- Birth Records Arizona
Arizonaís Office of Vital Records maintains records of births that occurred in Arizona. Because Arizona is a ďClosed RecordĒ state, only authorized persons can obtain a copy of a birth certificate. Vital records in Arizona are not public record and Arizona law restricts access to protect confidentiality.
The following people may apply for and receive a certified copy of a birth certificate in Arizona:
- Parents of the registrant
- Spouse of the registrant
- Grandparent of the registrant
- Adult child of the registrant
- Adult sibling of the registrant
- Legal guardian of the registrant
- Attorney for the registrant
- Adoption agencies and private attorneys
- Court appointed persons or agencies empowered by statute or acting on registrantís behalf
- Genealogist that establishes a credible relationship to the registrant
Only people 18 years old or older may order and obtain a certified copy of an Arizona birth certificate. Eligible applicants must provide documentation that proves their eligibility to apply for and receive the certified copy of the birth certificate. In addition, they must fill out and sign the appropriate forms, provide valid government issued ID or a notarized signature on the application and submit the appropriate fees.
How to Apply
To apply by mail, download and fill out the form found here: http://www.azdhs.gov/vitalrcd/images/birthapp1_small_add.pdf
Enclose a copy of your valid, government issued photo ID. Make sure itís clear and enlarged. If you donít have an appropriate ID you must submit a notarized signature.
Enclose payment in the form of a travelerís check, money order or cashierís check payable to Office of Vital Records. If youíd like to pay by Mastercard or Visa, write the full credit card number, expiration date and your name exactly as it appears on the credit card on your application and sign it.
Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 3887
Phoenix, AZ 85030
To apply in person, you must still fill out a written request that contains the following information:
- The registrantís full name.
- Date of birth.
- Place of birth.
- The registrant's mother's full maiden name.
- The registrant's father's full name.
- Your relationship to the registrant, and why you are requesting a copy.
- Your signature and telephone number.
- Proof of your relationship, such as a birth certificate.
- If you are applying for your spouse's birth certificate, you must provide written notarized permission from your spouse as well as a copy of your spouse's valid government issued picture identification. A copy of a marriage license/certificate is not acceptable as sole evidence.
You can go to the Office of Vital Records in Phoenix between 8:00 and 4:00 PM and apply in person. Same day service is available on births that occurred between 1990 and the present. All others will be mailed.
For expedited service, you can also fax your information to 866-346-1904 along with your credit card information and all necessary documentation. In addition, print your return address and a phone number where you can be reached during the day. You address must be a physical address because faxed orders are sent via FedEx and FedEx will not deliver to a P.O. Box. Using the fax to order your copies will incur an expedited service fee and FedEx fees.
Certified copy of birth certificate - Birth dates from 1990 to present cost $10 per copy. All others cost $15 per copy.
Expedited fee - $6.50 per transaction
FedEx Fees - $14 per transaction for the contiguous continental states, $24 per transaction for Canada and Mexico, $23 per transaction for Arizona, Hawaii and Puerto Rico.
Arizona: ~ http://az.gov/webapp/portal/displaycontent.jsp?id=1549
For all Arizona birth certificates ~ http://www.azdhs.gov/vitalrcd/birth_index.htm
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