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Are Arizona Vital Records Open to the Public?

In the state of Arizona, vital records are generally considered confidential by statutory law and thus may only be inspected and/or obtained by authorized parties.

What Information Do I Need to Search for Arizona Vital Records Online?

Interested parties who wish to carry out a search for records of Arizona vital events online will be required to provide any information necessary to expedite the records search. This information may include:

  • The name of the registrant on the record
  • The date the vital event occurred
  • The city or county the event took place
  • The location the event took place

 

Publicly available vital records are also accessible from some third-party websites.* These websites offer the benefit of not being limited by geographical record availability and can often serve as a starting point when researching a specific or multiple records. To find a record using the search engines on these sites, interested parties must provide:

  • The name of someone involved providing it is a not a juvenile
  • The assumed location of the record in question such as a city, county, or state name

 

Please note that most third-party sites are not government-sponsored websites, and as such record availability may differ from official channels.

What Do I Need to Obtain Arizona Vital Records?

Interested parties who wish to obtain copies of vital records in Arizona are typically required to be at least 18 years of age and have adequate proof of identity, usually a government-issued photo ID. Arizona is a closed records state and so vital records may only be obtained by authorized parties who can demonstrate a direct and tangible interest in the record.

What’s the difference between a Certified Record and Informational Copy?

The main difference between a certified record and an informational record is in their use. A certified copy of a record may be used for legal purposes such as for official identification while an informational copy of the same record may not be used for the same purpose.

Are Arizona Marriage Records Public Information?

Marriage records in Arizona are generally considered public records and may be accessed by any member of the public.

How do I find marriage records in Arizona?

Interested parties who wish to obtain copies of marriage records in the state of Arizona may do so by contacting the clerk of the superior court for the county where the marriage occurred. To aid members of the public with this task, the Arizona judicial branch maintains an online directory that contains contact information on all the courts located in the state. Requestors may be required to pay a fee before obtaining copies of these records. In addition to this, parties who are interested in obtaining copies of marriage records and are unable to contact the office of the record custodian may also do so online through the use of a third-party website.

Are Arizona Divorce Records Public Information?

Divorce Records in the state of Arizona are generally considered court records and thus are open to members of the public. However, in some cases, a judge may deem it fit to grant a petition to seal a divorce record. This usually occurs when the record contains information that is considered confidential by state law such as information identifying a minor and/or a victim of domestic abuse. When this happens, such records may only be accessed by authorized parties.

How do I find Divorce Records in Arizona?

Copies of divorce records may be obtained online by utilizing a third-party service. In addition to this, interested parties can also access copies of divorce records by contacting the office of the clerk at the court where the divorce record is domiciled. Payment of a fee is usually required before copies of these records can be obtained.

Are Arizona Birth Records Public Information?

Birth records in Arizona are not open to members of the public and may only be obtained by any of the following parties:

  • A registrant on the record who is at least 18 years old. Registrants below the age of 18 are required to provide proof of emancipation
  • A registrant’s parent, grandparent, spouse, adult child, adult grandchild or adult sibling
  • A registrant’s legal guardian
  • An attorney representing any of the aforementioned parties
  • A party with appropriate legal authority empowering them to obtain the record. This includes, but is not limited, to parties with a power of attorney, conservators and adoption agencies

How Do I Find Arizona Birth Records?

Interested parties who wish to obtain copies of birth records may do so from the Arizona Department of Health Services by completing an Application for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate. This form should be submitted via mail to:

Bureau of Vital Records
PO Box 6018
Phoenix, AZ 85005

To obtain these records in person, interested parties are required to visit the office of the local county department of health. Contact information for these offices may be gleaned from the application form provided above. Finally, requestors may also obtain these records through a third-party website. This method provides interested parties with the advantage of accessing these records remotely. Copies of birth records typically cost $20. Parties who utilize the online method for obtaining these records may be required to pay an additional service charge.

Are Arizona Death Records Open to the Public?

As is the case with birth records, death records in the state of Arizona are also considered confidential records and may only be accessed by authorized parties which include

  • A member of the decedent’s immediate family who is at least 18 years old (this includes grandparents and grandchildren)
  • An attorney or any legal representative of any of the aforementioned parties
  • Any party with appropriate legal authority empowering them to obtain the record.

 

How Do I Find Death Records in Arizona?

Death records may be found and obtained online by utilizing the services of a third-party vendor. Interested parties may also obtain these records by completing an Application for Certified Copy of Death Certificate which may either be submitted in person at the office of vital records located in any of the local county health departments or directly to the Arizona Department of Health Services. This state department of health also accepts mail-in submissions of the form to:

Bureau of Vital Records
PO Box 6018
Phoenix, AZ 85005

Copies of death records obtained from the Arizona Department of Health cost $20 per copy. This fee may vary when these records are obtained in-person at any of the local county departments of health.

How Do I Find Sealed Vital Records in Arizona?

Adoption records are sealed in the state of Arizona and may only be accessed by court order. Adoptive parents who wish to obtain a copy of a birth certificate after adoption may send a written request to the Arizona Department of Health Services. This request should include a complete Application for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate and Adoption Worksheet. In addition to these, requestors are also required to include a certified final decree of adoption from the superior court where the adoption was granted as well as a fee of $30, and an extra $20 for every additional copy of the record requested. This fee should be in the form of money orders, attorney’s company business check, Visa or MasterCard. Cash payments are not accepted. For adoptions that have already been processed, the adoptive parents may only include the completed application form and all applicable fees. These items should be submitted via mail to

Bureau of Vital Records
Attn: Adoptions
P.O. Box 6018
Phoenix, AZ 85005

In addition to this, in accordance with ARS Title 8-134, interested parties may access sealed adoption records by utilizing the services of a Confidential Intermediary. Any information obtained by the confidential intermediary is considered confidential and may only be shared between parties after a written content has been obtained from both the party that initiated the search for records and the party that is the subject of the records search. Parties who are statutorily permitted to utilize the services of a confidential intermediary include:

  • An adoptee who is at least 18 years old
  • The adoptive parents or legal guardians of an adoptee who is at least 18 years old
  • The spouse of a deceased adoptee, if the spouse is the parent or legal guardian of any of the adoptee’s offspring
  • Any adult offspring of a deceased adoptee
  • An adoptee’s birth parents, adult siblings, biological grandparents and any other member of the adoptees extended biological family
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