November 20, 2005 at 4:06 AM CST - Updated June 29 at 10:45 PM
The cost of birth and death certificates in Texas will go up starting December 1st. The Texas Department of State Health Services is increasing the fees to help pay for converting paper and microfilm records to electronic files. Birth certificate fees will increase from $11 to $22. Death certificate fees will go up from $9 to $20. The state needs to convert some 48-million records dating back to 1903.