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Death Records
Deaths occurring OUTSIDE the City Limits
The Smith County Clerk’s office has records for deaths that occurred outside the city limits of Tyler.
Deaths occurring INSIDE the City Limits

For deaths that occurred inside the city limits of Tyler only you will need to contact the Northeast Texas Public Health District at 903-535-0030 or 903-535-0031.

If the person died in another county in Texas, contact the County Clerk’s office in the county where the death occurred, or the State Bureau of Vital Statistics in Austin at (888) 963-7111.

Death records are closed to the public for 25 years. Certified copies can only be obtained by an immediate family member or his/her legal representative. You must present your valid state or government issued photo ID.

Acceptable Forms of ID to obtain a Death Certificate. Click here to access the English version of the document and click here to access the Spanish version of the document

The fee is $21 (debit card, credit card, cash, money order, or cashier’s check) for the first certified death certificate and $4 for each additional certificate requested at the same time.

Click here to download the Death Certificate Request Form. If you need further assistance, please contact the Vital Statistics Department at 903-590-4697 or 903-590-4698.

TO PAY BY DEBIT/CREDIT CARD: click here to complete the one-time debit/credit card authorization form and return with your original application and a self-addredssed stamped envelope.
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