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Washington Public Records

Certificate Information

The Center of Health Statistics is responsible for the managing and issuing of birth, death, marriage and divorce records for the state of Washington. Same day service is available by visiting the main office in Olympia and costs $20 dollars. Orders can also be placed by mail or by phone or online using the VitalChek System. Note that additional fees apply to online and phone orders as well as expedited shipping and service.

Washington State Department of Health
Center for Health Statistics
101 Israel Rd SE
Olympia, WA 98501
(360) 236-4300

• In-Person Request Forms
• By-Mail Request Forms
• Confidential Birth Information Requests
• Search Request Forms

Birth and death certificates from 1907 to present are available from the state office. The county health departments also have records from 1921 to present. Older records than 1907 can be acquired from the county auditor. Marriage and divorce records from 1968 to the present are available from the state office with a slight delay for new record filing. Records older than 1968 or records that have not yet been transfered to the state are available at the county auditor.

Local Health Departments

Adoption Records

In state adoption decrees can be obtained from the Clerk of Court that heard the adoption hearing. Out of state adoption requests can be submited to the Washington State Department of Health with a completed CHS form from below or through the Clerk of Court.

Department of Health/CHS
Attn: Adoptions
PO Box 9709
Olympia, WA 98507-9709

• Application for Adoption Registration
• CHS Mail in Request Forms

Property Records

Property and parcel records for Washington can be found at the county auditor's department in which the property resides. The auditors office also handles tax valuations, appeals, and tax payment information.

King County Parcel Viewer
Pierce County Parcel Search
Snohomish County Property Search
Spokane County Parcel Information Search
Clark County Property Information Center
Thurston GeoData Center
Kitsap County Property Search
Yakima County Parcel Search
Whatcom County Property Information System