Birth & Death Certificates

Washington County Vital Records issues certified records of births and deaths that occur in this county after the original record has been registered and filed, for up to six months from the date of the event. These documents are available to authorized individuals for purchase upon request. 

Application for:

After six months from the date of the event: Certified records for individuals who were born or who died in Oregon more than six months ago must be obtained from the Oregon Health Authority (Vital Records). 

To obtain a birth or death record outside of Oregon:

If you were born in another country to parents who are U.S. citizens, or if a U.S. citizen died abroad prior to 1987, you may obtain consular reports documenting these events from the U.S. Department of State, Bureau of Consular Affairs website

The Bureau of Consular Affairs website also provides address lists of foreign consular offices in the United States. These offices may provide help if you are not a U.S. citizen and need assistance in ordering a vital record from another country.