Birth Certificate Eligibility

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Click on your description below for more information about your eligibility to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate.

  1. Registrant (Self – at least 16 years of age)

If the registrant is at least 16 years of age and does not have a residence or is at least 16 years of age and is in the custody of the Department of Child Services (DCS), the registrant may receive a certified copy of their birth certificate without the signature of the registrant’s parent, guardian or foster parent. To receive a certified copy of the birth record, the registrant must submit:

  • A signed application
  • A valid, government-issued identification or notarized signature on the application
  • The appropriate fee(s)
  1. Registrant (self)
  1. Parents
  1. Spouse
  1. Grandparent
  1. Adult Child
  1. Adult Brother or Sister
  1. Guardian
  1. A Person Designated in a Power of Attorney
  1. Conservator
  1. A Person Designated in a Court Order
  1. Attorney Representing the Registrant, Registrant's Parent or Guardian
  1. Adoption Agencies Representing Biological or Adoptive Parents
  1. Private Attorney Representing Adoptive Parents
  1. Government Agency Request

Click on your description below for more information about your eligibility to obtain a noncertified copy of a birth certificate.

  1. Genealogical Research

A person who is a family member, including a niece or nephew, of a registrant, who is conducting research for genealogical purposes may request a noncertified copy of the registrant’s birth certificate if all of the following criteria are met:

  • The applicant is at least 18 years of age.
  • Documentation demonstrating the applicant's relationship to the registrant whose record they are requesting (i.e. one or more birth certificates, death certificates or a marriage certificate that show the person's relationship to the registrant).
  • For births or deaths in Arizona, provide information about the person or related person whose birth or death was registered in Arizona to assist in locating the registered records of the related person(s) in the applicable electronic registry system.
  • Non-acceptable types of documentation to establish relationship:
    • Pedigrees, Lineage charts, Family trees.
  • The applicant submits a signed application.
  • The applicant provides valid, government-issued identification which contains the applicant’s name and signature or notarized signature on the application.
  • The applicant submits the appropriate fee for each noncertified copy requested.

Note: The genealogist may obtain a copy of a birth certificate or death certificate on the Arizona Department of Health Services’ website for registered birth certificates that are seventy-five (75) years after the person’s birth or a registered death certificate that is fifty years (50) after the person’s death.

  1. Government Agency Request

Next...Apply for the Certified Copies

  • Complete and sign the Application
  • Make a photocopy (Front and Back) of your current, valid, signed, photo ID
  • Attach or photocopy any factual documentation or additional forms required
  • Pay the appropriate Fee

Note: All documents submitted will be reviewed and verified prior to fulfillment of the request.