Vital Records

Important note: VitalChek is our ONLY contracted and approved third-party vendor. Other third-party companies charge customers high fees to “process” or “help apply” for vital record certificates. If you ordered through one of these companies, you can file a consumer complaint online at Washington State Attorney General Consumer Protection Division, or call:
Consumer Resource Center
Monday-Friday, 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 pm.
800-551-4636 (Washington state only)

Order Now  or call 1-866-687-1464

Ordering or correcting a death certificate for the FEMA COVID-19 Funeral Assistance Program

Official Washington State Certificates

The Department of Health issues certified copies of vital records (or “certificates”) for births, deaths, stillbirths, fetal deaths, marriages, and divorces that took place in the state of Washington.

We can help you with:

Ordering vital records (certificates)

Making changes to certificates



  • Guidance to hospitals, birthing facilities, and midwives on how to register births resulting from a Surrogacy agreement.

Contact Information

Phone: Monday - Friday, 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m.
             (360) 236-4300, option 8 for Spanish

Mailing Address  

Center for Health Statistics
Department of Health
PO Box 9709
Olympia, WA 98507

Physical Address for Appointments  

By Appointment Only
Washington State Department of Health
Center for Health Statistics Town Center 2
111 Israel Road SE
Tumwater, WA 98501