Birth and Death Records

Who Can Order Certificates

IMPORTANT NOTE: As of January 1, 2021, a new vital records law and rules went into effect that change the ordering requirements for birth and death certificates

  • For increased security of personal information, only individuals with specific relationships to the person on the record being requested can receive a certificate.
  • Identity and proof of relationship documentation will be required.
  • Certificate fee increased to $25.00 per copy. 

For more information, visit the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) webpage on the Washington State Department of Health website. 


How to Obtain a Birth Certificate

1) Complete all fields on the Birth Certificate Order Form sign, and date 

2) Provide a copy of acceptable proof of identity

3) Provide a copy of your proof of eligibility document

4) Send or bring the completed order form, all documents, and nonrefundable payment to the address listed below. 

How to Obtain a Death Certificate

1) Complete all fields on the Death Certificate Order Form sign, and date 

2) Provide a copy of acceptable proof of identity

3) Provide a copy of your proof of eligibility document

4) Send or bring the completed order form, all documents, and nonrefundable payment to the address listed below. 


Other Forms

Birth and death certificates may also be ordered online through www.vitalchek.com. VitalChek can issue birth and death certificates for other states as well. 


Mail completed order forms, all documents and nonrefundable payments to:

 

Northeast Tri County Health District

240 E. Dominion Ave.

Colville, WA 99114


What form of payment is accepted? 

Walk-in: Cash, check/money order, credit/debit card

Mail-in: Check/money order payable to NETCHD (DO NOT MAIL CASH)

Phone: Call 509-684-2262 to order using a credit/debit card

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/death certificate.


Additional Information

Certificates Outside of Washington State

  • Ordering certificates for a birth, death, marriage and divorce that took place in another state

Marriage Records- Washington State

Divorce Records- Washington State

Genealogy Research