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Birth and Death Certificates

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 certified copy.

  • Identity and proof of relationship documentation will be required. Exact documentation is still to be determined.

  • Certificate fee will increase to $25.00 per copy.

For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions page.

Birth Certificates

What is a birth certificate?

Some hospitals or physicians may provide new parents a card or certificate to attest to the fact of the birth, however, this is not an official birth certificate.  The only valid certificate is the original certificate on file with the Center for Health Statistics.  “Certified Copies” of the original certificate can be provided only by Local Health Jurisdictions or the Center for Health Statistics.  These are photo static copies certified by the appropriate government official as being true copies of the original document and fulfill legal requirements.

How to get a birth certificate:

Lincoln County Health Department provides copies of  “Certified Birth Certificates” of people born in the state of Washington from the year 1921 to the present.  The cost is $20.00 and can be paid for with cash, local check, money order or credit card. Credit card payments incur at a minimum $2.50 fee; please contact us with questions about fees. There is an additional $3.00 handling fee per certificate for mailed birth certificates. Available Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Copies of birth certificates for births that occurred prior to 1922 can be requested from the Center for Health Statistics at (360) 236-4300 or on the website at the Department of Health.

Lincoln County Birth Certificate Application (Updated 1/29/2020)

Death Certificates

Lincoln County Health Department receives all death certificates for Lincoln County. We provide certified copies of death certificates that occured within WA State from August 2012 to present. Prior to August 2012, certificates can be ordered from the Center for Health Statistics through their automated number at (360) 236-4300 or on the web from the Department of Health.

Certified copies are $20.00 and can be paid for with cash, local check, money order or credit card. Credit card payments incur at a minimum $2.50 fee; please contact us with questions about fees. There is an additional $3.00 handling fee per certificate for mailed death certificates. Available Monday thru Friday 8:00 am to 4:00 pm.

Lincoln County Death Certificate Application (Updated 1/29/2020)

Birth, Death, Marriage, or Divorce Certificates from any State

Vital Chek is a company that allows you to order birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates from any state. You can order by phone, fax or use the internet. The cost is $31.50 for the first copy and $20.00 for all additional copies. You must have a valid Visa or MasterCard to order these.  Their telephone number is 1-800-255-2414 and their internet address is www.vitalchek.com.