7102 W Okanogan Pl Kennewick WA99336



Hours of Operation

8:00 am - 11:30 am and 1:00 pm to 5:00 pm Monday - Friday

***Online Birth/Death Certificate Requests***

Walk-in Services Closed: In response to the social distancing recommendation for COVID-19, we are no longer providing walk-in service.  We have established an online ordering process using encrypted email to order birth and death certificates.  This process will allow you to complete an application and submit using an encrypted email link that we will send you.  Credit card payment is required with the application.  All certificates will be sent via USPS mail or Federal Express.  If you have further questions please refer to the Contact tab. 

Vital Records Law Changing in 2020: Changes are underway that will go into effect on January 1, 2021 under  RCW 70.58A that limit who can order birth and death certificates.  The new law is being put into place for increased security of personal information.  Some of the changes are:

  • Limiting access to individuals with specific relationships to the person on the record being requested to receive a certificate.
  • Identity and proof of relationship will be required.
  • Certificate fees will increase to $25.00 per copy

The Washington State Department of Health recently published a FAQ webpage to assist in better understanding what the new requirement for ordering birth and death certificates will be. 

Additional details of the rule change will be posted here as we approach January 1, 2021.   

To request a birth or death certificate online please fill out the form to the right.  Once the form has been submitted the following will occur:
  • Vital Records Staff will send an encrypted email to the address given on the form.  This email will contain a fillable pdf for the birth or death certificate request.
  •  After the birth or death certificate form has been completed add as an attachment to the original encrypted email received from BFHD and "reply to sender".  This will send the completed birth or death certificate request form back to BFHD encrypted.
  •  Once BFHD has processed the request a notification will be sent informing you that the form has been mailed via USPS or Federal Express. 
Request Online Form

Allow 2-3 Weeks processing time.

To request a fillable form for online ordering please complete the boxes below.




Language: English Spanish

* Once the form has been submitted a BFHD representative will be in touch.

$20 Dollars per Certificate