Office of Vital Records

Apply For a Stillbirth or Fetal Death Certificate

See Who Can Obtain a Stillbirth or Fetal Death Certificate.

Apply in Person

The Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Vital Records no longer provides same day walk in customer service.  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.

Apply by mail

To apply by mail you must submit the following:

  • A completed Application for Certified Copy of Death CertificatePDF
  • A copy of your valid government-issued picture identification which bears your signature. Note: If you are not the parent named on the certificate, you must also bring proof of eligibility.
  • Appropriate fee, according to the fee schedule. Acceptable payment methods are: cashier's checks, money orders, Visa, or MasterCard. PLEASE DO NOT SEND CASH. Cashier's checks and money orders must be for the exact amount and made payable to Office of Vital Records. If you pay by credit/debit card, you must include the full card number and expiration date on your application.

Note: An incomplete application will delay the processing of your request.

Note: The average processing time for applications submitted through the mail is 15 to 20 business days from the date the application is received by Vital Records.

Expedited Service (Applies to Fetal Death Certificates Only)

If necessary, you can also request expedited service.