We provide certified copies of death certificates that occured within WA State from August to present.
Prior to August , certificates can be ordered from the Center for Health Statistics through their automated number at or on the web from the Department of Health. Vital Chek is a company that allows you to order birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates from any state.
You can order by phone, fax or use the internet. The certificates include the individual's name, date and place of birth, as well as the name and birthplace of the parent s. It is signed by the Governor and the State Registrar, and is printed in full color.
Purchasing an Heirloom Birth Certificate helps to protect Washington's most valuable resource ' children. More than half of the certificate's cost benefits the Washington Children's Trust Fund managed by the Washington Council for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect , that supports community-based programs that strengthen families.
Visit VitalChek and follow the instructions on the site to order your birth or death certificate online. Total time is the time it takes from when you mail the request until you receive the certificate. Total time can be as short as five business days, to 19 business days or longer.
Important notice: The Department of Health has received increased number of calls about third party vendors selling birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. Select the county where the birth occurred and contact them directly for more information. Applies to mail orders when paying by credit card. It is the fastest and easiest way and it does not require a court proceeding. Court Ordered Parentage. Go back to Order Certificates.
Recent Births Please note that it can take the hospital up to a month to get the birth certificate to us, and about a week for us to do all the steps that need to take place to place the certificate on file. Death Certificate Requested by the Funeral Home It is our goal to file death certificates and send out the certified copies of the death certificates the same day we receive them. Recent Marriages New or Recent Marriages are first registered in the county clerk's office in the county where the license was issued.
The county clerk is required to send all completed marriage applications to the Vital Registration Office by the 10th day of the month after the month in which the license was returned to them after the marriage. This process means that a delay of two months or more from the time the marriage occurs until the Vital Registration Office can issue a certified copy is not unusual.
Once on file, the processing time is identical as existing orders. When a certified copy for a recent marriage is required before two to three months have elapsed, the requestor should contact the county clerk for certified copies.
By Mail Click here for Instructions on how to purchase a certified certificate by mail. Our Address is Capitol Street.
The public entrance to the building is on Capitol Street, and we are located on the right side of the lobby.