35 Ordering Birth and Death Records - Female Clerk

Get birth and death records for any county in Washington State.

We’ve partnered with the Pierce County Auditor’s Office, so you can do more in one place! You can get birth and death certificates as well as passports and marriage and pet licenses at:

Office of Vital Records
3629 S. D St., Tacoma, WA 98418-6813
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Phone: (253) 798-6418
Fax: (253) 798-6560

Pierce County Annex
2401 S. 35th St., Room 200
Tacoma, WA, 98409
Hours: Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.)

We issue birth and death certificates and file records electronically for all Washington State events. We also issue certificates for all Pierce County events/records.

The Pierce County Auditor’s Office has staff in the Vital Records Office to offer services like:

  • Passports.
  • Marriage licenses.
  • Pet licenses.

When you visit in person, you’ll use a kiosk to complete your application. It takes about five to 10 minutes to complete your order.

Ordering a Birth or Death Certificate

Ordering online is simple, fast and secure.

When we get your online orders by 1 p.m. (Pacific Time), we mail your birth or death certificate the same business day. If we get your order after 1 p.m., we process and ship it the following business day. Certificates are mailed out within this time frame as long as the record has been filed.

Overnight delivery is not available to PO boxes or APO addresses.

Online orders cost an additional $10 service fee, $2 coverage fee and special shipping costs, if any.

If you have ordered a birth or death certificate through a third-party company that charges a fee to “process” or “help apply for” a birth or death certificate and would like to file a consumer complaint, visit the Washington State Attorney General Consumer Protection Division online or contact them at:

Consumer Resource Center
Monday – Friday, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.
(206) 464-6684
(800) 551-4636 (Washington only)

You can also complete the application and mail to the Office of Vital Records.

By mail with the appropriate fee:

Tacoma-Pierce County Health
Department Vital Records
3629 S. D St. Tacoma, WA 98418-6813

Mail orders are sent to the requester within two business days.

Information you need to apply for a birth or death certificate

(as required by RCW 70.58.107)

Birth certificate

Birth Certificate Application - (English)

Acta de nacimiento Orden de aplicación (Español)

  • Child’s full name.
  • Child’s date of birth.
  • Place of birth (Washington State only).
  • Father’s full name, if it appears on the record.
  • Mother’s full maiden name.
  • Name, address and phone number of person applying.

Death certificate

Death Certificate Application (English)

Solicitud de Certificado de la Muerte (Español)

  • Name of deceased.
  • Date of death.
  • Place of death.
  • Name, address and phone number of person applying.

Corrections to birth or death certificate

You have one year from date on certificate to return the certificate and receive a free exchange for a correction.

To make corrections to certificates, complete a Vital Records Correction Affidavit and provide documents of proof (if needed).

Vital Records Correction Affidavit Spanish (Declaración Jurada de Corrección)

Burial transit permit

Funeral Directors after-hours issuance of Burial-Transit Permit: call (253) 798-6500. Pierce County occurrences only. We charge a $50 fee per event for all after-hours permits.