Under the direction of the City Secretary the Vital Statistics Division is headed up by the Local Registrar and a staff of three. The mission of this division is to provide for the timely submission of birth and death documents recorded in the City of McAllen to the Texas Department of State Health Services (DSHS).
Staff is also responsible for attending to the high volume requests for certified copies of said records as reflected by the following statistics based on Fiscal Year commencing October 1, 2007 and ending September 30, 2008:
- 29,107 certified copies of birth records were issued for the year.
- 6,710 births were recorded and filed for the year of which 1,118 births were McAllen residents.
- 10,481 certified copies of death certificates were issued for the year.
- 1,635 death certificates were recorded and filed for the year of which 554 deaths were McAllen residents.
Consequently, this division was recognized with the State’s Five Star Award for the timely submissions in December, 2008.
The Vital Statistics Division has been linked to the State Online Services since 1996 which provides accessibility to birth records for anyone who was born in the State of Texas since 1926 to the present. Records for those born in the City of McAllen date back to 1904.
The division office is located in the Downtown Parking Garage located at 221 S. 15th Street, McAllen, Texas, with an abundance of parking, a spacious waiting area and bigger office space to assist customers in a more effective and efficient manner.
Out of State Birth Certificates
If you would like to request vital records from other states, visit the National Center for Health Statistics website for more information.