Tucson (AZ) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Tucson (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 Tucson birth certificate mailed to you.


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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Tucson, Arizona (AZ) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in Tucson 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 Tucson 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 Tucson, Arizona birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Tucson birth certificate replacement.

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

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

Tucson birth certificate types

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

  • Long-form copy of a Tucson, (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 Tucson, (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 Tucson

To order an authorized copy of a Tucson 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 Tucson 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

Citizens born in or around Tucson, South Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita, amongst other locations, can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Pima County Clerk’s Office.

Pima County Health Department
3950 S. Country Club Road Ste. 100
Tucson, Arizona 85714

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.

Tucson birth certificate requirements

To get a birth certificate in Tucson, Arizona, 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 Tucson 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 Tucson 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 Tucson 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 Tucson birth certificate application may vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.

How to Request an Apostille for a Tucson 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

Tucson Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Tucson, Arizona (AZ) birth certificate carries a fee of $25. The filing fee of each copy of a Pima, 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 Tucson birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office.


Tucson Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Tucson birth certificate order will be filled within 1 to 2 weeks. However, ordering from teh state vital records office may the processong time takes 8-10 weeks

You will then receive your certified copy of the Tucson, 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.

Important note: Birth certificate processing time will depend on whether your order is sent to the State Vital Records Office or the County Vital Records Office. Some county offices may issue a short-form birth certificate copy unless they are requested a certified copy of a birth record originally filed in their office. Since all birth records are kept at the state level, it is advisable to send your request to the Arizona Vital Records Office to ensure that a long-form certified birth certificate can be issued. The exact mailing address for your birth certificate will be provided to you in our personalized instructions.

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

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.

FAQs About Tucson Birth Certificates

  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate in Tucson?

    Getting a government-issued copy of a birth certificate in Arizona usually takes 8-10 weeks to process. Unfortunately, rush service is not available at this time.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of a (AZ) birth certificate issued directly is to have our experts revise your application before you mail it. That way, you can be certain it is error-free and your request won't be rejected.

    Typos or inconsistencies in the data may cause unnecessary delays or setbacks.

    Our team can help you avoid the extra hassle so that the Pima County vital records office can send your birth certificate directly to your door on the first try.

  • How much does a Tucson birth certificate copy cost?

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

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Pima 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.

  • How can I make a change on a Tucson, Arizona birth certificate?

    To correct the name on a birth certificate in Tucson, Arizona:

    1. Order a certified copy of the Tucson, (AZ) birth certificate that must be corrected by filling the online form (available by clicking the button above)
    2. Fill out and notarize form A VS170 Application to Amend Certificate of Birth. Minors need both parents to sign the form before a notary public to prove they agree to the change or correction
    3. Provide required affidavits or evidence of correct spelling to support your request. Changes or amendments that need to be made to a Tucson birth certificate can be requested through the Arizona Department of State Health Services
    4. Pay fees
    5. Request a certified copy of the amended birth certificate (applying online is the most convenient)

    Arizona Dept of State Health Services Address for Pima County birth certificate amendments:

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

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