Vital Records in Washington

Vital records in Washington are maintained by the Washington State Department of Health, where they issue certified copies of birth, death, marriage & divorce certificates. Many records prior to the dates listed below are available from the local county health departments where the event occurred, but they are incomplete since no laws were yet established which required the records to be maintained.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the Washington State Department of Health - Office of Vital Records can provide:

Record Type Available From
Washington Birth Records July 1907 – 2017
Washington Death Records July 1907 – 2017
Washington Divorce Records January 1968 – 2017
Washington Marriage Records January 1968 – 2017

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County Year Founded
Adams County, WA November 28, 1883
Asotin County, WA October 27, 1883
Benton County, WA March 8, 1905
Chelan County, WA March 13, 1899
Clallam County, WA April 26, 1854
Clark County, WA August 20, 1845
Columbia County, WA November 11, 1875
Cowlitz County, WA April 21, 1854
Douglas County, WA November 28, 1883
Ferry County, WA February 21, 1899
Franklin County, WA November 28, 1883
Garfield County, WA November 29, 1881
Grant County, WA February 24, 1909
Grays Harbor County, WA April 14, 1854
Island County, WA January 6, 1853
Jefferson County, WA December 22, 1852
King County, WA December 22, 1852
Kitsap County, WA January 16, 1857
Kittitas County, WA November 24, 1883
Klickitat County, WA December 20, 1859
Lewis County, WA December 19, 1845
Lincoln County, WA November 24, 1883
Mason County, WA March 13, 1854
Okanogan County, WA February 22, 1888
Pacific County, WA February 4, 1851
Pend Oreille County, WA March 1, 1911
Pierce County, WA December 22, 1852
San Juan County, WA October 31, 1873
Skagit County, WA November 28, 1883
Skamania County, WA March 9, 1854
Snohomish County, WA January 14, 1861
Spokane County, WA January 29, 1858
Stevens County, WA January 20, 1863
Thurston County, WA January 12, 1852
Wahkiakum County, WA April 24, 1854
Walla Walla County, WA April 25, 1854
Whatcom County, WA March 9, 1854
Whitman County, WA November 29, 1871
Yakima County, WA January 21, 1865