Birth & Death Certificates
Order a birth or death certificate online, by mail, or in person at our clinic.
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Order a birth or death certificate
Important notice: The Washington State Department of Health has received an increased number of calls about third party vendors selling birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates. These companies charge customers high fees to “process” or “help apply” for certificates issued from the Department of Health. For the fastest service, without high fees, we encourage customers to order certified copies only from your local Washington State county health department, the Washington State Department of Health, or through Washington State’s contracted vendor VitalChek at www.vitalchek.com.
If you have ordered through one of these third party companies and would like to file a consumer complaint, visit the Washington State Attorney General Consumer Protection Division.
What records are available locally?
Birth certificates for people who were born in Washington state on or after January 1, 1907.
Death certificates for people who died in Grays Harbor County on or after August 1, 2012.
What is the cost?
$20 per copy.
If you order and pay online, there is an additional $3 payment processing fee.
If your birth or death certificate cannot be found, you may have to pay an $8 search fee.
How do I order a birth or death certificate?
There are three different ways to order a birth or death certificate.
Complete the form below and click "Submit."
After you submit your order form, you will click on a new link to pay for your certificates and the payment processing fee. Your order will not be processed until we receive payment.
Credit and debit cards are accepted.
2. By mail
Download and print the order form.
Mail your order form with a local check, cashier's check, or money order for $20 to:
Your order will not be processed unless you include payment with your order form. Local checks, cashier's checks, and money orders are accepted.
Visit our office during normal business hours (Monday-Friday, 8am-12pm and 12:30pm-4:30pm).
Please note that credit and debit cards are not accepted for in person orders; you must pay with cash, local check, cashier's check, or money order.
How do I receive my birth or death certificate?
Your certificate will be mailed to you. We will make every effort to fulfill your request the same day we receive it, during our regular business hours.
Are there other ways to get a birth or death certificate? Is same day service available?
People living outside of Grays Harbor County may want to contact their local county health department for other options for ordering birth and death certificates.
You can order a birth or death certificate from the Washington State Center for Health Statistics. Their office is located in Olympia, WA and same day service is available. Visit their website for hours and days of operation.
Order your birth or death certificate online
Last updated: March 26, 2019