Birth & Death Certificates

Birth and Death Certificate Service Interruption Notice

Due to guidance from the governor, building access is closed to the public until further notice. In the meantime, we are accepting 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