Birth Certificates

It's easy to get a birth certificate in Snohomish County, even if you weren't born here. The Snohomish Health District’s Vital Records office can provide official copies of birth certificates for anyone born in Washington State from 1907 to the present. Snohomish County residents can visit us in Everett to get a birth certificate.

Cost of Birth Certificates

$20, payable in-person by cash, check, debit card, or credit card. There is an additional fee for online orders.

There is an $8 charge for records that are searched for and not found as allowed under state law.

Information Required for a Birth Certificate

  • Child’s birth date
  • City of birth
  • Father’s full name
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Name of child

Order a Birth Certificate

By Mail

Send a completed birth certificate order form with a check or money order payable to SHD or Snohomish Health District to:
Vital Records
3020 Rucker Avenue
Suite 104
Everett, WA 98201


Snohomish Health District allows you to place birth certificate orders online. The regular processing time is three business days plus mail time.

Online - VitalChek

Go to VitalChek to order a birth certificate online with a credit card. There is a credit card processing fee of $13.50.

You can expect to receive your birth certificate in approximately 2 to 3 business days. UPS delivery is available at an additional cost.

In Person

Visit the Snohomish Health District, where you can fill out the birth certificate order form, pay the required fee (cash, check, credit and debit cards are accepted), and pick up your birth certificate immediately.
Vital Records
3020 Rucker Avenue
Suite 104
Everett, WA 98201

Issuing hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please arrive no later than 4 p.m. to begin the birth certificate process.


The Vital Records and Environmental Health front counter is closed from 8:00 to 9:30 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month for staff meetings.

Make Corrections on a Birth Certificate

If you need to make corrections on a birth certificate, please contact the Vital Records office to learn about the process and find out which documents are required or download an Affidavit of Correction to fill out and mail directly to the state.