The Midland County Clerk is the local registrar of vital records for Midland County, including birth, death and marriage records. In 1987 the legislature closed birth records to public inspection. Issuance of birth certificates is restricted to a proper qualified applicants for 75 years from the date of filing. A qualified applicant is the registrant, or immediate family either by blood, marriage or adoption, his or her guardian, or his or her legal agent or representative. Immediate family member is the registrant, his or her guardian, or the children, spouses, parents, siblings, or grandparents of the registrant.
The applicant for a birth certificate must provide identification such as a current and valid driver's license or some type of photo identification issued from the United States state of federal government. As of 9/1/2015 the Texas Health and Safety Code Section 191.0031 states the State registrar or a local registrar may not issue a certified copy of a record under this chapter to a person who has applied for the record by mail unless the person has provided a notarized proof of identity in accordance with rules adopted by the executive commissioner of the Health and Human Services Commission. If you do not have a valid photo ID or you have questions about ID requirement contact the Midland County Clerk's office at (432) 688-4401.
If you are a native born Texan and were born in a county other than Midland County you can obtain a birth certificate from the Midland County Clerk's office. Please note that some birth certificates issued from the remote site are not accepted at the U. S. Passport Office.
The fee for a birth ceritificate is $23.00. Fees may be paid by cash, money order or credit card. ($4.25 credit card convenience fee)
If you need to register a Home Birth you must call the office (432) 688-4401 and make an appointment. Please expect the appointment to take 1 to 2 hours. A list of the required documents and forms can be obtained in the County Clerk's office.
Acknowledgment of Paternity (AOP) are processed from 8:00a.m. - 11:00a.m. and 1:30a.m. - 3:30p.m.