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You can correct a typo or misspelling on a birth certificate by applying to the Texas Department of Vital Statistics for a birth certificate amendment.

To make more significant changes like changing your child’s last name, you will need to get a court order. provides instructions and forms for filing a child name change case.

For more information, please see our guide on Name Changes in Texas.

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