ORDER YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE ONLINE
You can now order your Arizona (AZ) certified birth certificate online. Submitting your request will only take a few minutes and can be completed in quick, easy steps.
Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine. Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible. Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.
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A birth certificate is an important document that allows you to prove identity, age and American citizenship, especially when applying for a passport, government benefits, enroll in school, or even join the military. If your birth certificate goes lost, stolen, destroyed, or damaged, you will need to order a replacement.
Please note that only certified/authorized copies can be used for legal purposes such as those outlined above.
To obtain your Arizona (AZ) birth certificate you will need to complete our online form and follow the personalized instructions provided. Birth certificates are issued by the Arizona Department of Health Services, Bureau of Vital Records (ADHS.) Your Arizona birth record request will be processed by the vital records office and delivered to your home.
Please note that the ADHS no longer provides same-day walk-in customer service. Applying from home is the quickest and easiest way to get your certificate, saving you long waiting times at the office.
If you need to request an authorized copy, you will need to petition it to the state where you were born or directly to the county where you were born. If you were born in Arizona then you may request a birth certificate from this state.
If you need the certificate for a birth that occurred or was registered in a different state, you will need to refer to that state’s Health Department and/or vital records office.
For a certified copy of your Arizona birth certificate, please complete our online form and follow the set of personalized instructions we provide to receive your authorized copy of your birth certificate.
There are several vital records offices in Arizona where you can obtain a birth certificate such as: Maricopa County, Coconino County, Mohave County, Pima County, Pinal County, Yavapai County, Phoenix, Tucson, Mesa, Chandler, Scottsdale, Gilbert and Glendale, among others.
To obtain a copy of a birth certificate you will need to complete the following steps:
Please note that if you are younger than 18 years of age, you will need proof that you are emancipated or married. This can be a certified court order of emancipation or a marriage certificate.
All those born in Arizona who need to request a certified copy of a birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy of both sides of a valid government-issued picture identification which must include their signature (e.g., driver’s license, State-issued ID Card) or have their signature notarized in front of a public notary.
If you are requesting a birth certificate on behalf of a family member, but your name does not appear on the certificate, then you are also required to submit additional documentation to prove the familial relationship or tangible interest.
For example, if you are requesting a certificate on behalf of either one of your parents, then you must provide a copy of your birth certificate which names the registrant as your parent. If you are requesting a birth certificate on behalf of your spouse, you must provide a notarized letter of permission signed by the registrant. If the letter is not notarized, a copy of the registrant's valid government-issued identification must be presented along with the letter as well as a copy of your marriage certificate to the registrant.
Incomplete application forms and/or materials will result in delays or even in the denial of your request.
Once your application package is completed you will need to mail it to:
Arizona Bureau of Vital Records
Arizona Department of Health Services,
P.O. Box 6018
Phoenix, AZ 85005
Please note that as of October 1st, 2021, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircrafts. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.
Birth records are restricted in Arizona. This means that the general public does not have access to vital records, in order to protect the confidentiality and sensitive information of the person the certificate refers to.
You can apply for a copy of a birth record only if you are the:
Remember that your Arizona birth certificate is an important form of identification used for life events like employment, getting or renewing your passport or driver's license, applying for benefits, and even enrolling in school or youth sports activities.
Genealogy birth and death certificates are available to the public in Arizona in accordance with A.R.S. § 36-351(B) in the form of microfilmed images. The images can be found online and are photo reproductions of the documents in the Official Archive of the State. These do not constitute certified copies and, therefore, cannot be used for legal purposes. The Department of Health does not guarantee that the microfilmed images represent a full and accurate reproduction of the original document.
Available certificates for genealogy research:
Fees apply to the request of an Arizona birth certificate authorized copy. The fee for Arizona amounts to $20 and is payable to the Office of Vital Records. Each additional copy will carry a further $20 fee.
You can pay by money order, cashier check, or credit card (Visa and Mastercard are supported). Moreover, shipping fees will apply. These depend on your location and the shipping company you choose.
Thanks to our service, you are able to request your birth certificates with ease, by avoiding long lines and without having to go to government offices. All you have to do is complete our easy-to-fill-out form and send it to the corresponding state vital records office.
Once it is processed, you will receive it in the comfort of your own home by mail. In most cases, birth certificate orders in Arizona are filled within 4-6 weeks. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.
We recommend requesting certified copies of Arizona birth certificates early to avoid delays especially if certificates are needed for sports programs, travel documents and passports, school enrollment, planning for retirement and other reasons that may have a deadline.
You can find below a complete list of ADHS offices that issue copies of birth certificates in Arizona. Note that County Recorder Offices may not be near you, although they can sometimes process the requests faster than the main office.
Arizona Department of Health Services - Office of Vital Records
1818 W. Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85007
P.O. Box 6018, Phoenix, AZ 85005
Coconino County Health and Human Services - Vital Records
2625 N. King Street, Flagstaff, AZ 86004
3221 N. 16th Street, Suite 100 (Main Office)
Phoenix, Arizona 85016
P.O. Box 2111, Phoenix AZ 85001
3950 S. Country Club Road Ste. 100
Tucson, Arizona 85714
Pinal County Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 2945, Pinal, Arizona 85132
Yavapai County Office of Vital Records
1090 Commerce Drive, Prescott, Arizona 86305
The fastest way to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Arizona is by completing the form online.
Processing time for a certified copy of an Arizona birth certificate can vary:
To ensure quickest turnaround time and avoid your application being refused:
Obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate in Arizona carries a state fee of 4-6 weeks . Birth certificate application fees must be paid when submitting the request. It is recommendable to order multiple copies of the same birth certificate at once, to keep on file, or for future use.
To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Arizona, you will need: