Birth & 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, our front counter services are suspended until further notice.

Orders for certificates can be placed over the phone or by email. Applications can be sent as attachments and emailed to VitalstatsDG@snohd.org, or call 425.339.5290 for staff to take your order over the phone. Please note all completed certificate orders will be mailed and there is no in person pick up service at this time. 

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

IMPORTANT NOTE: STARTING JANUARY 1, 2021 A NEW VITAL RECORDS LAW AND RULES GO INTO EFFECT THAT CHANGES THE ORDERING REQUIREMENTS FOR BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES. 

  • 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.

Vital Records

The Snohomish Health District can provide you with vital records, specifically birth and death certificates. 

Birth and death certificates may be requested in person at our Everett location, 3020 Rucker Ave. The service counter is located on the first floor in suite 104. It opens at 8 a.m. most weekdays, and 9:30 a.m. on the first and third Thursdays of each month. 

To allow enough time to process your request, please arrive no later than 4 p.m. and fill out an order form. For in-person orders, certificates are available for pick-up right away once you’ve submitted your form and paid the fee.

Certificates also can be requested by mail or online.

By Mail 

Send a completed birth certificate order form or death 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

Online

Go to VitalChek to order a birth or death certificate online. 

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

Cost

There’s is a $20 cost for a birth or death certificate, payable by cash, check, debit or credit card at the counter, or by check or money order via mail. Additional fees apply for online orders.

More information

To learn more about

  • what information you need to provide to get a birth or death certificate,
  • making corrections to a birth or death certificate, or
  • who we can provide birth and death certificates for,

please visit the individual pages for Birth Certificates and Death Certificates.