Maricopa County (AZ) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Maricopa County (AZ) birth certificate online and avoid waiting in line at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Maricopa County birth certificate mailed to you.


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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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Maricopa County, Arizona (AZ) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in Maricopa County or Phoenix are issued a Arizona birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement for several U.S. official processes, such as when a Maricpa citizen needs to:

  • Obtain a government-issued identification document, including a passport, a social security card, a driver’s license, amongst others
  • Enroll in school university, or sports activities
  • Get married

If your Maricopa County, Arizona birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Maricopa birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Maricopa County, (AZ) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Maricopa County, Arizona birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once your Maricopa birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

Maricopa County birth certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Maricopa County, Arizona:

  • Long-form copy of a Maricopa, (AZ) birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes. Also known as Birth certificate long form, or certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Short-form copy of a Maricopa, (AZ) birth certificate: an abstract of the birth record that only shows the individual's basic information. Also known as informational copy. It cannot be used for legal purposes.

Long-form authorized copies are the only certificates that can be provided to prove identity, nationality, and age and are necessary for several bureaucratic processes such as applying for a U.S. passport or Social Security number.

Official copies carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.


How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Maricopa County

To order an authorized copy of an Maricopa County (AZ) birth certificate:

  • Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  • Print and sign it in the presence of a notary public
  • Mail it to the Arizona vital records office with the necessary requirements, a prepaid self-addressed envelope, and payment (as detailed in the personalized instructions you will receive)

Your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of Maricopa County Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

Arizona Department of Health Services
Office of Vital Records
1818 W. Adams,
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Alternatively, Maricopa County citizens born in or around Phoenix, Town of Gilbert, Mesa, Glendale, Scottsdale, Chandler, Peoria, amongst other locations, can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Maricopa County Clerk’s Office.

Citizens of the rest of Maricopa County who prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours —although this usually entails waiting in line:

Maricopa County Office of Vital Registration
3221 N. 16th Street, Suite 100
Phoenix, Arizona 85016

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.

Maricopa County birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Maricopa County, Arizona birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal data:

  • Copy of your form of ID
  • Additional proof of eligibility if necessary

Applicants submitting their birth certificate application by mail may be asked to sign the application form in the presence of a notary public as well as provide a sworn statement. Citizens filing their Maricopa County birth certificate application in person may be required to sign their form in the clerk’s presence upon arrival eliminating the need to have it notarized.

Some applicants may be required to comply with additional conditions or provide additional documentation alongside the Maricopa County birth certificate application depending on their relationship with the certificate holder.

For example, proof of guardianship, marriage, a court order, or copies of vital records may be needed to verify the relationship between the applicant and the person named on the certificate.

Who is eligible to apply

An official copy of a Maricopa County birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • 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)

Please note that the documentation that must be presented alongside the Maricopa birth certificate application may vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.

How to Request an Apostille for a Maricopa Birth Certificate

If you need to use your birth certificate outside the U.S territory, your document should bear an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

This can be obtained by mail. Simply send your official birth certificate, together with the apostille fee to the Secretary of State’s office in a self-addressed postage-paid envelope. Make sure to have Certificate of Authentication Request at hand. Certain counties may have additional requirements.

Arizona Authentications Unit street address:

Secretary of State
Attn: Apostille Dept.
1700 W. Washington Street, Fl. 7
Phoenix, AZ 85007-2808

Arizona Authentications unit (in person):

State Capitol Executive Tower
1700 W. Washington Street
Suite 220

Maricopa County Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Maricopa County, Arizona (AZ) birth certificate carries a fee.The filing fee of each copy of a Maricopa, Arizona birth certificate is $25.

Accepted payment methods include personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, and business checks.

Please note that the fee for your Maricopa birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office.


Maricopa County Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Maricopa birth certificate order will be filled within 8-10 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Maricopa, Arizona (AZ) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door. Once you have mailed the application, along with a copy of a photo ID and the fees, the vital records office will process your request.

Unfortunately, rush orders are not available for Maricopa vital records. Therefore, it is advisable to request a copy of your birth certificate ahead of time so as to avoid delays.

Maricopa citizens in urgent need of a certified copy of a birth certificate may apply in person at Maricopa County Clerk’s office. Although this usually requires an appoitnment in line for hours, it may result in same-day delivery if the applicant visits the office where the birth was originally recorded.

Arizona Vital Records Offices

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in Arizona.

Keep in mind that the Maricopa County Clerk’s office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office. Regardless of whether the birth certificate you require is found or not, a non-refundable search fee will be charged.

FAQs About Maricopa County Birth Certificates

  • Where can I get a copy of a Maricopa County, Arizona birth certificate?

    The most convenient way to get a certified copy of a Maricopa birth certificate is to apply online.

    Once you have filled out your Maricopa birth certificate application and gathered the necessary documentation, you may post your application package to the following address:

    Arizona Department of Health Services
    1818 W. Adams,
    Phoenix, AZ 85007

    The agency will then issue the Maricopa birth certificate and you will receive it by mail at your chosen address.

    Should you prefer to file your Maricopa birth certificate application in person, you may do so at the county vital records office as well. Please note that the fees may vary between the state and county offices, so make sure you inquire about the fees wherever you are submitting your application.

  • What information do I need to obtain a Maricopa County birth certificate?

    To request a certified copy of a Maricopa County birth certificate you must be a qualified requestor (see eligible citizens above) and fill the form with the following details:

    • Full name on the birth certificate
    • Date and place of birth
    • Full name of father and mother (including mother’s maiden name)
    • Valid identification (photo ID preferred)
  • How much does a Maricopa County birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued Maricopa County, Arizona (AZ) birth certificate carries a fee of $20 per copy.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Maricopa County birth certificate within the same form to keep on file for future use or for your records. Additional copies of a birth certificate requested within the same order form carry the same fees as the first document.

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