Arizona Public Records

Exceptions to this open policy include vital records, documents that would compromise personal privacy, research documents, medical records, and records relating to ongoing investigations.

We have placed the more useful AZ statewide resources on this page for you.  Make use of the menu items on the left to reach more resources, such as license databases, or city and county resources.

  • Court System - There are four levels in the Arizona court system. At the first level are the limited jurisdiction courts: 83 Municipal (city) courts; and 87 Justice of the Peace Courts. These courts are not required to keep permanent records of court proceedings. The second level is the Superior Court of Arizona, which is the statewide trial court of general jurisdiction, has the widest variety of case type, and keeps permanent records. The Superior Courts have 174 judges and 97 pro tempore judges, commissioners, and hearing officers. At the third level are the Appellate Courts, which review trials and decisions on appeal, and employs 22 judges. At the top is the Arizona Supreme Court, which handles death penalty and other appeals, and cases involving elected officials and county disputes.  Arizona Court Records
  • Criminal Records - The Municipal Courts handle misdemeanor cases, traffic cases, and DWI/DUI cases. Justice of the Peace Courts handle some traffic cases, and criminal cases involving domestic violence and harassment. They can also issue warrants and handle preliminary hearings of felony cases. The Superior Courts handle felony and juvenile cases, and some misdemeanor cases.  To find the available criminal databases in the state, visit our Arizona Criminal Records page.
  • Vital Records - Certified copies of birth and death certificates are provided by: Office of Vital Records, 1818 West Adams, PO Box 3887, Phoenix, AZ 85030-3887, (602) 364-1300, Fax: (602) 249-3040.  Marriage and Divorce records are available from the superior court in the county where the event occurred.  As Arizona is a closed record state, be sure to read their restrictions on our Vital Records page.  That page also lists the available databases for births, deaths, marriages, and divorces.


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Active Warrants

Searchable database from the Maricopa County Sheriff's Office of active warrants issued by Arizona and U.S. government agencies.

Arizona Official Web Site

Visit the official site for Arizona to find government news, offices, officials, services, and agencies.

Attorney General Opinions

Arizona Attorney General's database of opinions.

Bankruptcies, Judgments & Tax Liens  Pay Site

Search Arizona Statewide for bankruptcies, judgments, and tax liens or search Nationwide.

Biographies | Historical

Arizona State Library, Archives and Public Records Biographical Database. Information comes from books, newspaper articles, periodicals, obituaries, etc.

Births & Christenings 1909-1917

Over 27,000 Arizona birth, baptism, and christening records filed between 1909 and 1917.

Board of Equalization Property Tax Appeals

Search the Arizona State Board of Equalization (SBOE) for property tax appeals by parcel number, SBOE docket number, or by name.

Campaign Finance

Search Arizona committees by committee name, chairman, treasurer, candidate, committee type, office code and status. Search contributions by contributor, committee, or date range. Provides amount contributed and to whom the contribution went.

Charitable Organizations

Arizona Secretary of State index of charitable organizations.


Browse by Title or search the Arizona Revised Statutes by keyword or phrase.

Company Search | Limited Partnerships, Trade Names, Trademarks & Service Marks

Arizona registered names database search for limited liability partnerships, limited partnerships, trade names, trademarks, and service marks.

Court of Appeals Division One

Search Arizona Court of Appeals Division One civil, corporate commission, criminal, habeas corpus, industrial commission, juvenile, mental health, special action, tax, and unemployment board court of appeals opinions and cases.

Court of Appeals Division Two - Court Cases

Provided by the Arizona Court of Appeals, Division Two. Use this service to search for case information by case type, year, number, or title, filing date, county, trial judge or trial court case #; or choose case type and year to browse the list.

Court of Appeals Division Two - Decisions

Browse a list of recent civil, corporate commission, criminal, habeas corpus, industrial commission, juvenile, mental health or special action appeals court decisions in Arizona. Provides a detailed description of each opinion.

Court Records | U.S. District PACER

Use the PACER system to search for Arizona Federal civil & criminal court records by case number, party name, filing date, or last update. Provides dockets and documents. Registration with PACER and a small fee required.

Court Records | U.S. District PACER - Bankruptcy

Use the PACER system to search for Arizona Federal bankruptcy court records by case number, party name, filing date, or last update. Provides dockets and documents. Registration with PACER and a small fee required.

Criminal Histories (info)

Information on who may and how to order criminal background checks in Arizona from the Department of Public Safety.

Death Certificates 1870-1951

Arizona death certificates recorded 1870 to 1951. Images available.

Environmental Databases

Arizona Department of Environmental Quality databases, including permit applications, Emissions Bank Credit, underground storage tank, hazardous material, and water quality records.

Insurance Statutes

Search by keyword or browse by Article for Arizona Department of Insurance Revised Statutes.


Use this Arizona State Legislature service to search for both current and past legislation, check today's legislative schedule, view and hear live and archived hearings and meetings, etc.


Search for Lobbyists, Lobbyist Principal/Public Body, or Lobbyist employees in Arizona by ID or name.

Marriages 1888-1908

Arizona marriages recorded between 1888 and 1908.

Missing Children

Browse this listing of missing children in Arizona to view information including photo, name, DOB, case #, contact person/#, case type, physical description, date/city missing from and link to poster.

School Report Cards

Search the Arizona Department of Education database of school report cards by school, district, zip code and/or year to view detailed report cards in Adobe Acrobat format.

Schools & Districts

Search the Arizona Department of Education\'s directory of schools and districts by name, city, county, zip or CTDS to view information including street address, phone, fax, Website, grades served, contact info, other schools in district and map link.

Schools - Charter

Search the Arizona State Board for Charter Schools directory by school name, county, city, zip, type, target population and/or calendar type to view corresponding information, sponsor, charter holder, street address and grades.


Browse by Title or search the Arizona Revised Statutes by keyword or phrase.

Supreme Court Opinions

Search the Arizona Supreme Court Opinions site from 1998 through the present. Instructions are included for effective keyword searches.

Telephone Solicitors

Search Arizona Secretary of State records for solicitors and charitable organizations registered as telephone solicitors.

Arizona is located in the Southwestern United States. The Capital is Phoenix and the largest city is Phoenix.  The Official Web Site is located at  Arizona is the 15th most populous state in the United States.  The 2014 population estimate is 6,731,484 and the 2010 census population was 6,392,310.  The land area is 113,594.08 square miles and there are 56.3 persons per square mile.

84% of the population is White, 4.6% is Black or African American, 30.3% is Hispanic or Latino, 3.2% is Asian, 5.3% is American Indian or Alaska Native, 0.3% is Hawaiian or Pacific Islander, and 2.6% are two or more races. 85.7% are a high school graduate or higher, and 26.9% have a Bachelor degree or higher.

The median home value is $165,100. There are on average 2.67 persons per household, the per capita income is $25,358, the median household income is $49,774, and 17.9% of the persons in Arizona are considered below poverty level.

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