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: you can order through the Center for Health Statistics in Olympia, WA
  • For births in other states, please contact Vital Statistics offices in the other states.

How to order certified birth certificate (for those born in Washington State only)

  • 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.
  • For cash payments: to pay and pick up certified birth certificate, go to:
    Kittitas County Public Health Department
    507 N. Nanum Street, Suite 102
    Ellensburg, WA 98926
    (509) 962-7515

    Hours: 9am - 5pm, Monday - Friday
  • For money orders and cashiers checks: mail your payment to the Kittitas County Public Health Department (to address above). You can print the order form and send the form to the Public Health Department with payment. Upon receipt of payment, we will mail the certified birth certificate.
  • For credit card orders, 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

  • $20.00 for each certified copy; $30.00 for same day service for each certified copy (rush service available for pick up only).
  • Cash or money orders are accepted. Make money orders payable to Kittitas County Public Health
  • Currently we are able to accept credit cards or debit cards in person (please note a 3% fee will be added to all credit/debit card purchases).
  • No personal checks accepted.

Application for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate

Request birth certificate for

***Note: must be a Washington State birth

Mother's Maiden Name

Father's Name

Requested by
x $20.00
****Note: To receive by mail: Print order form (this is available after you submit the form) and send with money order to Kittitas County Public Health Department

Fields in red are required.