Arizona Death Records

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Arizona death records are easily accessible thanks to their inclusion in the Freedom of Information Act. Arizona death records are available online and offline through the Arizona Office of Vital Records. There are many reasons to want to view someone’s death record. You might need to know the date they died. You might be curious about where they were born. There are real life, practical implications in the death record that have a lasting impact on the viewer. Other death records are viewed for Arizona genealogy purposes for those doing research on family members.

What Information is Contained in Arizona Death Records?

Like most vital records, a death certificate will contain vital facts about the person’s death. You’ll learn their name and address, birth date and location of birth, social security number, and sometimes even life information such as education and parent’s names and birth places. Cause of death is of course included on a death certificate so that you know how a family member or friend died. It’s important to know these facts for some people. Thankfully, you can easily access these documents.

How To Obtain Arizona Death Records Online and In Person

As previously mentioned, Arizona death records are maintained by the Arizona Office of Vital Records. You can visit these offices no matter what county you’re in. Simply look up your Arizona county of residence and find out where the vital records office is located. In some cases, it might take a small period of time to receive a print copy of vital records such as death certificates. If so, it’s not generally much of a wait and in some cases it’s same day or next day.

Online copies of death certificates are much easier and faster to obtain. Simply go to a 3rd party website that maintains these vital records, enter as much information as you can about the type of record you’re trying to find, and generally you’ll find Arizona death records easily. Many people search for these records because they are tracing family history. This is an especially rewarding part of keeping track of Arizona death information. You learn so much from the information contained in them about where family members were born and how they left the world. There are other more practical reasons to need death records but Arizona family history is definitely one of the primary reasons people track death records.

How To Order Arizona Death Records

No matter what your reason is for needing Arizona death records, they are widely available out there and can easily be obtained with the right information on your part. They are public record and accessible through both websites and at the Arizona Office of Vital Records in your respective Arizona county of residence. Obtaining death records online is unbelievably easy, with just a few fields of information needed in order to recover your records and be on your way to browsing. If you need print copies, you must look up the address of your Arizona county and go into an office to obtain them. In some cases, there might be a short wait.

Death records serve a useful purpose both in dealing with matters in a recent death and in tracing family history for the upcoming generations of people to read and benefit from. Begin your search for Arizona death records today and you’ll quickly find that they are some of the most easy to obtain public records on earth today, thanks to the Freedom of Information Act. It takes only the name of the deceased to get started on your search for records.

Arizona Death Records

4 responses to “Arizona Death Records

    1. Becca,

      We can certainly assist you with an Arizona people search or an Arizona death record search. We’ll need the full name of the deceased, age and state and county of last residence.

      How to Get a Copy of an Arizona Death Certificate

      1. Contact the Arizona Department of Health Services
      2. To obtain official death certificates you need to be a relative or have a court order
      3. You must be over 18 years of age
      4. Fill out the form and pay the applicable fees

  1. Would it be possible to locate someone without having a last name? I attended Sahuaro Elementary School in Phoenix between 1982-1984 for 7th and 8th grade. There was a boy by the name of Sam that attended with us that made a huge impact on my life. I remember people bullying him and when I finally stepped in, we heard – “What, are you his girlfriend?” I stepped in and said “Yes, yes I am,” and kissed him. He smiled from ear to ear and things were never the same in his lonely world again. Long story short – I am now a published author and have been wanting to tell his story and write about what an impact he made on all of our lives. I left for the summer between 8th grade and 9th grade year and he passed away during that time unfortunately. He was in a wheelchair and had M.S. or Muscular Dystrophy or some type of disease such as that. Needless to say, I will not be using his official name in the book, but I cannot for the life or me remember what his last name is. I have also contacted the school to get a copy of our yearbooks from that time. Is there any way to find someone without a last name or date of birth? I was born in 1969, so he would have been born in 1969 or 1970 and would have died when he was between 12 and 14 years old. I would like to pull up the obituary to see exactly when he died and find his parents so that I can send them a copy of the book as well, but I have nothing to go off of except his first name (Sam or Samuel) and the above info. Any suggestions? I appreciate any help you may be able to give. Thank you!

    1. Your story is compelling. I wish we could be of better assistance to you but without a last name it is like looking for a needle in a haystack. In order to use our Arizona public records database to search for people we typically need a first and last name as well as an age and county of residency to filter out the many results. We have over 2 billion records in our database resources so it’s insurmountable to search though without a last name at least.

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Last Updated: December 16, 2017

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