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, vehicle for hire permits, grave digging permits and oil/gas drilling permits.
Applications for Permits
(Please fill in all information, print form, and submit to City Secretary’s Office with all supporting documentation. Sworn statements must be signed in the presence of a Notary Public.)
CHAPTER 126 | VEHICLES FOR HIRE (Ordinance 2145, Effective April 15, 2016)
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.
Office Hours: Monday- Friday 8:00 to *4:30 p.m.
*The office stops accepting new applications at 4:30 p.m. Applications received before 4:30 p.m. should be processed before 5:00 p.m. that day.
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)
All requests processed by mail will be charged an additional $7.00 fee for postage and handling
- A photo I.D. and completed application are required when requesting certified copies of birth and/or death certificates. Qualified applicants must also bring a copy of a birth certificate ( i.e. grandparents, siblings) or marriage license ( i.e. spouse) to provide proof of relationship.
- 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.
**For requests submitted by mail, please include a copy of identification front and back.
**Due to new legislation effective September 1, 2015, all applications that will be processed via mail must have a notarized proof of identification form completed and submitted along with a completed application and acceptable identification.
**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
300 E. 26th Street
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.