Vital Records

Birth Records
Certified copies of birth records in the range of 1921 to the present may be obtained by contacting your local county health department.  Most county health departments are linked into the Center for Health Statistics database and can issue birth certificates statewide from 1921 to present.  For Yakima County birth records, in this date range, please contact the Yakima County Health District at 509-249-6505.  A certified copy costs $20.

Birth records from July 1, 1907 through present can be obtained by contacting the Washington State Department of Health, Center for Health Statistics at 360-236-4300.  A certified copy costs $20.

Yakima County birth records prior to 1907 are on record in the Auditor's Office.  A copy or certified copy of a birth record, in this date range, may be obtained by submitting a written request to the Yakima County Auditor's Recording Division.  Include a check or money order for $1 for a copy, or $3 for a certified copy.  Be sure to include the person's birth name and date of birth.

Death Records
Marriage Records
Marriage records are maintained in the county in which the license was issued.  For Yakima County marriage records contact the Auditor's Office Recording Division at 509-574-1330.

A copy or certified copy of a marriage license may be obtained by submitting a written request to the Yakima County Auditor's Recording Division, PO Box 12570, Yakima, WA 98909-2570.  Include cash or a money order for $1 for a copy, or $3 for a certified copy.  Be sure to include the name of applicant A and the name of applicant B (using maiden name) and the date of marriage.

Other Recorded Documents
You can also obtain a copy of a document that has been recorded in Yakima County, such as a:
  • Deed of Trust
  • Deed
  • Lien
  • Plat Map
  • Quit Claim Deed
  • Seller's Assignment
  • Survey
  • Warranty Deed
Please contact the Auditor's Office Recording Division at  509-574-1330.  You will need to provide the grantor/grantee names and approximate date of recording.