Death Certificates

General Information
  • Death certificates are available through this office if the record was created through the Washington State Electronic Death Records System (EDRS) for deaths occurring in the State of Washington ONLY.
  • For Washington death certificates not available through EDRS, please contact the Washington State Center for Health Statistics at (360) 236-4300 or visit the DOH website
  • For deaths that occurred before July 1, 1907 contact the Cowlitz Auditor
Request Certificates from the Cowlitz County Health Department 
Mail-in Orders
Print and complete Vital Records Form and mail form with payment ($20 each, check or money order made payable to CCHD) to the address provided on the order form. Order will be mailed out the next business day via regular mail.
English Vital Records Form
Spanish Vital Records Form

Walk in Orders
Visit the Cowlitz County Health Department located at 1952 9th Avenue, Longview, WA 98632. Map 
Order will be available next business day after 2:00 pm.

Phone and Fax orders are not accepted at this office.
Correct or Change Information on a Death Certificate
  • To correct an error on a certificate, visit the  Washington State Dept. of Health Website
  • Corrections may be delayed due to the paper record filing process