Arizona Death Certificate

Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain a death certificate in Arizona, including qualifications, cost, required information, where to submit your application, and a link to the application you'll need to fill out.

Qualifications

The following people may request death certificates from the state of Arizona:

  • Spouse or immediate family members
  • Attorneys representing estates
  • Attorneys representing family members
  • Attorneys representing persons with a legal interest
  • Non-attorney legal interest/other vital interest
  • Third party
  • Private investigators

Only persons 18 years of age or older may obtain a certified copy of a death certificate. For details regarding the specific criteria for application based on the relationship to the deceased, visit the Arizona Department of Health Services website.

Note: An applicant presenting documents from a foreign country as proof of relationship or proof of legal interest must provide certified copies of the documents. Photocopies are not acceptable. The applicant must also provide a certified translation of the documents.

Cost

The fee to search for a death certificate varies by county. Below are the rates for each county:

  • Apache County Health Department: $20.00
  • Cochise County Health Department: $15.00
  • Coconino County Health Department: $14.00
  • Gila County Health Department: $20.00
  • Graham County Health Department: $20.00
  • Greenlee County Health Department: $20.00
  • La Paz County Health Department: $15.00
  • Maricopa County Health Department: $20.00
  • Mohave County Health Department: $20.00
  • Navajo County Health Department: $20.00
  • Pima County Health Department: $20.00
  • Pinal County Health Department: $20.00
  • Santa Cruz County Health Department: $15.00
  • Yavapai County Health Department: $20.00
  • Yuma County Health Department: $15.00

The fee to request certified copies of a death certificate from the State Office of Vital Records is $20.00, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate. Acceptable payment methods are: cash, traveler's checks, cashier's checks, money orders, Visa, or MasterCard. Cashier's checks and money orders must be for the exact amount and made payable to Office of Vital Records.

Required Information

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of death
  • Sex
  • Social Security Number
  • Are copies to be used for U.S. government claims? If yes, list each type of claim
  • Place of death
  • Your name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your email address
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • Reason for request
  • Phone number

Submitting Your Request

By Mail:
Send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:
Office of Vital Records

Arizona Department of Health Services

P.O. Box 3887

Phoenix, AZ 85030-3887

In Person:
You can apply in person at:
Office of Vital Records
1818 W. Adams
Phoenix, AZ 85007

Same day service is not available for certified copies of death certificates. Applications will be accepted and the certified copies will be mailed to the applicant. There is no pick-up service. Only customers who arrive before 4:00 pm will be served. To apply in person you must bring the following:

  • A valid government-issued picture identification which bears your signature
  • Proof of eligibility
  • Appropriate fee. Acceptable payment methods are: cash, traveler's checks, cashier's checks, money orders, Visa, or MasterCard. Cashier's checks and money orders must be for the exact amount and made payable to Office of Vital Records.

Download the Application

Click here to download the application for a certified Arizona death certificate.