35 Ordering Birth and Death Records - Female Clerk

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

Hours: Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
Phone: (253) 798-6418
Fax: (253) 798-6560

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

Ordering a Birth or Death Certificate

When we receive your online orders by 1 p.m. (Pacific Time), we mail your birth or death certificate the same business day.

We cannot accept PO boxes or APO addresses for overnight delivery.

Federal Express does not deliver to PO boxes or APO addresses and all orders received by 1 p.m. on any business day goes out the same day. If the order is received after 1 p.m., the order will be processed and shipped the following business day.

We charge an additional $10 service fee (includes regular mail), plus the cost of shipping for online orders.

  • In person takes about five to 10 minutes and is on a first come, first served basis. Completing the application before your arrival saves time.

Complete the application and deliver it to the Office of Vital Records at 3629 S. D St., Tacoma, WA 98418-6813

You can also visit our satellite office at the Pierce County Annex, 2401 S. 35th St., Tacoma, WA, 98409. Monday through Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. (closed for lunch 11:30 a.m. – 12:15 p.m.).

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 requestor 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.