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Order Official Washington Birth Certificates Online From Pierce County Vital Records.


Once your Washington birth certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent by the next business day to the government agency for processing.


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Pierce County Vital Records Agency Information

The Tacoma-Pierce County Health Department, Vital Records values your business! We strive to make processing your requests for birth and death requests easy and efficient. Processing time for requests have extended to 5-12 weeks due to new law requirements effective January 1, 2021. In order to fulfill orders before the end of the year, and to implement the changes in accordance with the new vital records law, the Tacoma- Pierce County Health Department, Vital Records will temporarily suspend certificate orders from December 30, 202 12:00 PM PST through January 1, 2021.

After January 1, 2021, the requirements for certificate orders will require new forms, fees, and additional documentation.

Birth and Death Certificates: Confirm record availability prior to placing a request. Email us at vrscandocs@tpchd.org for same-day response during hours of operation. The email should provide the following: For Birth - Full birth name of certificate holder, date of birth, parent’s full birth names (include maiden name) For Death - Decedent’s full name at passing and date of death

The Pierce County Vital Records Office (Tacoma-Pierce County Vital Records) issues certified copies of ALL WASHINGTON STATE birth records (including Tacoma-Pierce County birth records), and all Tacoma-Pierce County death records and ALL WASHINGTON STATE death records (that have been filed electronically) for events which occurred within Pierce County and Washington State. Marriage certificates may be obtained from the Pierce County Auditor's Office. You may order copies of any Washington state birth and Tacoma-Pierce County vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.

NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.

Pierce County Vital Records issues only certified copies of ALL Washington state and Tacoma - Pierce County birth certificates, which are typically acceptable for passport, social security, employment and personal identification purposes.

Who Can Order?
The State of Washington is an open record state, which means that anyone may order certified copies of all Washington State and Tacoma - Pierce County birth certificates, as long as they can provide the required information. This includes all Washington births from 1907 to the present.

Available Washington (WA) Vital Record Types


A certified birth certificate that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred in Tacoma, Pierce County from 1907 to present.

First Copy: $20.00    Additional Copies: $0.00

Birth Certificate - Certified Copy

A certified birth certificate copy that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred in the state of Washington.

First Copy: $35.00    Additional Copies: $25.00

Noncertified Informational Birth Copy

A noncertified informational copy of a birth record that can be used for informational purposes only.

First Copy: $35.00    Additional Copies: $25.00

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VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to "skip the line" for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).

No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!