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Superior Court
312 SW 1st Ave, Rm 233
Kelso, WA 98626-1724 www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/Index.aspx?N...
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM PST
P: 360-577-3016
F: n/a
No credit cards accepted for record searches.
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil, Eviction, Family, Probate, Juvenile
Restricted Records: No sealed, juvenile, adoption, paternity, mental health records released. Certain civil and domestic cases may be sealed.
District Court
312 SW 1st Ave, Rm 207
Kelso, WA 98626-1724 www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/Index.aspx?N...
Hours: 8:30AM-5PM PST
P: 360-577-3073
F: 360-577-3132
Credit cards accepted.
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $100,000, Small Claims, Evictions, Traffic, Ordinance
This court houses the Kalama, Kelso, Longview, and Woodland Municipal Courts.
Castle Rock Municipal Court (Contracts with District Court)
F: n/a
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
Contracted with District Court for court services; see District Court
Kalama Municipal Court (Consolidated, see District Court)
F: n/a
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See the District Court in this county, records held there.
Kelso Municipal Court (Consolidated, see District Court)
F: n/a
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See the .District Court in this county, records held there.
Longview Municipal Court (Consolidated, see District Court)
F: n/a
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See the District Court in this county, records held there.
Woodland Municipal Court (Consolidated, see District Court)
F: n/a
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Ordinances, Traffic
See the District Court in this county, records held there.

Cowlitz County, WA Vital Records

Contact the Cowlitz County Office of the County Auditor if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Cowlitz County
County Auditor
207 N 4th Ave
Admin Bldg
Kelso, WA 98626
www.co.cowlitz.wa.us/Index.aspx?N...
8:30AM-4:30PM PST
Phone: 360-577-3002
Fax: 360-414-5552
Recorded Documents, Marriage

Official Cowlitz County Vital Certificates

Cowlitz County Vital Certificates

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Cowlitz County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 1,138.64 sq mi
Population (2009): 101,966
  • Females: 50.2%
  • White: 93.4%
  • Black/African American: 0.9%
  • Asian: 1.5%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 7.2%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 87.0%
Population Change (2000-2009): 9,018
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 3.7%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 6.0%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 14.8%
High School Graduates (2000): 83.2%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 13.3%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.55
Housing Units (2000): 38,624
Homeownership Rate (2000): 67.6%
Migration Flow to Cowlitz County, WA from (2007-2008):

Cowlitz County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $2,063,565
  • Construction: $259,930
  • Retail Trade: $154,865
  • Professional and Technical Services: $53,171
  • Healthcare: $239,210
  • Banking: $56,408
  • Retail Trade: $154,865
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $54,308
  • Manufacturing: $510,130
  • Farms: $9,590
  • Government: $300,077
Employed (2000): 39,888
Unemployed (2000): 3,324
Unemployment Rate (2009): 12.9%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $28,076
Local Government Employment (2007): 4,433
Local Government Revenue (2007): $303,704 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $335,562 (thou. dol.)

Cowlitz County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 1,383
  • Per 1,000 population: 13.8
Deaths (2007): 1,009
  • Per 1,000 population: 10.0
Infant Deaths (2007): 9
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.5

Cowlitz County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 297
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 2
  • Forcible rape: 94
  • Robbery: 62
  • Aggravated Assault: 139
Property Crimes (2008): 3,805
  • Burglary: 735
  • Larceny-Theft: 2,738
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 332

Cowlitz County Genealogy Records