How do you get a birth certificate in Arizona?


Quick Answer

To get a birth certificate in Arizona, fill out an application, and mail it to the Arizona Department of Health Services Office of Vital Records. You must include payment, proper identification and a self-addressed stamped envelope with your request.

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  1. Access the application

    Visit the website of the Arizona Department of Health Services to access the Application for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate. As of January 2105, the application is available in PDF format in English and Spanish.

  2. Complete the application

    Print and complete the application according to the application instructions. Incomplete information delays the processing of an application.

  3. Make a copy of your identification

    Make a copy of the front and back of your valid driver’s license or other government-issued photo identification. The I.D. must have your signature; if not, you must include a notarized signature. If you are not the registrant or the parent listed on the birth certificate, you must also include proof of eligibility.

  4. Include the appropriate fee

    Pay the appropriate fee as shown on the fee schedule available on the website. You may pay by money order, cashier's check, Visa or MasterCard.

  5. Mail your application

    Place the application and any accompanying documents in an envelope. Affix proper postage to the envelope, and mail to the address provided.

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