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Washington Birth Certificates From Washington Center for Health Statistics

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Washington Birth Certificate Types

  • Certified Birth Certificate – Certified copies of birth certificates that may be used for practically all legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment. Birth records are available for births that occurred from July 1, 1907 to present. 
  • Non-certified Birth Certificates – Non-certified copies of birth certificates are not printed on certified paper with security features, making them inadequate for legal purposes. It contains a watermark stating, “Cannot be used for legal purposes. Informational only.”
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Certified Birth Certificate

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Non-certified Birth Certificate

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Who can order?

Washington is a closed record state, meaning birth certificates are not part of public records. This means only the following individuals may secure a certified copy of a birth certificate after filling out the forms, paying the appropriate fees, and providing the necessary legal documents and identification:

The person named on the record (registrant)

The registrant’s immediate family (parent, step-parent, spouse, siblings, children or stepchildren, grandparents or great grandparents, grandchildren)

The registrant’s legal guardian

A legal or authorized representative of the individuals named above

Government agency or courts conducting official duties

Washington Vital Records Agency Information

Washington Center for Health Statistics

The Washington Center for Health Statistics keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, such as birth, death, marriage, and divorce. Birth records are available for births that occurred since July 1, 1907.

Notice: It is in Instant Vital Records’ best interest to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information on this site, but state agency information and policies may change without notice. Instant Vital Records makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability, or usefulness of any information, nor do we assume the liability of such information. 

Washington Birth Certificates

The Washington Center for Health Statistics issues certified copies of birth certificates, typically acceptable for most legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment.

Visit the Washington Center for Health Statistics’ official page for more information.

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