Vital Records in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Health Services is responsible for maintaining vital records in the state of Arizona, but they can only issue certified copies of birth and death records. Certified copies of marriage and divorce records must be requested from the county department where the event occurred. Arizona is a closed-record state, which means that vital records never become public record. This means that the only people who can request certified copies are those listed on the certificate themselves, or a parent or guardian.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the Arizona Department of Health Services can provide:

Record Type Available From
Arizona Birth Records July 1909 – 2017
Arizona Death Records July 1909 – 2017
Arizona Divorce Records dependent on county
Arizona Marriage Records dependent on county

Find County Offices in Arizona

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County Year Founded
Apache County, AZ February 24, 1879
Cochise County, AZ February 1, 1881
Coconino County, AZ February 18, 1891
Gila County, AZ February 8, 1881
Graham County, AZ March 10, 1881
Greenlee County, AZ March 10, 1909
La Paz County, AZ January 1, 1983
Maricopa County, AZ February 14, 1871
Mohave County, AZ November 9, 1864
Navajo County, AZ March 21, 1895
Pima County, AZ November 9, 1864
Pinal County, AZ February 1, 1875
Santa Cruz County, AZ March 15, 1899
Yavapai County, AZ November 9, 1864
Yuma County, AZ November 9, 1864