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We suspended most in-person services. Read our blog for details.

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You can request records online or by mail. We suspended in person services to help prevent the spread of COVID-19.

Birth or Death Certificate

You can purchase birth or death certificates online.

Medical Records

You can request medical records by completing our Medical Records Request and Authorization to Release Public Health Information forms. Submit them to us by fax or mail. Do not email these forms.
 
Fax: (253) 798-7666
 
Mail:Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Attn: Records Officer
3629 S. D St., MS 1004
Tacoma, WA 98418-6813

We suspended in person requests.

Public Records

We suspended in-person services. See this blog post and Governor’s Proclamation 20-28 for additional information.

We are processing records requests offsite. We can't accommodate review of records or accept new request in-person until our offices reopen to the public. You can request records online or by mail. We will produce records electronically.

Additionally, the Governor’s Proclamation waives the requirement to respond to a request within 5 business days.

A valid request must be for a specific and identifiable public record. A request for general information is not valid. Submit questions to info@tpchd.org.

Information that will help staff locate records that are responsive to your request:

  • Subject matter.
  • Dates.
  • Location.
  • Physical address.
  • Parcel Number.
  • Persons/issues involved.
  • Account numbers.
Certain information is exempt from disclosure. Refer to the Public Records Act, RCW 42.56, for information on state laws about public records, and records that are exempt from public disclosure.
 
On-demand records:

To submit a records request complete our Online Public Records Request Form.

Mail: Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department

Attn: Records Officer
3629 S. D St., MS 1004
Tacoma, WA 98418-6813

Email: records@tpchd.org

We suspended in person requests.

Public Records Officer

Ashley Payment
Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department
3629 S. D St., MS 1004
Tacoma, WA 98418-6813

Phone: (253) 798-2857

Email: records@tpchd.org

Records Coordinators are working offsite from 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Resources

Governor’s Proclamation 20-28

COVID-19 information

Public Records Act, RCW 42.56

Public Records Act-Model Rules, WAC 44-14

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