Online Vital Records Request

Birth Certificates

General information about certified birth certificates

  • A certified copy is a legal document. You may need a certified copy of a birth certificate for:
    • school registration
    • social security
    • driver's license
    • passport
    • playing certain sports
    • proof of eligibility for insurance
  • The birth record you received at the hospital with cute little feet is NOT a legal document
  • We issue certificates for births that occurred in WASHINGTON STATE ONLY
  • For births from 1919 to present: you can order through Kittitas County Public Health Department.
  • For births from 1891 to 1918: visit the Washington State Department of Health's program called VitalChek or call (360) 236-4313.
  • For births in other states, please contact Vital Statistics offices in the other states.
  • Starting January 1, 2021, only individuals with specific relationships to the person on the record being requested can receive a certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Qualified applicants for certified birth certificates are:
    • Subject of the record (a person who is buying their own birth certificate)
    • Spouse or domestic partner
    • Parent, step-parent, or legal guardian
    • Child or stepchild
    • Sibling
    • Grandparent or great grandparent
    • Grandchild
    • Legal representative
    • Authorized representative
    • Government agency or the courts if the birth certificate is used to conduct official duties
  • Informational (non-certified) copies of Birth Certificates may be requested by anyone, if they can provide the required information on the request form.

How to order certified birth certificate (for those born in Washington State only) for IN-OFFICE PICKUP

  • Complete the order form (see form below)
  • Orders will be available the same day after 9 a.m. Kittitas County Public Health will hold requests for 30 days only.
  • Pickup is available Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm (excluding holidays).
  • We accept cash, money orders and credit/debit cards for in office pickup. Please note, there is a 3% fee applied for any credit/debit card use.
  • Personal checks are not accepted.
  • Only individuals with specific relationships to the person on the record being requested can receive a certified copy of a birth certificate.
    • You must show a copy of your proof of identity and relationship documentation at the time of certificate pickup.
    • For examples of accepted identity documentation, please go here
    • For examples of accepted relationship eligibility documentation, please go here.
    • Note: If you are requesting an informational copy, you do not need to provide proof of identity or relationship documentation

How to order certified birth certificate (for those born in Washington State only) to be MAILED TO YOU:

  • Complete the order form (see form below)
  • Only individuals with specific relationships to the person on the record being requested can receive a certificate.
  • The following documents are required:
    • A printed copy of your order form.
    • You must show a copy of your proof of identity and relationship documentation at the time of certificate pickup.
    • For examples of accepted identity documentation, please go here
    • For examples of accepted relationship eligibility documentation, please go here.
    • Cashier’s Check or Money Order are the only accepted forms of payment for mailed certificates.
    • Note: If you are requesting an informational copy, you do not need to provide proof of identity or relationship documentation.>
  • Please mail the above items to the following address:
    Kittitas County Public Health Department
    507 N. Nanum Street, Suite 102
    Ellensburg, WA 98926
    (509) 962-7515

  • Upon receipt of payment, we will mail the certified birth certificate. Payment must be received before certificate can be mailed.
  • To pay with a credit card online, you can order via the internet through Washington State Department of Health's program called VitalChek or call (360) 236-4313.

Fees for birth certificate

  • $25.00 for each certified copy.

Application for a Copy of Birth Certificate

Request birth certificate for

***Note: must be a Washington State birth

Mother's Maiden Name

Father's Name

Requested by
ext.
x $25.00
****Note: To receive by mail: Print order form (this is available after you submit the form) and send with money order and proof of eligibility documents to Kittitas County Public Health Department
Note: If you are requesting an informational copy, you do not need to provide proof of identity or relationship documentation.

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