Recording Vital Records

Vital records are found at various departments:

Marriage Certificates


All Jefferson County marriage certificates are indexed. The index is available online via the document search website.

Certified Copy


If you need a certified copy of your marriage certificate:
  • By Mail
    Jefferson County Auditor
    P.O. Box 563
    Port Townsend, WA 98368
    • $3 for each certified copy
    • Self-addressed envelope (for us to mail your certified marriage certificate)
    • Include the name of both parties on the certificate and date of marriage
  • In Person
    1820 Jefferson Street
    Port Townsend, WA 98368
    • Hours 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
    • Cash or Check

Birth Certificates


Death Certificates


Divorce Records