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Office of Vital Records
- Please include a self addressed stamped envelope with your mail in order. (Por favor de incluir un sobre con estampilla prepagada, con su orden.)
- 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.
- You must be able to present acceptable identification when applying for a Birth or Death certificate.
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.
In observance of the holidays, the service hours for the State Office of Vital Records will be changed on the following days;
- Closed on Wednesday, December 25, 2013, normal business hours will resume on Thursday, December 26, 2013
- Closed on Wednesday, January 1, 2014, normal business hours will resume on Thursday, January 2, 2014
Our customer service lobby is open from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. However, in order to receive service, you will need to arrive before 4:00 p.m. All customers who arrive after 4:00 p.m. will be able to receive information only.
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.
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.