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Director: Jennifer Johnson

Death Certificates


The Skagit County Public Health Department can issue certified death certificates that were filed within Skagit County from January 1, 2011 to present and from other counties that were filed electronically from March 1, 2011 to present.

To acquire certified copies of death certificates prior to January 1, 2011 you will need to request them from Washington State Center for Health Statistics.

Copies of death certificates for deaths that occurred in Skagit County from 1891 to 1910 may be requested from the Skagit County Auditors Office, Recording Division.

Once a completed application and the $20.00 fee per certified copy are received, issuance may occur immediately. We accept cash, check, MasterCard or Visa credit cards. If paying by credit card, you may also choose to mail this application to us, or fax it to the confidential fax number listed on the application. Requests are processed and mailed the same day we receive them.

Our office hours for issuing death certificates are MONDAY through FRIDAY from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM.

Applications can be obtained at the Health Department, or you may download one using the link below:

Application for Certified Death Certificate (Pdf)

The State of Washington implemented an Electronic Death Record System (EDRS) in some Washington State counties, including Skagit. This system expedites the way death certificates are processed and allows for us to print any death certificate that has been filed in those counties. The State of Washington will gradually continue to add other counties to the system until all 39 Washington counties have been added.

If you have any questions regarding the issuance of certified copies of death certificates, please call the Skagit County Public Health Department at (360) 416-1500