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Permits, Licenses and Vital Statistics

The City Secretary’s Office is responsible for the issuance of certain permits and licenses for various operations within the City of Bryan. These permits and licenses include alcoholic beverage licenses, bingo permits, taxi, limousine and non-emergency transfer vehicle permits, grave digging permits and oil/gas drilling permits.

Applications for Permits

(Please print form, fill in all information and submit to City Secretary’s Office with all supporting documentation.)

Gravedigging Permit  |  (Gravedigging Regulations)

Nonemergency Transfer Service Permit  |  

Horse Drawn Carriage Permit  |  (Horse Drawn Carriage Regulations)

Taxicab Service License

Taxicab Driver Permit  |  (Taxicab Regulations)


Vital Statistics

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. This office also serves as a remote birth certificate printing location for the State Bureau of Vital Statistics. Certified birth certificates for any individual born in the State of Texas can be issued immediately upon request.

Birth/Death Certificate Application (English en Español)

Payment by Credit Card Information (PDF)

Bryan City Cemeteries Interactive Map

Costs and Requirements

Effective December 1, 2005, the cost for birth and death certificates obtained through the City of Bryan Vital Statistics Office is as follows:

Birth Certificates: $23.00 each

Death Certificates (Bryan deaths only): $21.00 for first certificate, $4.00 for each additional certificate (of same record)

  • A photo I.D. and completed application are required when requesting certified copies of birth and/or death certificates.
  • Make checks payable to: City of Bryan
  • Out of state checks cannot be accepted.
  • We now accept credit card payments (VISA, MasterCard and Discover)
  • Payment by Credit Card Information Form (above) must be submitted with completed application.


**Please note that our office is unable to provide original birth records for births occurring prior to 1969 due to loss in a fire.  For original birth records (long-form birth certificate) prior to 1969 please contact either:

Brazos County Clerk’s Office
County Courthouse
300 E. 26th Street
Suite 120
Bryan, Texas 77803
Ph: (979) 361-4128


Texas Department of State Health Services
Vital Statistics Unit
P.O. Box 12040
1100 W. 49th St.
Austin, TX 78711-2040
Ph: (888) 963-7111

Our office is happy to provide a certified copy birth certificate for any individuals born in the State of Texas, in any year, in short-form format.