Whatcom County Birth Records

Search for Whatcom County WA birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Whatcom County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Whatcom County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. A Washington birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for a WA driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Whatcom County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

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 Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Whatcom County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Whatcom County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Whatcom County Washington. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Whatcom County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

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

Blaine City Hall Blaine WA 435 Martin Street 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


Whatcom County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Whatcom County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Whatcom County Washington. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth records.

Bellingham Northwest Regional Archive Bellingham WA 808 25th Street 98225 360-650-3125


Whatcom County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Whatcom County Washington, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Whatcom County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in Washington, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

PeaceHealth Bellingham WA 2901 Squalicum Parkway 98225 360-734-5400

PeaceHealth Medical Center Cardiovascular Surgical Services Bellingham WA 2901 Squalicum Parkway 98225 360-788-7718

St Joseph Hospital Imaging Services Bellingham WA 2901 Squalicum Parkway 98225 360-734-5400


The Whatcom County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Washington, Whatcom County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Whatcom County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Whatcom County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for a Washington State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Whatcom County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

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