Acknowledgement of Paternity

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1. Make an appointment

Call 409.765.2595 or 409.763.7202 Monday morning at 8 a.m. to schedule an appointment for that week. First come, first served

Available days and times: Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday at 8:30 a.m.                                                                        

2. Items to bring

  1. State identification card, driver license or state-approved documents. Click English / Spanish for required documents.
  2. $47 (money order) for the state fees
  3. $7 (cash, credit or debit) for the notary fees

3. Our process

The AOP appointment may take up to two hours

4. State process

The state can take anywhere from three to six months to have the father added to the birth certificate. You will receive the new birth certificate through the mail. For further information contact DSHS - 1.888.963.7111.

NOTE: Both parents must present a valid identification or driver license at the time of the appointment and are required to be on time or you’ll have to reschedule your appointment.

Do you have questions? Contact us at 409.938.7221, 409.765.2595 or