Copies of Birth/Death Certificates

Three Ways to Apply for a Certified Copy

Important Update!

The State of Arizona recently revised the rules that govern vital records.  Please read carefully as information has changed.  And, feel free to drop by and meet with us at one of our four offices.  We are here for you! 

In Person:  **Generally the Quickest Way to Receive Service

 
  1. Complete an application
  2. Sign your application
  3. Be ready to provide your valid, government issued photo ID with signature
  4. Bring any additional documents that may be required that establish eligibility such as proof of relationship and factual documents establishing legal or other vital interest
  5. Be ready to pay the appropriate fee

By Mail:

 
  1. Print and complete an application for the certified copies of the certificate you wish to order
  2. Sign your application
    Clear copies of front and back of ID is required
  3. Attach a clear photocopy of your valid, government issued photo ID with signature or have your signature notarized on the application form
  4. Include any additional documents that may be required that establish eligibility such as proof of relationship and factual documents establishing legal or other vital interest
  5. Include the fee per copy requested and check the accepted form of payment. Remember, no cash please through the mail
  6. Mail your signed application, enclose a clear copy (Front and Back) of your government issued valid and current signed photo ID, any required additional factual documents and proof of eligibility as necessary, acceptable payment type and fee with a self-addressed stamped envelope to:
    Office of Vital Registration
    P.O. Box 2111
    Phoenix AZ 85001
Note: **Allow 1-2 weeks for processing to receive your certified copy in the mail.  Fastest service is in person - may be quicker than mail or expedited, online ordering.

Where to apply for out of state certificates.

Expedited Online Ordering:

 
VitalChek is your direct connection to order certified copies of Arizona vital records (with government seal). Order online through VitalChek and receive your eligible purchase by express mail. Additional fees apply. VitalChek is a third party company authorized by Maricopa County and the State of Arizona to offer this online application option. To obtain information and instructions for ordering Arizona vital records, please review the VitalChek website.