Birth and Death Certificates

Vital Records Closure notice
Important notice: Clark County Public Health has received an increased number of calls about third party vendors selling birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. These companies charge customers high fees to “process” or “help apply” for certificates issued from State of Washington or Local Health Departments. VitalChek.com is the ONLY third party vendor that consumers can use to obtain state issued documents. If you have ordered through one of these third party companies and would like to file a consumer complaint, visit the Washington State Attorney General Consumer Protection Division.

Birth: 1907 - present

Death: 2002 - present (Most certificates for deaths that occurred in the State of Washington, from 2016 to present, may be available electronically.

Funeral Homes: please visit our new page for information on the online ordering system.

Online & mail order

For online orders: www.vitalchek.com

For mail in orders: Fill out one of the following applications Death or Birth

Mailing Address:

Clark County Vital Records
PO Box 9825
Vancouver, WA 98666-8825

Payment Options: You may pay by check (mail order only), money order, debit card, VISA and Mastercard. For other credit cards, you must order online.

Certificates $20.00 each

Shipping:

  • $5.00 U.S. Mail
  • $15.00 UPS 3 day
  • $40.00 UPS Next Business Day
  • Most orders are processed and ready to ship within 3 business days.
  • Shipping for U.S. Mail orders take between 5-14 business days depending on distance and season.
  • All UPS orders require a street address for shipping.
  • To determine charges for orders outside of the contiguous United States please contact the Clark County Vital Records Office.

Walk in customers

In-person services are currently unavailable. Please use online services. 

Fill out application in our office

Office address:

Clark County Vital Records
1601 E Fourth Plain Blvd.
Building #17, 4th Floor Suite 419
Vancouver WA 98661                 

Hours

In-person services are currently unavailable.

Payment Options

You may pay by cash, debit card, VISA and MasterCard. For other credit cards, you must order online.

Certificates $20.00 each

No shipping charges

Certificates process same day

Frequently asked questions

  • For a birth date of 1895 through 1907, contact the Clark County Auditor’s Office.
  • For a birth date of 1907 to the present in Washington, submit a completed application English/Spanish
    • In person - Clark County Center for Community Health, Vital Records, Bldg. 17, 4th Floor 1601 E. Fourth Plain Blvd., Vancouver
    • By mail - Clark County Public Health, P.O. Box 9825, Vancouver, WA 98666-8825
    • Online - Vitalchek
  • Home birth registration is by appointment only. Call (564) 397-8092 to make an appointment.
  • Full name at birth
  • Date and place of birth
  • Both parents' names, including the mother's maiden name (if applicable)
  • Your mailing address and daytime phone number
  • Each certificate costs $20.
  • If an application is processed and no record is found, there is an $8 search fee.
  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • Your mailing address and daytime phone number
  • Each certificate costs $20.
  • If an application is processed and no record is found, there is an $8 search fee. 

All certificates for deaths that occurred in Clark County from 2002 to present.  (If the death occurred prior to 2002 Washington State Vital Records must issue the certificate).

Most certificates for deaths that occurred in the State of Washington, from 2016 to present, may be available electronically in our office.

Related links & information

For a death prior to 2002, contact Washington State Vital Records at 360.236.4300.

Information about Oregon certificates can be found at the Oregon Center for Health Statistics or by calling 503.731.4095.

Not born in Washington or Oregon, contact the state or county where you were born for ordering information.

Washington State Vital Records

Vitalchek

Oregon Center for Health Statistics