Lookup Public Records in  Cowlitz County, Washington. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Cowlitz County, Washington Overview

Cowlitz County is located in the Southwest region of Washington. Kelso serves as the county seat. The county was created in 1854 and named after the Cowlitz people, the original inhabitants of the area. The county’s total area is 1,166 square miles and its estimated population is 106,910 (2017). The county is bordered in the north by Lewis County, in the east by Skamania County, in the south by Clark County, in the southwest by Columbia County, and in the west by Wahkiakum County. The zip codes are 98581, 98603, 98609, 98611, 98616, 98625, 98626, 98632, 98645, 98649, and 98674.

Cowlitz County Officials Information

The County Clerk serves as the administrative and financial officer of the Superior Court. As Financial Officer, he/she is responsible for collecting statutory fees, fines, restitution and the like as well as maintain a trust account for the monies collected and disbursing them as directed by the court. As administrative officer, the Clerk is responsible for receiving, filing, and indexing all documents presented in the Superior Court. In addition, he/she must create an independent record of all proceedings in the court which are made available to the public.
County Clerk Office:
Address: 312 SW 1st Ave., Room 233, Kelso, WA 98626
Phone: 360-577-3016
The Clerk also acts as the jury management officer, quasi-judicial officer, and departmental administrator. The forms available at the Clerk’s office include Docket Notice, Washington State Forms, Checklists, costs, fee waiver forms, and records request.

Cowlitz Court Records Information

If you wish to view or get copies of court records, you can do so from the Clerk’s office. For more information, please call 360-577-3016. If you wish to search for cases online, you can visit the Washington Courts website.

Court Records Online:

Cowlitz, WA Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009125,906
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20095,366
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200991
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009418
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009388
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,223
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,333
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200912,434
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,436
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20094,571
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,438
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200925,304
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009187
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009180
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200914,736
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20093,554
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200957
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20096,516
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,899
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009330
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009843
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,935
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,089
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200942
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20094,139
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009469
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009295
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,169
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009136
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200924,540
Cowlitz County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Cowlitz County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 26, Ch. 26.04
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Cowlitz County Marriage License
Location:207 4th Avenue North, Kelso, Washington, 98626
Phone:360-577-3002

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