Applications for birth certificates for newborns can take up to 3 weeks to process.
If the parents are not married, it may take additional time to process the application. Find more information about rules for Acknowledgment of Parentage from the Washington State Department of Health.
What information do I need to provide to get a birth or death certificate?
Starting January 1, 2021, there are new requirements in Washington State for ordering a birth or death certificate.
Ordering non-certified, informational copies of birth and death records
Starting January 1, 2021 you can order non-certified, informational copies of birth and death records. Non-certified copies cannot be used for legal purposes. They are often used for genealogy or family history purposes.
Get more information about ordering non-certified copies of birth and death records: