Arizona Birth Records

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Arizona has been maintaining birth records since the late 1800's, but it finally became mandatory in July, 1909 when the state government signed it into law to begin recording vital events such as births. Arizona has a limited number of delayed birth records that date all the way back to 1855, but unfortunately every birth before 1909 was not documented.

Arizona is a closed record state, which means that certified copies can only be requested by the person named on the certificate, as well as their immediate family members (including spouse) and lawyers representing them. Birth records in Arizona do become public once they are 75 years old, which is for births in 1942 and before. Once they become public, anybody can request them.

Arizona Vital Records Office

The office that handles birth records for the entire state of Arizona is The Department of Health and Social Services, where they provide birth records, marriage records, divorce records, and death records.


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