Birth Certificates

General Information
  • This office provides birth certificates for Washington State births only from July 1, 1907 to present.
  • For births registered before 1907, contact the County Auditor.
  • Certificates for new births can take up to one (1) month to process.
  • If you reside in another county in Washington State, you may order through that County Health Department.
  • For information regarding adoption certificates, please visit DOH 
Request Certificates from 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.  View map and generate driving instructions. Order will be available next business day after 2pm.

Internet Orders
For your convenience, you can order online through an third party vendor, VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek orders can be made at their website . An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®. Internet orders are sent out by regular mail or UPS for an additional fee.

 Phone and Fax orders are not accepted at this office.

Correct or Change Information on a Birth Certificate: