The Mason County Public Health Department strives to provide professional service and timely issuance of certified birth and death certificates. Searches of vital records can be performed. Per RCW 70.58.107, our office is permitted to charge $8.00 per search where no record is found. Please call us at (360) 427-9670 x400 if you have any questions or concerns.

Birth & Death Certificates

Ordering A Birth Certificate:
  • You must be a qualified applicant to order a certificate.
  • An application must be completed with the required supporting documentation and submitted with payment pursuant to the fee schedule below:
    • $25.00 for mail in applications (Check only)
    • $25.00 for in person drop off with pick up after 3:30pm or if submitted after 3pm can be picked up the following day after 9am.
  • Certified certificates can typically be issued during the business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday
    • $25.00 + $3.00 expedite fee

NOTE: We are unable to issue Birth Certificates if:

  • The birth is prior to July 1, 1907.
  • Out of State Birth Certificates, we can Issue Washington Births Only
    • (for information on obtaining birth certificates from other states, go to vitalchek or contact the vital records office of that state)

Ordering A Death Certificate:
  • You must be a qualified applicant to order a certificate.
  • An application must be completed with the required supporting documentation and submitted with payment pursuant to the fee schedule below:
    • $25.00 for mail in applications (Check only)
    • $25.00 for in person drop off with pick up after 3:30pm or if submitted after 3pm can be picked up the following day after 9am.
  • Certified certificates can typically be issued during the business Hours: 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM Monday-Friday
    • $25.00 + $3.00 expedite fee

NOTE: We are unable to issue Death Certificates if:

  • The Death occurred prior to January 1, 2007.
  • Out of State Deaths Certificates, we can Issue Washington Death Certificates Only

Not a qualified applicant:

If you are not listed as a qualified applicant, you may access vital records information in a variety of ways, such as:

  • Purchasing a noncertified informational copy of a birth and death record,
  • Become an authorized representative through a notarized form signed by a qualified applicant, or an agent identified in a power of attorney, or
  • Request historical records directly from State Archives.
  • Fee’s still apply

Noncertified Birth and Death Certificates:

Noncertified informational copies of birth and death records are available to anyone by filling out an application form with required pieces of information and paying the applicable fees.

Required pieces of information for a noncertified informational birth copy are:

  • First, middle, and last name of the subject of the record
  • First and last name of all parents listed on the record
  • Date of birth (month, day, year)
  • City or county where the birth occurred

Required pieces of information for a noncertified informational death copy are:

  • First and last name of the decedent
  • Approximate date of death (month and year)
  • City or county where the death occurred

No refunds will be given if a record could not be located or the documentation you provided did not prove you were eligible to receive a birth, death, or fetal death certificate.

The new vital records law authorizes the Department of Health and local health jurisdictions to release specific vital records with no fee in special circumstances. These circumstances are:

  • A vital record for use in connection with a claim for compensation or pension pending before the Veteran’s Administration.
  • The death of a sex offender, for use by a law enforcement agency in maintaining a registered sex offender database.
  • The death of any offender, requested by a county clerk or court in Washington state for purposes of extinguishing the offender’s legal financial obligation; and
  • A birth certificate for homeless persons living in Washington state (only issued by the State Department of Health).

For the following information please select the links below: