Death Certificates

Notice: Temporary suspension of in-person services

Thank you for your patience and understanding as we work to provide you with the best solutions for our services during the COVID-19 event.

To reduce person-to-person contact, Customer Service counter services will be suspended until further notice. Most of our services can be accessed online. Please call us at 425-339-5250 if you have further questions.

Birth and death certificates can be ordered through We will also accept applications by mail, email, or over the phone. For mail orders, please include payment with the application. For email and phone orders, we will take your payment over the phone. Applications can be emailed to, or call 425-339-5290 for staff to take your order over the phone.

Acknowledgement of Parentage (adding father or second parent) and Affidavit for Correction (birth and death) forms are available at, or call 360-236-4300.


  • For increased security of personal information, only individuals with specific relationships to the person on the record being requested can receive a certificate.
  • Qualified applicants will be required to provide identification and proof of eligibility documentation
  • Certificate fee will increase to $25.00/per copy. Additional processing fees may apply.

The Department of Health has published a Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage to assist everyone in better understanding what the new requirements are for ordering birth and death certificates. The FAQ webpage contains information about who can, and how to, order birth and death certificates.


The Snohomish Health District’s Vital Records Office can provide certified death certificates for the following:

  • Deaths that occurred in Everett from 1953 to the present
  • Deaths that occurred in Snohomish County from 1960 to the present
  • All Washington State deaths that were filed electronically (starting in 2011)

The Washington State Center for Health Statistics issues certificates for all deaths occurring in Washington from 1907 to the present.

Cost of Death Certificates

The cost for a death certificate is $20, payable by cash, check, debit or credit card.

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

Information Required for a Death Certificate Copy

  • City of death
  • Date of death (or 10-year period to search)
  • First, middle, and last name of the deceased

Ordering a Death Certificate

By Mail

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

The regular processing time is two business days plus mail time each way.


Go to VitalChek to order a death certificate online.

You can expect your 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 a death certificate order form, pay the required fee (cash, checks, credit and debit cards are accepted), and pick up your death certificate copies 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 death certificate application process.


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

Making Corrections on a Death Certificate

If you need to make corrections on a death 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.