Websites to recover important documents

HOUSTON

It's reminding Texans that if you lost important documents like birth certificates, Social Security cards and tax records, you can get another copy.

Below is a list of websites that can help you get new copies.

Texas birth certificate: call the Texas Department of State Health Services -- Vital Statistics unit at 888-963-7111, Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT, or visit www.dshs.state.tx.us for more information.

Social Security card: call the U.S. Social Security office at 800-772-1213, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. CDT. For TTY call 800-325-0778, or visit http://www.ssa.gov/ssnumber for more information.

Drivers' license and/or state-issued identification card: visit your nearest Texas Driver License Office, or call Driver License Customer Service at 512-424-2600 for English speakers, or 512-424-2600 for Spanish speakers, Monday through Friday, except national holidays, from 7:30 a.m. to 6 p.m. CDT, or visit www.txdps.state.tx.us.

Federal tax records: call toll-free 800-829-1040, Monday through Friday, 7 a.m. to 10 p.m. CDT, or visit http://www.irs.gov/.

Local tax records: call the Texas Comptroller of Public Accounts, at 800-252-5555, Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5 p.m. CDT, or visit www.window.state.tx.us/disaster.

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