Order your Arizona (AZ) 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.


US Birth Certificates continues to offer its vital records application preparation services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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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Arizona Birth Certificate Application

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.


How to get a Birth Certificate in Arizona

To obtain a copy of a birth certificate you will need to complete the following steps:

  1. Fill out the application form online in all of its parts
  2. Print, sign, and prepare the form for shipping
  3. Include official proof of your identity or a notarized signature in the application
  4. Submit proof of eligibility (only in case you are not the subject of the certificate)
  5. Send your package to the relevant office (find a complete list further down)

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 May 3rd, 2023, 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.

Who Can Request a 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:

  • Subject of the birth certificate
  • Mother or father named on the certificate
  • Child of the person the certificate refers to
  • Spouse of the registrant
  • Sibling of the person the certificate refers to
  • Grandchild of the certificate’s subject
  • Maternal or paternal grandparent of the person named on the record
  • Legal guardian or the legal representative of the certificate’s subject
  • Legal representative of the registrant’s parent, adoptive parent, or guardian
  • Person appointed as the registrant’s conservator
  • If you hold a court order for the issuance of a copy of the certificate
  • Adoption agency representing the biological or adoptive parents
  • Part of a government agency (in this case, the copy will be stamped “For Government Use Only” across the face)

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:

  • Births occurred between 1855-1944
  • Deaths occurred between 1870-1969

Arizona Birth Certificate fees

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.

Arizona Birth Certificate processing times

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.

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Arizona Vital Records Offices

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.

FAQs about Arizona Birth Certificates

  • How to get a birth certificate in Arizona?

    The fastest way to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Arizona is by completing the form online.

    • Fill out the birth certificate application online (click button to view form). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so that your certificate can be issued directly.
    • Print, sign and pack your revised form with photocopies of a government-issued photo ID (check valid documents listed above).
    • Post your package to the Arizona vital records office with the required documents and fees.
    • The Arizona bureau of vital statistics will issue your official birth certificate and send it to your home address.
  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate in Arizona?

    Processing time for a certified copy of an Arizona birth certificate can vary:

    • Mail-in orders take approximately 5 business days
    • In-person applications usually require waiting in line, check the vital records office addresses listed above and enquire about opening hours

    To ensure quickest turnaround time and avoid your application being refused:

    • Fill out the online birth certificate application (available by clicking button above).
    • Our experts will verify your form to make sure it is error-free so your birth certificate can be issued directly
    • Follow our personalized instructions to receive your official Arizona birth certificate at home
  • How much is a birth certificate in Arizona?

    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.

  • What documents do I need to get my birth certificate?

    To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Arizona, you will need:

    • Filled-out birth certificate application form (available in our page)
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    • Our experts will revise your form to ensure it is error-free.
    • Photocopies of both sides of a government-issued photo ID (see full list of acceptable documents above)
    • Fees paid
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