Cowlitz County Vital Records (Washington)

Cowlitz County Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records in Cowlitz County, WA. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for Cowlitz County vital records, which are available as public records. The office maintains Cowlitz County birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for Cowlitz County genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Cowlitz County Clerk Kelso WA 312 1st Avenue 98626 302-853-1717

Kalama City Clerk Kalama WA 320 North 1st Street 98625 360-673-4561

Woodland City Clerk Woodland WA 230 Davidson Avenue 98674 360-225-8281


Cowlitz County Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public in Cowlitz County, WA. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records including Cowlitz County birth certificates, death certificates, marriages certificates and licenses, and divorces decrees. Health Departments have Cowlitz County vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Cowlitz County Health Department Longview WA 1952 9th Avenue 98632 360-414-5599

Cowlitz County Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in Cowlitz County, WA. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses, which are public Cowlitz County vital records. Cowlitz County Marriage License Offices provide online search tools to locate marriage licenses. To access older marriage licenses, you may need to apply in person or by mail.

Cowlitz County Marriage License Kelso WA 207 4th Avenue North 98626 360-577-3002


Cowlitz County Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations in Cowlitz County, WA. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain public records such as Cowlitz County death certifiates by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Cowlitz County Medical Examiner & Coroner Longview WA 1946 3rd Avenue 98632 360-577-3079


Cowlitz County Town Hall or City Halls are the chief administrative office in Cowlitz County, WA. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including Cowlitz County vital records. You can find Cowlitz County birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

Castle Rock City Hall Castle Rock WA 141 A Street 98611 360-274-8181

Kalama City Hall Kalama WA 6315 Old Pacific Highway South 98625 360-673-3706

Kelso City Hall Kelso WA 320 North 1st Avenue 98626 360-673-4562