Death Certificates


The Snohomish Health District’s Vital Records Office can provide certified death certificates for the following:

  • Deaths that occurred in Everett from 1953 to the present
  • Deaths that occurred in Snohomish County from 1960 to the present
  • All Washington State deaths that were filed electronically (starting in 2011)

The Washington State Center for Health Statistics issues certificates for all deaths occurring in Washington from 1907 to the present.

Cost of Death Certificates

The cost for a death certificate is $20, payable by cash, check, debit or credit card.

There is an $8 charge for records that are searched for and not found, as allowed under state law.

Information Required for a Death Certificate Copy

  • City of death
  • Date of death (or 10-year period to search)
  • First, middle, and last name of the deceased

Ordering a Death Certificate

By Mail

Send a completed death certificate order form with a check or money order payable to Snohomish Health District or SHD to:
Vital Records
3020 Rucker Avenue, Suite 104
Everett, WA 98201

The regular processing time is two business days plus mail time each way.


Go to VitalChek to order a death certificate online with a credit card. The credit card processing fee is $13.50.

You can expect your certificate in approximately 2 to 3 business days. UPS delivery is available at an additional cost.

In Person

Visit the Snohomish Health District, where you can fill out a death certificate order form, pay the required fee (cash, checks, credit and debit cards are accepted), and pick up your death certificate copies immediately.
Vital Records
3020 Rucker Avenue, Suite 104
Everett, WA 98201

Issuing hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday. Please arrive no later than 4 p.m. to begin the death certificate application process.


The Vital Records and Environmental Health front counter is closed from 8 to 9:30 a.m. on the 1st and 3rd Thursdays of each month for staff meetings.

Making Corrections on a Death Certificate

If you need to make corrections on a death certificate, please contact the Vital Records office to learn about the process and find out which documents are required or download an Affidavit of Correction to fill out and mail directly to the state.