Arizona Death Records

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Arizona Death Records Search

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

Arizona Death Record - Questions

Are Arizona death records public information?

Yes, death records are public information as well as other vital records such as marriage records and birth records. These are records of life events that are documented on the state level and available for the general public to view.

Is it possible to get a copy of someone's Arizona death certificate?

It is possible to get a copy of someone's Arizona death certificate if you are immediate family or have a court order. Otherwise you can only view the basic information on an Arizona public death record

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  1. says:

    Byron, we are sorry to hear about your father’s death. In order to obtain a copy of his death certificate you will want to reach out to the Arizona Department of Health Services and make your AZ death certificate request with them.

    How can I get a copy of my parent’s Arizona death record?

    In order to get a copy of your parent’s Arizona death certificate, or any other immediate family member, you can reach out to the Arizona Department of Health Services. You can download the forms online and fill them out and mail them in, visit a branch in person or call the ADHS directly @ 602-542-1025

  2. says:

    Looking for death certificate for my dad Anthony proter was told he died in 73 or 74 by carbon monoxide he was a boxer.

  3. says:


    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

  4. says:

    What happend to my friend

  5. says:

    I lost track of my uncle and some one told me that he passed away I need to know my heart is breaking not knowing . His twin sister passed a few years ago , and he was very lonely.
    Fred Bonahoom
    He had a twin sister
    Peggy Bonahoom / Spears
    They were born in Indiana
    Fred was in Arizona
    And Peggy was in Indiana
    Born Dec. 10th 1960 ?

  6. says:

    Hi I can’t find any kind of death notice or Record obituary anything about a friend of mine that disappeared last I seen him was 2012 but I’ve heard from multiple sources of people that he’s dead but I can’t find any confirmation his name is bryan harvey earl dob 7/66 he was living in Phoenix Maricopa County at the time he has ties to Kentucky a sister that lives in Florida named kim gackenback

  7. says:

    I am looking for a death certificate for my brother. Not sure what date or year (possibly 2016)

  8. says:

    I just Heard that kena Taylor has passed. I am just trying to get ahold of her mother and I can\’t remember her name

  9. says:

    Sharon, to find out the final resting place of your aunt who passed away in Arizona, you can use the resource They are a great place to start to find your aunt’s Arizona grave site

  10. says: Will you be able to tell me where my Aunt Julia Ann Schmerbauch who passed in 1980 in Phoenix AZ was buried.
    I would like to find her grave and maybe know what happen to her.

  11. says:

    My brother Alton Washington, Jr. age 60,died Tues June 15, 2021 at a Banner? hospital in Tucson. I live in Chandler AZ and can\’t locate where his body is currently. He had no insurance or anything to bury him. I\’m Unable to reach my sister or his girlfriend who live in Tucson.
    I need to find out what thr process is to bury, cremate, obtain death certificate, etc.

  12. says:

    I heard that my sister past away. I want to know if it’s true. Her name is Mary christina gonzales d.o.b. is 05/02/1979.

  13. says:

    Unable to reach my brother for 5 days, since May 30, 2021. His name is George Joseph Weeks, Jr. He is 67 years old.

  14. says:

    Im wondering how i can ubtain info on esmeralda garcia her parent made out a card with esmeralda perez so im at loss of info. On a death that happens at john c Lincoln hospital. I am the husband but we were not moving together she was with someone else it was said she passed on may 11th 2020

  15. says:

    Susan, we will need to know the date of birth or age of Frank to run a proper Arizona death record search for you

  16. says:

    When did Frank Garcia Herrera pass away ?

  17. says:

    Rebecca, unfortunately we did not find any information about the Arizona death record you are requesting. You can also reach out to the Arizona Department of Health to inquire about this person and an AZ death verification

  18. says:

    I\’m trying to locate a missing person . Figured I should probably start here 1st. Her name is Katrina Macleod or Welker. But she also used last name of Garcia. I know she married Tracy Welker in about 2012 or 2013 I think. He is incarcerated and I know they either separated or divorced. Thank you. She would be quite young. ERly 30\’s. 2 children. One son about 8 or 9 named Brennan and a teenage daughter. Can\’t remember her name. Thank you

  19. says:

    Nicole, we show multiple people with that Arizona death record from the last several years however, we don’t have any recent AZ death records with that specific month and year of birth

  20. says:

    I just heard some information that a close friend of mine passed away recently. I cannot find anything on it. His name is Bryan Kingston his birthday is in September of 1965.

  21. says:

    Frank, unfortunately we do not have any information about your brother in our Arizona death index. You can also contact the Arizona Department of Health Services about your inquiry. They manage vital records for the state of Arizona. Their phone number is 602-244-1331

  22. says:

    I am the half brother of a Veteran that recently died of the COVID 19 Virus. I am trying to find out where he died, at what facility (hospital) and where I can obtain any information about him. I believe that he was homeless when he passed and also that he may have died in a VA hospital.
    His name was James N Llewellyn. Age 68 Last known address was 7219 N 35th Ave in Glendale, AZ 85051
    I’m told that he may be buried in a Military Cemetery but that’s uncertain.

  23. says:

    Cindy, since you are immediate family you can receive a copy of her death certificate through the Arizona Department of Health Services. Their phone number is 602-542-1025, you can call them directly or visit their website. Call times during COVID may be longer than normal so their web portal is a good option where you can order this document online and have it mailed to you

  24. says:

    I’m trying to obtain the death record or a death notice for my mother in law. Her name is
    Anna I Serino. Born Anna Isabella Nash. Married name Welty. Then divorced and married Alfred P Serino.
    Her Date of birth is 04/10/1932
    Date of death is said to be 12/15/2020
    Her Home address was in Buckeye Arizona but she had a stroke a month earlier and went to the ER, then from there was transferred to a rehabilitation facility nearby. She passed away at the facility from COVID. Can you locate her death record? I can’t find anything online. Thank you

  25. says:

    Steven, we are not finding any death records in our Arizona death record index. You can also reach out to the Arizona Department of Public Health to inquire about an AZ death verification

  26. says:

    I\’m just trying to figure out if my dad died or not because he was battling hunting dieses his name is Eric R Vangen please I need to know he also lives in Wayland Arizona

  27. says:

    Amber, we could not find the Arizona death record for your friend. You can also try contacting the Arizona Department of Health for a death verification. Sometimes there is a delay in reporting of vital records with our public record resources, especially with Covid19 temporary closures of public facilities.

  28. says:

    I am trying to find out if a friend of mine passed away recently.
    Robin Duane Maddeaux
    DOB 11/11/63
    Spouse: Nanette
    Location: Scottsdale/Mesa/Phoenix

  29. says:

    Mohamed, you will want to reach out to the Arizona Department of Health Services about your death certificate inquiry. Their phone number is 602-542-1025 for your convenience

  30. says:

    To whom this may concern,

    Om September 28 i applied for a family member’s death certificate (Mr.Ahmed N’ait Ali) who died in Yuma last July with $55 fees to Vital-records unfortunately i did not have any kind of the required document from decedent family who lived overseas.
    However, i just got the document showing that i am the family representative, i would like to apply once again without paying the required fees, what needs to be done in this case?

    Looking forward to an early answer,
    Mohamed Ousti, Poughkeepsie, New York

Last Updated: 2017-05-08

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