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 our 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:
Vital Statistics Dept. – Main Office
835 East Levee Street (3rd Floor
Brownsville, Texas 78520
WHERE TO REQUEST A COPY:
Vitals Department- Main Office
835 E. Levee St. 3rd Floor
Brownsville, TX 78520
HOW TO REQUEST A COPY
REQUESTING A COPY OF A DD 214 MILITARY DISCHARGE
Once a DD 214 has been recorded at our office, a copy can be obtained from the Vital Statistics Department by submitting request via email 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, we require proof of age and identity in the form of a valid government issued or state issued photo identification. The minimum information required from the veterans is their 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
- 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.