Register a Home Birth

The Vital Records office only registers births for the City of San Antonio and Bexar County. To get a birth certificate for a baby born without a medical professional, you and your baby must visit the Vital records office.

NOTE: If the baby was born in the EMS or on hospital property, the birth is not a home birth. The hospital must register the baby.

Required Information

All information and documents must be gathered within five days from the date you notified Vital Records:

  • TxEVER Birth Worksheet
  • Name of the child's current doctor
  • Address of the child's current doctor
  • Medicaid paperwork (if applicable)

Additional Documentation

The following documents are also needed, depending on your situation:

Was prenatal care provided?

Yes: Prenatal Records or a letter from the doctor that provided the care, and it should state the date of the first and last office visit and the total number of times you went.

No: An Original Notarized Affidavit with photo ID presented from person (other than the parents) having knowledge of the pregnancy.

Were EMS services used?

Yes: We will need a copy of the EMS report on both mother and child. The EMS number is 210-207-4974.

No: Nothing is needed.

Were the mother and child admitted to a hospital?

Yes: We will need the Admitting paperwork on both mother and child.

No: Clinic, Wellness check after the birth or Original Notarized Affidavit with ID (other than the parents). The notarized letter must include the mother's and child’s name, date, and time of birth.

Was the baby born at the mother's residence?

Yes: We will need proof of residency for the mother, such as a bill which includes the mother's name and address from the month of the child’s birth.

No: We will need an Original Notarized Affidavit with ID of person (other than the parents). The notarized letter must include the mother's name, with the address where the child was born.

Process

Step 1.Schedule an Appointment

Call to 210-207-7253 to make an appointment in person.

  1. Select English or Spanish
  2. Press Option 1 for Vital Records
  3. Press Option 8 to leave a message

Step 2.Visit Our Office

Free parking is available in the front and rear of building and the facility is ADA accessible.

Address:

George Whitfield, Jr.
Municipal Archives & Records Center
719 S. Santa Rosa
San Antonio, TX 78204
Directions

Hours:

Monday - Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Office is open from 10 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. every fourth Tuesday of the month.
Closed on City holidays.

NOTE: Both parents need to be present for the appointment to be listed on the birth certificate.

Proof of Identity

Both parents (if applicable) must present a valid form of identification.

Acceptable Forms of Identification