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Certified Copies of Arizona Birth Certificates


Years Available:

    We issue certified copies for all Arizona birth events. Please refer to our FAQ page for more information about birth records sought for genealogical purposes.


What do we need certified copies for?

    Certified copies of birth certificates are important documents and often are needed when preparing tax filings, school registrations, for benefits enrollment and other legal matters. Original certificates are held in the state archives. Arizona is a “closed” record state which means only certain parties may receive a copy of this important document. Please read the eligibility requirements tab below for more information.


Where do I find your offices?

    Our offices are located valley wide and accessed easily from major highways. We are open Monday-Friday from 8:00am-4:30pm. Please arrive by 4:00pm if you are needing to discuss a possible correction with one of our Deputy Local Registrars.


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More questions?

    Have more questions about Arizona birth certificates, such as "What do you need when applying for a US Passport?" or “What is the difference between the electronic record and the paper record?”, please read our helpful FAQ page.


Apply In Person:

We offer same day service for eligible applicants requesting certified copies from all 4 of our locations.


At our office, please be prepared to:

  1. Complete and sign an application
  2. Provide your current and valid government issued photo ID with your signature or have your application notarized
  3. Provide any additional factual documentation to prove relationship or eligibility as required
  4. Pay the appropriate fee
  5. Be certain you signed your application and provided a reliable phone number


Note: We will not be able to provide same day service for ineligible applicants or for applicants who do not have valid, signed, government issued photo ID


Apply by Mail:

Download applications and forms. The instructions for completing an application by mail are the same as above under Apply in Person.


Office of Vital Registration
PO Box 2111
Phoenix AZ 85001


Note: The average processing time for applications submitted through the mail is five business days from the date received by MCOVR


Expedited Service

VitalChek, Inc. is an independent company the state has partnered with to provide online ordering. Additional fees apply much like a UPS or FedEx service. The same rules and requirements concerning eligibility and possible required documents and fees apply when making a request. VitalChek, Inc. accepts major credit cards including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, or Visa®.


Acceptable Identification

Valid, Government Issued Photo ID with Signature:

    Clear copies of FRONT and BACK of ID is REQUIRED
  • United States issued Driver’s License or Identification Card

  • United States Territories Driver’s License or Identification Card

  • United States Military Identification Card that contains bearer's signature (some do not)

  • Tribal Identification that contains bearer's signature

  • Passports – United States or Foreign issued

  • Visa – In a passport and the bearer's signature is on the passport not the Visa

  • Permanent Resident Card issued on or after May 11, 2010 which includes a signature

  • Resident Alien Card (Form I-551)

  • Employment Authorized Card (Forms I-766, I-688A or I-668B)

  • Temporary Resident Card (I-688)


Note: Expired, cracked, broken, taped or faded identification documents will not be accepted.

2016 Update


The State of Arizona recently revised the rules that govern how vital records are managed.


Please take a few moments to read carefully.


Who is Eligible to Apply in Arizona


  • The individual, if the individual is of legal age or married
  • A parent of the individual
  • The individual's spouse
  • The individual's grandparent, adult child, adult grandchild, or adult brother or sister
  • The individual's guardian
  • A person designated in a power of attorney, established by the individual’s parent or guardian according to A.R.S. § 14-5104 or 14-5107
  • A person appointed as the individual’s conservator according to A.R.S. Title 14, Chapter 5, Article 4
  • A person designated in a court order to receive a certified copy of the individual’s certificate of birth registration
  • An attorney representing:
    • The individual, if the individual is of legal age or married;
    • The individual’s parent; or
    • The individual’s guardian while acting on the individual’s behalf
  • An adoption agency, licensed according to A.R.S. § 8-126, or a private attorney if:
    • An adoption of the individual is pending, and
    • The adoption agency or private attorney represents the individual’s biological parents or prospective adoptive parents
  • A governmental agency processing:
    • An adoption, a financial claim, a governmental benefit application,
    • Or another form of compensation on behalf of an individual,
    • Or having another official purpose for the certified copy of the individual’s certificate of birth registration


    $20.00 - Per certified copy


    $30.00 - For corrections. Fee includes the corrected certified copy


    $  5.00 - Non certified copy for Gov’t Agency use only



Accepted Forms of Payment

    MasterCard and Visa


    Money Order


    Cashier’s Check


    Cash is only accepted in person


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Four Locations:


NEW Location!

North Valley
2423 W. Dunlap Ave., Ste. 110
Phoenix, AZ 85021
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Central Valley
3221 N 16th St
Phoenix AZ 85016
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East Valley
4419 E Main St
Mesa AZ 85205
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West Valley
1850 N. 95th Ave.
Suite 182
Phoenix, AZ 85037
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Contact and Hours:

Ph: 602-506-6805
Hrs: 8:00am-4:30pm

Please arrive by 4:00pm



$20-Certified Copy
$5-Non certified copy (for Gov’t Agency use only)


Forms of Payment:
• Visa or MasterCard
• Money Order
• Cashier’s Check
• Cash
(in person ONLY)


How to Apply:
• In person
• By Mail
• Online (fees apply)