Birth & Death Certificates

Birth and Death Certificate Service Interruption Notice

Due to guidance from the governor, we are accepting in-person appointments, orders by phone, through mail or online. If you have questions, you can call our office at 509.324.1601 during business hours 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Pacific Standard Time.


Birth Certificates

Washington state birth certificates are available from the year 1907 up to present day. Need it expedited? Visit VitalChek.com.

To obtain a birth certificate, choose one of the options below:

Death Certificates

Spokane county death certificates are available from the year 1907 up to present day. Need it expedited? Visit VitalChek.com.

To obtain a death certificate, choose one of the options below:
Funeral Homes

If you are affiliated with a Washington state funeral home and are needing to order a death certificate, order online through the VitalChek Funeral Home Portal.


Marriage / Divorce Records

Marriage

Spokane City and County 1891–1973: Washington State Archives 1973–present: Spokane County Clerk // 509.477.2211

Washington State 1968–present: Washington State Department of Health

Divorce

Spokane County 1900*-present: Spokane County Clerk // 509.477.2211 (*most records date back to the year 1900)

Washington State 1968–present: Washington State Department of Health



Records Prior to 1907

Washington State Prior to 1907: Washington State Archives


Vital Records State Laws

By law, the health officer of Spokane County is the official registrar of vital records.

WAC 246-490 Vital Statistics

WAC 246-491 Vital Statistics - Certificates

WAC 246-500 Handling of Human Remains

RCW Title 70-58A Vital Statistics