate by MAIL or EMAIL
The following information is needed:
Application for Birth/Death Certificate or Application for Marriage License
Notarized Proof of Identification
Credit Card Authorization Form if paying with debit / credit card
Copy of Acceptable form of ID
- Fees for Certified copies
Birth Certificate- $23.00
Death Certificate- $21.00 for first $4.00 each additional
Marriage License - $21.00
To apply for Birth or Death Certificate with the State of Texas: http://www.dshs.texas.gov/vs/reqproc/default.shtm
- For couples needing a Marriage License - Marriage Licenses will be issued by appointment only. You can call the office at 361-595-8548 or 361-595-8549 to schedule an appointment. You may download the application for a Marriage License to speed the process. Both applicants will need a valid picture ID. If you took a marriage course, you will need to submit a copy of the certificate issued by the entity.
Application for a Marriage License (must be submitted to the County Clerk's Office)
Cost of Marriage License:
Marriage License - $82.00
Marriage License with Together in Texas Certificate - $22.00
Informal Marriage - $47.00
Requirements for marriage ceremony conductors: Texas Family Code.
Download form that pertains to you. Fill out the form and sign it before a notary then file it in the County Clerk's Office OR fill out the form and sign it at the County Clerk's office.