DEATH CERTIFICATES These are available through the Health District in person, by mail or online for ALL WASHINGTON STATE death records, (that occurred in the past 3 years or have been filed electronically). For a list of counties participating in electronic filing of death records go to: Washington's Electronic Death Registration System (EDRS).┬áPlease note that all certificate request will be processed the following business day and can be picked up after 2:00 p.m. *You will need: *Full name and age of the deceased; *Date and city of death; *Birth date (if known); *Name of funeral home.