Arizona Death Records Index, 1844-1960
The Arizona Death Records Index contains 286,614 records that date from 1844 up through 1960. These death records were gathered from the Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Vital Statistics. Individuals who wish to learn more about the Arizona Death Records Index can visit the Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Vital Statistics .
Information Available in the Arizona Death Records Index
The details found in the Arizona Death Records Index typically includes the full name of the deceased, date of birth, date of death, age at death, county where the death occurred and an image of the death certificate. Some death records also feature the full names and places of birth for the deceased's parents.
About the Arizona Department of Health Services
The Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Vital Statistics can help individuals who want to obtain physical copies of death certificates from the Arizona Death Records Index. For more details, contact the Office of Vital Statistics using the contact information below.Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Vital Statistics
Office of Vital Statistics
1818 West Adams Street
Phoenix, Arizona 85007
The Arizona Department of Health Services is responsible for the Office of Vital Statistics, which records birth and death certificates for the entire state. The Office of Vital Statistics also maintains fetal death certificates, adoption records, delayed birth certificates and stillborn birth certificates. In Arizona, birth and death certificates are considered private and are protected, meaning only authorized individuals may access the information, unless the death occurred more than 50 years ago. Authorized individuals include spouse, parent, sibling, son or daughter of decedent, legal guardian or a third party like legal counsel, private investigator or genealogist who has written permission from the family.
Arizona's death certificates date back to 1844, and the older death certificates are considered public record, meaning that individuals and researchers can freely access these. The Office of Vital Statistics also handles amendments to death certificates should a mistake be found by an immediate family member. Individuals may submit the appropriate request form and fee in person or by mail to obtain copies of death certificates. In person requests can often be satisfied the same day, depending on the death certificate requested and how busy the office is that day.
The Office of Vital Statistics does not maintain marriage and divorce records, as these are recorded and distributed through the Clerk of the Superior Court within each county. Individuals who need these types of records should contact the local Clerk of the Superior Court for the specific county associated with the marriage or divorce. Mailed requests for death certificates can take up to 20 business days to satisfy, although that timeframe can change depending on how many requests are received.
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