The process to make changes to a birth or death certificate vary depending on the type of legal change needed and how recently the record was filed. You may want to call before coming to our office and find out what documentation will be required.
Corrections and amendments to vital record are governed by Arizona Revised Statutes and Administrative Codes. The Office of Vital Registration must work within these laws when making amendments and corrections. The governing Statutes are 36-323 and 36-337, and the Administrative Codes are Title 9, Chapter 19, Sections 112.01 through 120.
Walk-in customers are served in the order they arrive between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. We are located at 3221 N. 16th St., Ste 100 in Phoenix, AZ 85016.
Corrections and Amendments cost $30.00 each, which includes one certified copy of the corrected certificate. We accept cash and traveler's checks, cashier's checks, money orders or VISA/MasterCard made payable to Maricopa County Office of Vital Registration. All forms of payment must be for the exact amount of the service being requested. If mailing an application and paying by Visa or MasterCard, the applicant must include a clear photocopy of the card signer's photo ID.
If there is an error on a marriage or divorce record, the error must be corrected by the Clerk of the Superior Court in the county that registered the event.
The most common types of corrections include: