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Vital Statistics

Birth Certificates: Whitman County Health Department is able to issue certified copies of birth certificates for anyone born in the State of Washington since 1907. In some cases, records are able to go as far back as 1875.

Cost for a certified copy is $20 per record. To order, call the health department at (509)397-6280.

Requests received Monday through Wednesday will be available that Friday. Requests received on a Thursday or Friday will be available the next Friday.

Heirloom Birth Certificates:

Heirloom birth certificates can be ordered through the Washington State Department of Health. These  8 1/2" x 14" certificates are a legal and official document.


The certificates include the individual's name, date and place of birth, as well as the name and birthplace of the parent(s). It is signed by the Governor and the State Registrar, and is printed in full color. The Heirloom Birth Certificate is a permanent keepsake for anyone born in the State of Washington. 


Purchasing an Heirloom Birth Certificate helps to protect Washington's most valuable resource ' children. For each $40 purchase of an Heirloom Birth Certificate, $25 is tax-deductible. More than half of the certificate's cost benefits the Washington Children's Trust Fund (managed by the Washington Council for Prevention of Child Abuse and Neglect), that supports community-based programs that strengthen families.


To order, download the WSDOH order form and send the form and payment to:

Department of Health
Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 9709
Olympia WA 98507-9709


Death Certificates: Whitman County Health Department has all death certificates on file for the last 60 days. Death certificates that were issued before the, can be ordered from the Washington State Department of Health.

Cost for a certified copy is $20 per record. To order, call the health department at (509)397-6280


Ordering Death or Birth Certificates Online:


Visit the VitalChek website and follow the instructions on the site to order your birth or death certificate online.

You may order a certified copy of a birth or death record online using your credit card through our only approved Internet ordering service, VitalChek Network Inc.  Whitman County Public Health does not accept credit cards or online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network Inc. VitalChek can be reached through its website http://www.vitalchek.com/. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express', Discover', MasterCard', or Visa'.

Please allow 2-3 business days for processing.

Other internet vendors are not authorized by Whitman County Public Health and may charge additional fees without providing state-approved services.  Neither Whitman County Public Health, nor VitalChek have control over the services and fees other Internet vendors offer and charge, nor can we guarantee the confidentiality of any vital record data provided to vendors other than VitalChek.


Genealogy Research: The Vital Statistics Department of Whitman County Public Health can assist you in locating records of relatives.  The department has many records on file, and access to many more in the Department of Health's databank.   There is a $8 search fee to look up records. Contact the department at (509)397-6280 for assistance or additional information.



DOH Logo linking to the DOH Home PageVisit the Washington State Department of Health's website for more information on vital statistics in Washington State.




Additional Questions?

Please contact the Vital Statistics staff.

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