What is the most common mistake that
people make on the vital
records authorization form?

The most common mistake by far that people on the Texas Vital Records authorization form make is they don’t read and follow our detailed “how to fill out cheat sheet” instructions.

They don’t leave spot #4 BLANK (name of designated person) as we clearly state to do on the Designation To Obtain a Vital Record authorization form. 

I request that DSHS Vital Statistics in Austin, Texas allow _______________ to obtain a certified copy of the birth/death record on my behalf.



You must leave this spot BLANK and not put your name in this spot. The name of designated person spot is for us to fill in when we assign a staff member who will be submitting your application paperwork in person to the Texas Vital Records office on your behalf.


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