Whatcom County Vital Records (Washington)

Whatcom County Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records in Whatcom County, WA. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for Whatcom County vital records, which are available as public records. The office maintains Whatcom 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 Whatcom County genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Lynden City Clerk Lynden WA 300 4th Street 98264 360-354-1170

Whatcom County Clerk Bellingham WA 311 Grand Avenue 98225 360-676-6777


Whatcom County Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public in Whatcom County, WA. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records including Whatcom County birth certificates, death certificates, marriages certificates and licenses, and divorces decrees. Health Departments have Whatcom 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.

Whatcom County Health Department Bellingham WA 509 Girard Street 98225 360-676-6724


Whatcom County Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in Whatcom 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 Whatcom County vital records. Whatcom 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.

Whatcom County Marriage License Bellingham WA 311 Grand Avenue 98225 360-778-5100

Whatcom County Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations in Whatcom 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 Whatcom County death certifiates by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Whatcom County Medical Examiner & Coroner Bellingham WA 1500 North State Street 98225 360-738-4557


Whatcom County Town Hall or City Halls are the chief administrative office in Whatcom County, WA. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including Whatcom County vital records. You can find Whatcom 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.

Bellingham City Hall Bellingham WA 210 Lottie Street 98225 360-778-8000

Blaine City Hall Blaine WA 435 Martin Street, Ste 3000 98230 360-332-3930

Everson City Hall Everson WA 111 West Main Street 98247 360-966-3411

Ferndale City Hall Ferndale WA 2095 Main Street 98248 360-384-4302

Lynden City Hall Lynden WA 323 Front Street 98264 360-354-4270

Nooksack City Hall Everson WA 103 West Madison Street 98247 360-966-2531

Sumas City Hall Sumas WA 433 Cherry St 98295 360-988-5711