PROGRAM OPERATIONS MANUAL SYSTEMPart GN – GeneralChapter 003 – EvidenceSubchapter 08 – Sources and Fees for State and Local Vital Statistics RecordsTransmittal No. 45, 10/29/2019
This is a Quick Action Transmittal. These revisions do not change or introduce new policy or procedure.
Summary of Changes
GN 00308.092 Washington Vital Records
Counties- Pierce and City of Tacoma
Added the following information:
FO Code 917
Can FO verify, certify or obtain free copy of birth/death record? No
Updated the NOTE to clarify that the FO has to pay for the birth and death records.
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.
WA State Dept. of Health Center for Health Statistics P.O. Box 9709 Olympia, WA 98507-9709
FO Code 918
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 .
Add an additional $11.00 to the $20.00 cost for payment by credit card for phone requests.
Check or money order payable to Department of Health.
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.
210 W. Broadway Ritzville, WA 99169
Asotin, WA 99402
Courthouse Prosser, WA 99350 No birth or death records.
Chelan-Douglas, County Health Department 316 Washington, St. Wenatchee, WA 98801
Records are available only until end of month of event. No certified copies.
Courthouse Wenatchee, WA 98801
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.
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
Courthouse Vancouver, WA 98660
Courthouse Dayton, WA 99328 Death records only.
Courthouse Kelso, WA 98626
(See Chelan County for birth and death records.)
Courthouse Waterville, WA 98858
Republic, WA 99166
Courthouse Pasco, WA 99301 No birth or death records.
Courthouse Pomeroy, WA 99347
Douglas County Auditor Courthouse Ephrata, WA 98823
No birth or death records available.
County Auditor P.O. Box 751 Montesano, WA 98563 (360) 249-4232
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
Courthouse Coupeville, WA 98239
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 County Vital Statistics
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.
Cost os $3.00. FOr complete order details, see King County Archives.
614 Division St. Port Orchard, WA 98366
Health Dept. 507 Nunum St. Ellensburg, WA 98926
S.W. Washington Health District 2000 Fort Vancouver Way Vancouver, WA 98663
Lewis Co. Health Dept. 360 NW North St., M/S HSD 03 Chehalis, WA 98532
County Auditor P.O. Box 29 Chehalis, WA 98532
Lewis Co. Superior Court Clerk 360 NW North St., M/S CLK 01 Chehalis, WA 98532
Box 366 Davenport, WA 99122
Death records held for 90 days:
Mason Co. Health Dept. 303 N 4 Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 427-9670, ext. 400
County Auditor P.O. Box 400 Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 427-9670, ext. 467
County Clerk P.O. Box 340 Shelton, WA 98584 (360) 427-9670, ext. 346
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.
Courthouse Okanogan, WA 98840
County Auditor P.O. Box 97 South Bend, WA 98586 (360) 875-9310
County Clerk P.O. Box 67 South Bend, WA 98586 (360) 875-9320
County Courthouse Newport, WA 99156
County Auditor County-City Bldg. Tacoma, WA 98402
NOTE: FOs pay for the birth and death records requested from Tacoma-Pierce County but are not required to pay the $10 fee for faxing in an order/request. FOs may still fax birth and death requests to Tacoma-Pierce County at 253-798-6560.
City-County Health Dept. Rm 654 County-City Bldg. Tacoma, WA 98402
Note: FOs pay for the birth and death records requested from Tacoma-Pierce County but are not required to pay the $10 fee for faxing in an order/request. FOs may still fax birth and death requests to Tacoma-Pierce County at 253-798-6560.
Courthouse Friday Harbor, WA 98250
Courthouse Mount Vernon, WA 98273
Courthouse Stevenson, WA 98648 Death records only.
County Health District Vital Statistics Courthouse Everett, WA 98201
County Auditor 3000 Rockefeller Dept R Everett, WA 98201
County Clerk, Courthouse Mission Bldg, Room 246 3000 Rockefeller Everett, WA 98201
County Auditor W. 1116 Broadway Spokane, WA 99201
City Health Dept. Rm. 551 N. 221 Wall Spokane, WA 99201
Colville, WA 99114
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
County Auditor 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW, Rm 118 Olympia, WA 98502 (360) 786-5224
County Clerk 2000 Lakeridge Dr SW Olympia, WA 98502 (360) 786-5430
Courthouse Cathlamet, WA 98612
County-City Health Dept. Courthouse Walla Walla, WA 99362 Death records only.
County Auditor County Courthouse Bellingham, WA 98225
Colfax, WA 99111
Yakima Health Department 104 North First Street Yakima, WA 98901
Yakima Courthouse North Second and "B" Streets Yakima, WA 98901