Who may apply for copies of Arizona death certificates?

Arizona is a “closed” records state which means only certain parties may receive a copy of this important document. State law explains that only “eligible” applicants may apply for a certified copy of this important document. This is established by providing direct proof of relationship to the Decedent and may also require establishing the applicant’s “legal or other vital interest” in the death certificate. 

Common examples of establishing legal or other vital interest could include the applicant being named as a beneficiary in Will or Trust or the Decedent and the applicant being named jointly on financial documents. Please read the eligibility requirements for more information.

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1. What do we need certified copies for?
2. Who may apply for copies of Arizona death certificates?
3. Where do I find your offices?
4. Need a certified copy of a death certificate from a different state?
5. How long does it take after a person passes away for the death certificate to be available?
6. I thought I was able to receive 2 “free” copies of the death certificate?
7. Will I receive the certified copies of an Arizona death certificate the same day I apply?
8. How can I correct information on an Arizona death or fetal death certificate?