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Thurston County, Washington

Public Health and Social Services

On January 1, 2021 a new vital records law and rules went into effect in Washington State. This changed the ordering requirements for birth and death certificates. 

Image of birth certificate

How to Order

Fill out order form and submit with all necessary documents.


  • Certified certificates can typically be issued during normal business hours.
  • We accept credit/debit cards*, cash, check, and money orders.
    • *Fee charged for all credit/debit transactions is $2.00 or 2.35%, whichever is greater.

By Mail

  • Payment by check or money order only. Payable to "TCHD".

ATTN: Vital Records
Thurston County Public Health & Social Services
412 Lilly Road NE
Olympia, WA 98506-5132

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth and Fetal Death Certificates

The death of a child is devastating for families and communities. The certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth provides a formal acknowledgment of the birth of the child. The format looks similar to a birth certificate and is issued for fetal deaths of 20 weeks or more gestation. The certificate contains information on the child and their parent(s). The fetal death certificate contains cause of death and disposition information.

We can help you with stillbirth records from January 1, 1957 to present.

Order forms: