Order a Birth or Death Record

Fee Changes for Vital Records & New VitalChek Service
A fee increase for same day vital records orders at Northeast Tri County Health District (NETCHD) will become effective January 1, 2023. The fee for mail-in orders and all other existing vital records fees will remain unchanged at this time. In addition, NETCHD has partnered with VitalChek to offer an online ordering method for birth and death records that occurred in Stevens, Ferry, and Pend Oreille County. A summary of the fee changes is listed below: 
Certified Copy/Noncertified Informational Copy (Birth and Death)
Mail Orders - $25
Same Day Service - $35
Online (VitalChek) - $43
Additional Copies - $25
Reissuance of Death Certificate(s) Due to Error
1st occurrence - $12/certificate
Subsequent occurrence(s) on same record - $25/certificate 

NETCHD issues vital records from the Colville office located at 240 E. Dominion Avenue. Vital records are not issued from the Republic or Newport locations. Orders may be submitted to the Colville office by mail, in-person, and beginning January 1, 2023, online through www.VitalChek.com.

Ordering a Certified Birth or Death Certificate (certified copy)


Order certified birth or death certificates online through the Washington State Department of Health's (DOH) official vendor - VitalChek


To apply for a birth or death certificate by mail, you must submit proof of eligibility and identity documents: 

  • Complete all fields on the form.
  • Attach a copy of government-issued photo ID. Examples include: 
    • Driver's License
    • State-Issued ID
    • Photo Page of Passport
  • Include your payment. We only accept checks/money orders payable to: NETCHD, or credit/debit card payments.
  • Mail completed order form, all documents, and nonrefundable payment to:   Northeast Tri County Health District
    240 E Dominion Avenue
    Colville, WA 99114

Eligibility and Identity Documents

Information regarding who can request official birth and death certificates and what documents are accepted to prove your relationship. 

Ordering Non-Certified, Informational Copies of Birth and Death Records

Anyone can order non-certified, informational copies of birth and death records. 

  • Non-certified informational copies cannot be used for legal purposes. 
  • They are often used for genealogy or family history purposes. 

Get more information about ordering non-certified copies of birth and death records: 

Newborn Birth Certificates

Requests for birth certificates for newborns can take several weeks to process. 

If the parents are not married, it may take additional processing time. Find more information about Acknowledgement of Parentage from the DOH website.

Additional Information

You can order birth and death certificates for records outside of Washington State by: 

  • Contacting the state or local health department where the event occurred. 
  • Ordering them through VitalChek

For information on how to order marriage and divorce records, visit the Washington State Department of Health Vital Records website.