Welcome to the Bell 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 5:00 pm.


This is an official request for an aspect of the Bell County Clerk's Office. The information contained in this request should be considered private. Please complete all information in full and then finalize the order process through payment of the 'order fee'.

You will be notified by email when your document is ready for pick-up.

The fee payment will be paid through Permitium Payments.  The charge will show on your credit card statement as 'PermVitalRecs'. This is a secure and trusted provider of payment services.

Please note the following:

      • Birth records for Bell County and surrounding areas are available back to 1906.

      • The Bell County Clerk's Office maintains long form birth certificates for individuals born in Belton, Harker Heights, Killeen, Fort Hood, and rural Bell County. To request a long form birth certificate for a birth occurring in Temple starting in 1950, please contact the City of Temple.
      • Death Records are available only for decedents who pass within the Bell County limits, with the exception of the City of Temple.  City of Temple holds all death certificates for the City of Temple starting in 1950.



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

Certified copy of your Marriage License (certificate) $3.00 ea

* An additional Non-Refundable $5 Service and Credit Card Processing Fee will be applied to all online orders 
* An additional Non-Refundable $0.35 VitalVerify fee will be applied to all 'delivery' orders.


Shipping Options


Standard Shipping $1.74
Priority Shipping $9.65


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.

For More Information, Contact:

Bell County Clerk
1201 Huey Rd.
P.O. BOX 480
Belton, TX 76513

Phone: 254-933-5165
Fax: 254-933-6072
Email: vitals@bellcounty.texas.gov


For Technical Support, Contact:

Permitium Software
Email: help@permitium.com