Welcome to the Ellis County Clerk birth and death certificate online ordering system. Online requests will be processed during normal business hours, Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

Please note the following:

      • Birth records for Ellis County are available back to 1850
      • If your birth occurred outside of Ellis County, but within the State of Texas, you will be issued an Abstract Record which is still a certified legal document
      • Death Records are available only for decedents who pass within the Ellis County limits.



The State Office is requiring that all applicants upload a form of identification when submitting their application. Click on the button below for information on the forms of identification acceptable. When applying online, we only accept PRIMARY forms of identification (Group A).

Click here for list of forms of identification

Click below to see who is eligible to request a birth/death certificate, as there are restrictions:

Click here for FAQs on applying for a Birth/Death Certificate

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The Following Vital Records May Be Requested Online:

Certified Birth Certificate $23.00 ea
Certified Death Certificate

Additional Certified Copies $4.00 each

*An additional $4 convenience fee will be applied to all online orders


Shipping and Pickup Options

Standard Shipping


$2.00 -  This fee is currently waived while we are under lockdown.

Priority Shipping




You will be asked to select the method of receiving the certificates during the application. You will be notified by us once we have processed your application and the certificates are out for mail or ready for pickup.


* An additional Non-Refundable $4 Convenience and Credit Card Processing Fee will be applied to all online orders

* An additional Non-Refundable $0.35 "Vital Verify" fee will be applied to all Delivery orders

For More Information, Contact:

Ellis County Clerk
109 S. Jackson
Waxahachie, Texas 75165

Phone: 972-825-5070
Fax: 972-825-5075
Email: elliscountyclerk@co.ellis.tx.us
Ellis County Clerk Website (CLICK HERE)


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Email: help@permitium.com 

Office Hours

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:30 PM