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Birth certificate orders
Records available for all persons born in Seattle or King County and Washington state births registered from 1907 to present.

Death certificate orders
Records available for all persons who died in Seattle city limits (all years); all persons who died in King County from 1944 to the present; and, all Washington state deaths that were filed electronically starting from 2005.

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Specific types of records search
About the ordering process, how to get an Apostille, tips for adoptees, and more.

Making changes to certificates
Making edits to birth and death records and how to get a Paternity Acknowledgment form.

Links to related King County records
Information about records for adoptions, marriage, divorce, geneological, name changes, autopsy, and wills.

Map and directions | Bus Trip Planner

Open: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm

Phone: 206-897-5100 or 800-325-6165

Fax: 206-897-4580

To visit in-person for same-day service:

Metered street parking is available in the area. Parking in the Ninth & Jefferson Building garage is free for the first thirty minutes.

Harborview Medical Center
Ninth & Jefferson Building, 2nd Floor
908 Jefferson Street
Seattle, WA 98104

Mailing address:

Use this address only if you are mailing us a document. We are not physically located at 325 9th Ave.

Vital Statistics
HMC Box 359784
325 9th Ave
Seattle, WA 98104-2499