Sylvia Garza-Perez, County Clerk

MILITARY DISCHARGE DD214

Although it is not required, filing your DD 214 with the Cameron County Clerk’s Office provides permanent retention of the record. Doing so allows the County Clerk’s Office to provide a certified copy of your DD 214 should you need a replacement copy for your records in the future. An original, complete DD 214 must be provided for the filing and will be returned once the filing is completed.

Where to file:

Vitals Department- Main Office
835 E. Levee St. 3rd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520

Phone: 956-544-0817

WHERE TO REQUEST A COPY:

Vitals Department- Main Office
835 E. Levee St. 3rd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520

Phone: 956-544-0817

HOW TO REQUEST A COPY

REQUESTING A COPY OF A DD 214 MILITARY DISCHARGE

Once a DD 214 has been recorded with the Cameron County Clerk’s Office, a copy can be obtained from the Vital Statistics Department by submitting request to: Vital.Records@co.cameron.tx.us

WHO CAN REQUEST A DD214

Aside from the Veteran, only immediate family (spouse, father, mother, son, daughter, sister, or brother) may request a copy

In order to request a copy of a DD 214, the County Clerk’s Office requires proof of age and identity in the form of a valid government issued or state issued photo identification. Information about the veteran is also required. The minimum information that is needed is the veteran’s full name. While the year of discharge is not required, it is extremely helpful in processing the request.

COMMON FORMS OF IDENTIFICATION

  • Driver’s License
  • An original or certified copy of Birth Certificate
  • Passport
  • Visa or Military Identification Card

If you do not have an original DD 214, a certified copy can be requested online at www.archives.gov/veterans/military-service-records or submitted by mail or fax using the SF-180 Form which is provided on the same website. For customer service, please contact the National Personnel Records Center in St. Louis, Missouri by calling 314-801-0800.