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Requirements for Requesting/Changing Vital Records

A complete application includes an original application with all the boxes filled out, a signature with a notary seal, a copy of acceptable identification, and a signed check or money order made out to DSHS Vital Statistics. When applying for changes or corrections to a vital record, valid supporting documentation is also required in most cases.

An application will be rejected if it is not completed properly. When an application is rejected, it is considered closed. You can resubmit the application with corrections, and the processing time will start over.

What do I need to get an official certified copy of a vital record?

To get an official certified copy of a vital record, you must:

What do I need to change or correct a vital record?

To change/correct a vital record, you must:

Last updated August 4, 2020