Order a Birth or Death Certificate

We are experiencing staffing shortages and are currently unable to fill orders for birth and death certifications through our office.

We apologize for this inconvenience. We will resume this service as soon as we are able to.

You can order birth or death certificates online through the State's official vendor: VitalChek.


Ordering a Washington State birth or death certificate

The Washington State rules for ordering birth and death certificates changed in 2021. Get more details:


Noncertified copies

Noncertified information copies of birth and death records are available to anyone filling out an application form and paying the applicable fees.

Noncertified informational copies of birth and death records are not issued on the certified paper with security features and cannot be used for legal purposes. It will contain a watermark stating “Cannot be used for legal purposes. Informational only.”

  • Check with the agency or business about whether or not they will accept informational copies prior to purchasing it.

Find more information about how to order noncertified copies from the Washington State Department of Health.