The City Secretary’s Department issues Birth and Death Certificates on a walk-in basis.
Mercedes Municipal Building
400 S. Ohio
Mercedes, Texas 78570
Office 956.565.3114 or 956.388.1853
Hours of Operation
Monday – Friday
8:00 a.m. – 11:50 a.m. and 1:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.*
Vitals Statistics Fee:
The fee for a Certified Birth Certificate is $23.00 dollars, plus $1 for the document holder.
The fee for a Certified Death Certificate is $21.00 dollars and $4.00 dollars for extra certified copies, plus $1 for the document holder.
A search fee of $23.00 is applied if record not found.
PAYMENT ACCEPTED: CREDIT CARDS, CASH OR CHECKS ONLY.
Birth/Death Certificate Applications
The City of Mercedes City Secretary’s Office maintains all birth and death records that occurred within the City of Mercedes. The City Secretary’s Vital Statistics Office receives, records and issues birth and death certificates, amendments to birth and death certificates, name changes, court ordered adoptions and burial transit permits.
If I was born in Mercedes, how can I get my Birth Certificate?
In person: City Secretary’s Office-Vital Statistics Office at 400 S. Ohio Ave. Mercedes, Texas 78570
By mail: Send completed request form to Vital Statistics P.O. 837, Mercedes, TX 78570
Proof of Eligibility
Each applicant must present a valid primary form of identification along with their application. If the applicant is unable to present a valid primary form of identification, two secondary forms of identification are required – one of which bears the applicant’s signature.