Arizona Birth Records Index, 1855-1935
The Arizona Birth Records Index features 177,846 birth records beginning in 1855 and continuing through 1935. These birth records were retrieved from the Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Vital Statistics. Individuals who want more information on the Arizona Birth Records Index should visit the Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Vital Statistics.
Information Available in the Arizona Birth Records Index
The information typically found in each birth record contained in the Arizona Birth Records Index includes the first, middle and last name of the individual, date of birth, county of birth and the full names of both parents. Also, an image may be available of the source birth certificate.
About the Arizona Department of Health Services
Individuals who wish to obtain hard copies of birth certificates from the Arizona Birth Records Index should contact the Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Vital Statistics. The Office of Vital Statistics is located in a different building from the Arizona Department of Health Services, and individuals should use the following contact information:Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Vital Statistics
Office of Vital Statistics
1818 West Adams Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
The Office of Vital Statistics is the state branch that holds all birth and death certificates for Arizona and is overseen by the Arizona Department of Health Services. The Office of Vital Statistics records, preserves and distributes birth and death certificates, adoption records, delayed birth and death certificates, fetal death certificates. This practice began officially in 1909, but birth certificates through this office date back to 1855. Most of the older records are delayed birth certificates, meaning they were issued after the person was born, instead of at birth.
Arizona is a closed records state, meaning that birth certificates are protected and cannot be accessed by the public. However, birth certificates do become public record 75 years after the date, meaning individuals may request older birth certificates without proving a relationship. Otherwise, only the person of record, parents, siblings, grandparents, legal guardian, adoption agency, or person with a proven interest and written permission from the person of record may obtain copies. Authorized individuals may request birth certificate copies in person, usually receiving same-day service, or by mailing the completed request form plus the appropriate fee.
If you detect a mistake on your own birth certificate, the Office of Vital Statistics will allow individuals to make corrections, although proof of the mistake must be submitted along with the proper form and fee. The Office of Vital Statistics accepts requests for corrections or amendments in person or by mail. If marriage or divorce records are desired, individuals must visit County Clerk of Superior Court, who maintains these records.
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