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Order a birth or death certificate
What records are available locally?
- Certificates for births which occurred in Washington state on or after January 1, 1907.
- Certificates for deaths which occurred 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 - online, by mail, or in person.
To order a birth or death certificate online, complete the form below and click "Submit." After you submit your order form, you will click on a new link to pay for your birth or death 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
To order a birth or death certificate by mail, download and print the order form.
Complete and mail it 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.
To order a birth or death certificate in-person, 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 birth or certificate will be mailed to you via USPS. 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 wish to contact their local county health department to explore 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. Be sure to visit their website for hours and days of operation.
Order your birth or death certificate online
Last updated: September 19, 2017