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In observance of Independence Day, the State Bureau of Vital Records will be closed Friday, July 3, 2015. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, July 6, 2015 at 8:00 AM.

En conmemoración del Día de la Independencia, Viernes, 03 de julio 2015 la recepción de la Oficina del Registro Civil del Departamento de Servicios de Salud de Arizona, ubicada en el 1818 W. Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85007, cerró cerrada al público. Los servicios por correo seguirán estando disponibles.

Welcome to the official web site for the Office of Vital Records for the State of Arizona. We hope you find this web site both helpful and informative. If you have any comments or suggestions, please email us.

The Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Vital Records no longer provides same day walk in customer service for certificate issuance. You may apply for a certified copy of a birth or death certificate by mail. If you would like same day walk in customer service please visit your local county health department Office of Vital Records.

The Office of Vital Records is responsible for maintaining and issuing certified copies of vital records, including birth, death, fetal death certificates and certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth for events that occurred in Arizona. The Office of Vital Records officially began recording birth and death events in July, 1909. However, it maintains a sampling of delayed birth records of Arizona citizens (from 1855) and death records (from 1877) from other sources.

The Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Vital Records provides the following specialty services by appointment only.

  • Delayed Birth Registration
  • Foreign Born Registration
  • Adoptions
  • Putative Father Registrations and Searches
  • Corrections or Amendments of records for births that occurred prior to 1997 and deaths that occurred prior to 2008

The Office of Vital Records is responsible for maintaining and issuing certified copies of vital records, including birth, death and fetal death certificates as well as certificates of birth resulting in stillbirth for events that occurred in Arizona. The Office of Vital Records officially began recording birth and death events in July 1909.

Each state maintains its own vital records. If you are looking for a birth or death record from another state, you must contact that state's vital records office. Birth and death records for events that occurred in other states are not available from Arizona's Office of Vital Records.