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GN 00308.092 Washington Vital Records

A. Process

The Center for Health Statistics has birth and death records dating from July 1, 1907, and marriage and divorce records dating from January 1, 1968. Write for these records to the address in GN 00308.092B.1. If you are in Washington State and the birth certificate being requested is in the range of 1940 to the present, you may contact your local health department. For death records before July 1, 1907, contact the auditor in the county in which the death occurred. For very recent marriage records and those before 1968, contact the auditor in the county in which the license was issued. For very recent divorce records and those before 1968, contact the clerk in the county in which the divorce was granted.

B. Procedure - State Sources

1. Address and FO Code

WA State Dept. of Health
Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 9709
Olympia, WA 98507-9709

FO Code 918

Can FO verify, certify or obtain free copy of birth/death record? No

NOTE: You can find the most up-to-date information from the Washington State Department of Health. In addition, you can find EIN information here .

2. Cost of Copy:

$20.00

Add an additional $11.00 to the $20.00 cost for payment by credit card for phone requests.

3. Type of Payment:

Check or money order payable to Department of Health.

4. Remarks:

If a birth certificate issued by the State office does not contain the recordation date, assume, absent information to the contrary, that the record was made soon after birth. Document requests can take up to eight weeks by mail. Make follow-ups directly with the Center for Health Statistics at (360) 236-4300.

Each 10 year search for death/marriage/divorce records costs $20.00.

C. List of Counties

Adams

210 W. Broadway
Ritzville, WA 99169

Asotin

Asotin, WA 99402

Benton

Courthouse
Prosser, WA 99350
No birth or death records.

Chelan

Chelan-Douglas, County
Health Department
316 Washington, St.
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Birth/death:

Records are available only until end of month of event. No certified copies.

Marriage/divorce:

Courthouse
Wenatchee, WA 98801

Clallam

Birth/Death

Clallam County Health & Human Services
111 E. 3rd Streett
Port Angeles, WA 98362

Cost is $25 ($20.00 plus $5.00 mailing fee). Make check payable to CCHHS.

Marriage

Clallam County Auditor's Office

Suite 1, 223 E. 4th St.

Port Angeles, WA 98362

Cost is $3.00, include self addressed stamped envelope. Make check payable to Clallam County Auditor's Office

Clark

Courthouse
Vancouver, WA 98660

Columbia

Courthouse
Dayton, WA 99328
Death records only.

Cowlitz

Courthouse
Kelso, WA 98626

Douglas

(See Chelan County for birth and death records.)

Marriage/divorce:

Courthouse
Waterville, WA 98858

Ferry

Republic, WA 99166

Franklin

Courthouse
Pasco, WA 99301
No birth or death records.

Garfield

Courthouse
Pomeroy, WA 99347

Grant

Douglas County Auditor
Courthouse
Ephrata, WA 98823

No birth or death records available.

Grays Harbor

Marriage:

County Auditor
P.O. Box 751
Montesano, WA 98563
(360) 249-4232

Divorce:

County Clerk
P.O. Box 711
Montesano, WA 98563
(360) 249-3842

Birth from 1954 (Statewide)
Death from 1980 (Grays Harbor):

Grays Harbor Health Dept.
2109 Sumner Ave.
Aberdeen, WA 98520
(360) 532-8631

Island

Courthouse
Coupeville, WA 98239

Jefferson

Birth/Death

Jefferson County Public Health

615 Sheridan Street
Port Townsend, WA 98368

Cost is $24 ($20.00 plus $4.00 mailing fee). Make check payable to Jefferson County Public Health.

King

Birth/Death

King County Vital Statistics

Physical location:

908 Jefferson St., 2nd Floor
Seattle, WA 98104
Mailing address only:
Box 359784
325 Ninth Ave.
Seattle, WA 98104-2499
Cost is $20.00 (cash, check, or money order). Make check payable to: Vital Statistics.

Marriage

Cost os $3.00. FOr complete order details, see King County Archives.

Kitsap

614 Division St.
Port Orchard, WA 98366

No birth or death records available.

Kittitas

Health Dept.
507 Nunum St.
Ellensburg, WA 98926

Klickitat

S.W. Washington Health District
2000 Fort Vancouver Way
Vancouver, WA 98663

Lewis

Birth/Death:

Lewis Co. Health Dept.
360 NW North St., M/S HSD 03
Chehalis, WA 98532

Marriage:

County Auditor
P.O. Box 29
Chehalis, WA 98532

Divorce:

Lewis Co. Superior Court Clerk
360 NW North St., M/S CLK 01
Chehalis, WA 98532

Lincoln

Box 366
Davenport, WA 99122

Mason

Death records held for 90 days:

Mason Co. Health Dept.
303 N 4
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 427-9670, ext. 400

Marriage:

County Auditor
P.O. Box 400
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 427-9670, ext. 467

Divorce:

County Clerk
P.O. Box 340
Shelton, WA 98584
(360) 427-9670, ext. 346

Okanogan

Courthouse
Okanogan County Health Department
P.O. Box 231
Okanogan, WA 98840

Birth and death records are available for one month after event. Certified copies available for only that period.

Marriage/divorce:

Courthouse
Okanogan, WA 98840

Pacific

Marriage:

County Auditor
P.O. Box 97
South Bend, WA 98586
(360) 875-9310

Divorce:

County Clerk
P.O. Box 67
South Bend, WA 98586
(360) 875-9320

Pend Oreille

County Courthouse
Newport, WA 99156

Pierce

County Auditor
County-City Bldg.
Tacoma, WA 98402

NOTE: FOs may still fax birth and death requests to Tacoma-Pierce County at 253-798-6560. FOs are not required to pay the $10 fee for faxing in an order.

City of Tacoma

City-County Health Dept.
Rm 654
County-City Bldg.
Tacoma, WA 98402

Note: FOs may still fax birth and death requests to Tacoma-Pierce County at 253-798-6560. FOs are not required to pay the $10 fee for faxing in an order.

San Juan

Courthouse
Friday Harbor, WA 98250

Skagit

Courthouse
Mount Vernon, WA 98273

Skamania

Courthouse
Stevenson, WA 98648
Death records only.

Snohomish

Birth/death:

County Health District
Vital Statistics
Courthouse
Everett, WA 98201

Marriage:

County Auditor
3000 Rockefeller
Dept R
Everett, WA 98201

Divorce:

County Clerk, Courthouse
Mission Bldg, Room 246
3000 Rockefeller
Everett, WA 98201

City of Everett

County Health District
Vital Statistics
Courthouse
Everett, WA 98201

Spokane

County Auditor
W. 1116 Broadway
Spokane, WA 99201

City of Spokane

City Health Dept.
Rm. 551
N. 221 Wall
Spokane, WA 99201

Stevens

Colville, WA 99114

Thurston

Birth/Death from 1907:
Marriage/Divorce from 1968:

Thurston County Health Dept.
Attn: Vital Record
529 4th Ave W
Olympia, WA 98501- 8210
(360) 786-5581

Marriage:

County Auditor
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Rm 118
Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 786-5224

Divorce:

County Clerk
2000 Lakeridge Dr SW
Olympia, WA 98502
(360) 786-5430

Wahkiakum

Courthouse
Cathlamet, WA 98612

Walla Walla

County-City Health Dept.
Courthouse
Walla Walla, WA 99362
Death records only.

Whatcom

County Auditor County Courthouse
Bellingham, WA 98225

Whitman

Colfax, WA 99111

Yakima

Birt /death:

Yakima Health Department
104 North First Street
Yakima, WA 98901

Marriage/divorce:

Yakima Courthouse
North Second and "B" Streets
Yakima, WA 98901


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GN 00308.092 - Washington Vital Records - 12/29/2014
Batch run: 08/01/2017
Rev:08/01/2017