Arizona Birth & Death Vital Records

Arizona birth death recordsState Bird: Cactus Wren
State Flower: Saguaro Cactus Blossom
State Name Language of Origin: Basque
State Name Meaning: The good oak
Admission to Union: 4428
Source: Wikipedia

Arizona is a "closed-record" state, meaning that birth and death vital records are not considered public records; certified copies of Arizona birth records and Arizona death records are permanently restricted. Requests for copies of certified records must be made by mail, with appropriate proof of relationship, to the Office of Vital Records at the Arizona Department of Health. Statewide recording of Arizona vital records began in July 1909; the Office of Vital Records maintains some abstracts of earlier records. Images of 1887-1934 birth certificates and 1878-1959 death certificates are available online at the Arizona Department of Health Services, and the Arizona State Archives has microfilms of the birth records after 75 years and deaths after 50 years. The Family History Library in Salt Lake City has microfilms of Arizona birth records for 1855-1924 and 1926 and for death records for 1870-1949 and 1951.

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Arizona Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Department of Health Services
Vital Records Section
PO Box 3887
Phoenix, AZ 85030
602-364-1257
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Arizona is a closed record state; vital records are not public record. A certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth is available as of 08/09/2001.
Record Access Requirements: Must by 18 years of age or older to request a record and be the person named or that person's parent or legal guardian. Records 75 years or older available to the public for a $3.00 fee.
Search Note: A copy of a valid government issued ID is required or the requestor signature must be notarized.

Records Available: Death Records
Department of Health Services
Vital Records Section
PO Box 3887
Phoenix, AZ 85030
Fax: 602-364-1257
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM
Note: Arizona is a closed record state; vital records are not public record.
Record Access Requirements: Must have notarized release from immediate family. Only immediate family, attorney or funeral director acting for immediate family can get records. Records 50 years or older are available to the public for a $3.00 fee.
Note: A copy of a valid government issued ID is required or the requestor signature must be notarized.

Records Available: State Archives
AZ State Library, Archives & Public Records
Director's Office
1700 W Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
Phone: 602-926-3720
Fax: 602-256-7982
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-5PM M-F

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