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King County Vital Statistics Office suspending in-person counter service

To reduce person-to-person contact, effective Monday, March 16, 2020 the King County Vital Statistics office at 908 Jefferson Street in Seattle has suspended lobby service until Monday July 5, 2021 . Birth and death certificates may continue to be ordered online, by mail, or over the phone. Specialists are available to answer questions over the phone (206-897-5100) during business hours: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm.

Who can order certificates

Starting January 1, 2021, a new vital records law and rules go into effect that changes the ordering requirements for birth and death certificates.

  • For increased security of personal information, only individuals with specific relationships to the person on the record being requested can receive a certified copy.
  • Identity and proof of relationship documentation will be required. Exact documentation is still to be determined.
  • Certificate fee will increase to $25.00 per copy.

Open hours

Monday-Friday, 8:00 am to 4:30 pm

Visit us 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 St
Seattle, WA 98104

Phone: 206-897-5100 or 800-325-6165
Fax: 206-897-4580

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


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