How to Find Arizona Birth Records

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If you qualify to request a certificate you must have full names, exact dates and places of the birth. You can then order a copy of the birth certificate for a fee from any [http://www.azdhs.gov/diro/liaison/countymap.htm County Health Department.] This is considered a complete certificate, with all available information. <br>  
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If you qualify to request a certificate you must have full names, exact date and place of the birth. You can then order a copy of the birth certificate for a fee from any [http://www.azdhs.gov/diro/liaison/countymap.htm County Health Department.] This is considered a complete certificate, with all available information. <br>  
  
 
<br> '''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 75 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 75 years, you must be:  
 
<br> '''''Restrictions for persons born within the last 75 years:'''''<br> To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 75 years, you must be:  

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How to Find United States Birth Records Gotoarrow.png Arizona Births

Statewide registration of births began in 1909 in Arizona with general compliance by 1926.

Next Step: When did the birth occur?

Choose a time period to search for your ancestor's birth record:

Learn more about U.S. Birth Records

Births before 1855

Before 1855, no births were recorded by the state or county. You must search substitute records to locate your ancestor’s birth date and place.

  Records that give birth information:
Death Records
Cemetery Records
Newspapers
Bible Records
Church Records
Census
Military Records
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Births from 1855 thru 1937

Records dating from the 1855 are available for a few counties. In July 1909, counties began sending birth records to the state for registration. If you cannot locate your ancestor in the database below, try searching for birth information in other records.

For births that exist during this time period, try the following database:

Includes Index and Images
Arizona Births, 1855-1937 Free
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Births 1938 thru 1988

Only immediate family members and selected others may obtain certified copies of birth records created less than 75 years ago. Currently, there is no index to Arizona births after 1938 available online. Because county clerks sent copies to the Arizona Department of Health Services, vital records are available at both the county and State Department of Health offices.

Obtain the Certificate

If you qualify to request a certificate you must have full names, exact dates and places of the birth. You can then order a copy of the birth certificate for a fee from the Arizona Department of Health or VitalChek.


Restrictions for persons born within the last 75 years:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 75 years, you must be:

  • The person on the certificate
  • The parent or grandparent of the person on the certificate (paternal grandparent is eligible if father is listed on the vital record)
  • The spouse of the person on the certificate
  • The child of the person on the certificate
  • The sibling of the person on the certificate
  • The legal guardian of the person on the certificate
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the birth certificate cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 75 years have passed from the date of the birth.

If you do not want to order the birth record, there are other records with birth information you can search.

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Births after 1990

Only immediate family members and selected others may obtain certified copies of birth records created less than 75 years ago. You may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate for a birth that occurred in Arizona after 1989, at any County Health Department, but not at the State Health Department.

Obtain the Certificate

If you qualify to request a certificate you must have full names, exact date and place of the birth. You can then order a copy of the birth certificate for a fee from any County Health Department. This is considered a complete certificate, with all available information.


Restrictions for persons born within the last 75 years:
To obtain a copy of the birth certificate for those born within the last 75 years, you must be:

  • The person on the certificate
  • The parent or grandparent of the person on the certificate (paternal grandparent is eligible if father is listed on the vital record)
  • The spouse of the person on the certificate
  • The child of the person on the certificate
  • The sibling of the person on the certificate
  • The legal guardian of the person on the certificate
  • Anyone who has legal interest in the certificate
NOTE: A copy of the birth certificate cannot be obtained by anyone except those listed above until 75 years have passed from the date of the birth.

If you do not want to order the birth record, there are other records with birth information you can search.

Return to top: Choose another birth year


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