Birth and Death Records

The Office of Vital Records is now located in the main building at Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, 3629 South D Street, Tacoma, WA 98418. The Office of Vital Records is open Monday through Friday, 8:30 am to 4:00 pm.

Birth Certificate Order Application - English

Death Certification Order Application - English

Acta de nacimiento Orden de aplicación – Español

Order Washington Birth and Death Certificates Online!

Orders received before 1pm (Pacific Time Zone) will go out the same day (as long as the record has been filed); otherwise the order will go out the next business day.  If choosing overnight delivery, your order will be delivered the next business day (as long as the record has been filed).  Ordering online entails an additional $15 processing fee.

You can now order the following Birth and Death Certificates issued in Washington online through the Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Office of Vital Records:

  • All Washington births.
  • Death records issued from the Electronic Death Registration System for Adams, Asotin, Benton-Franklin, Chelan-Douglas, Clallam, Columbia, Cowlitz, Ferry, Franklin, Garfield, Grant, Grays Harbor, Island, Jefferson, Kitsap, Kittitas, Klickitat, Lewis, Lincoln, Mason, Okanogan, Pacific, Pend Oreille, Pierce, San Juan, Skagit, Skamania, Snohomish, Spokane, Stevens, Thurston, Walla Walla, Whatcom, Whitman, and Yakima counties.
  • Death records from 1907 to present for City of Tacoma.
  • Death records from 1925 to present for Pierce County.
Death certificates and permits for burial and cremation may be issued to include permits for removal of remains and transfer of remains to other counties, states or countries.

To order a Birth or Death Certificate issued by any other state, please go to for more information or to order.

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Contact Us
3629 South D Street
Tacoma, WA 98418
253 798-6418 (phone)
253 798 6560 (fax)

Related Documents

Vital Records Fees
Birth Certificate Application
Death Certificate Application
Vital Records Correction Affidavit
Vital Records Correction Affidavit Spanish (Declaración Jurada de Corrección)