Birth and Death Certificates

Service Interruption Notice

Our office is currently closed to walk-in service in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. we can still fulfill your vital records requests by USPS mail or by appointment.  Applications can be submitted by mail or you can call our office to schedule an appointment. 

Please note that we are not offering same day service at this time. Once the birth/death record is located, we will mail it to the address provided on the application.

Effective January 1, 2021 new laws went into effect that limit who can order birth and death certificates.  RCW 70.58A was put into place for increased security of personal information.  All applications received after January 1, 2021 must be on the new forms provided below and are subject to the new rules and fees.

Birth & Death Certificates

To request a birth or death certificate, you must: 

  1. Meet the new requirements.  Select one of the following for more information:  
  2. Verify the eligibility documentation requirements
  3. Verify the proof of identity requirement
  4. Download and complete one of the following applications:

Informational Copies

Beginning in 2021 a new Informational copy is available.  Non-certified information copies of birth and death records are issued on plain white paper and cannot be used for legal purposes.  It contains a watermark stating, “Cannot be used for legal purposes.  Informational only”.  These are typically used for genealogy and family history purposes. 

To request an informational copy of a birth or death record:

  1. Download and complete one of the applications below:

Applications can be submitted by one of the following methods:

  • Appointment:  call (509)524-2650 to schedule an appointment  
    • Completed order form
    • Payment ( Cash, or Visa Card)
    • Proof of Identification
    • Proof of Relationship if required
  • Mail:   Walla Walla County Department of Community Health
                         PO Box 1753
                         Walla Walla, WA 99362
    • Completed order form
    • Payment ( Money Order)
    • Proof of Identification
    • Proof of Relationship if required

Fees:  Birth certificates, death certificates, and informational copies are $25 each.  Additional service fees may be added depending on the options you select.  See the application for more details.  

Important Note:  No refunds will be given if a record could not be located or the documentation you provided did not prove you were eligible to receive a birth or death certificate

MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE CERTIFICATES 
For Marriage and Divorce certificates contact the: Walla Walla County Clerk’s Office at 509-524-2549