Arizona is a "closed record" state. As such, vital records are not public record and strict rules apply. Visit the Arizona Office of Vital Records for information on how to obtain birth and death certificates. To place an order online through VitalChek, scroll down the page and click on "Arizona Births Deaths Marriages | Order Certificates Online." To order through the State of Arizona write to the Office of Vital Records, 1818 West Adams, PO Box 3887, Phoenix, AZ 85030-3887 Phone: (602) 364-1300 Fax: (602) 249-3040
The Arizona Office of Vital Records started recording birth and death records in July of 1909. Marriage and Divorce Records are available from the Clerk of Superior Court in the county where the marriage license was obtained or divorce granted.
Birth Records – Go here for information on how to order Arizona birth certificates. Money orders should be made payable to Office of Vital Records. Personal checks are NOT accepted. Applicants must submit a copy of picture identification or have their request notarized and provide a family tree sketch to illustrate the family connection and possibly provide proof of family connection such as a birth certificate. Only the registrant or an immediate family member may receive copies of Birth Records. Arizona birth certificates after 1855 and before 75 years ago are available online below.
Death Records – Go here for information on how to order Arizona death certificates and who may order them. As Arizona is a "closed record" state, only family members and other persons with a legal or vital interest may order death certificates. If the death occurred in Arizona before 2008, requests should be directed to the Office of Vital Records. If it occurred after July 2008 you may also order from the Phoenix the Office of Vital Records or your Local County Office. Arizona death certificates after 1844 and before at least 50 years ago are available online below.
Marriage Records - Marriage records are not available from the Office of Vital Records, but may be ordered from the local Clerk of the Superior Court where the marriage occurred. Go here for information on how to order Arizona marriage records, who may order them, and view the list of Arizona County Superior Courts and how to contact them. Certified copies of marriage records may be ordered from court service centers. Include the following in your request: Full legal names of both parties, year of marriage, marriage license number (if known), check or money order payable to the Clerk of the Court, along with a large, self-addressed stamped envelope. Delivery may take up to 14 days. Court service center locations:
Customer Service Center
Southeast Public Service Facility
Northwest Regional Court Center
Northeast Regional Court Center
Divorce Records - Divorce records are not available from the Office of Vital Records. They are instead available from the Clerk of the Superior Court where the divorce was granted. Go here for information on how to order Arizona divorce records, who may order them, and view the list of Arizona County Superior Courts and how to contact them. Court records of Arizona divorces are available from the Arizona Public Access to Court Information service listed below.
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