Noncertified Copy: Genealogical Research

A person who is a family member, including a niece or nephew, of a registrant, who is conducting research for genealogical purposes may request a noncertified copy of the registrant’s death certificate if all of the following criteria are met:

  • The applicant is at least 18 years of age.
  • Documentation demonstrating the applicant's relationship to the registrant whose record they are requesting (i.e. one or more birth certificates, death certificates or a marriage certificate that show the person's relationship to the registrant).
  • For births or deaths in Arizona, provide information about the person or related person whose birth or death was registered in Arizona to assist in locating the registered records of the related person(s) in the applicable electronic registry system.
  • Non-acceptable types of documentation to establish relationship:
    • Pedigrees, Lineage charts, Family trees.
  • The applicant submits a signed application.
  • The applicant provides valid, government-issued identification which contains the applicant’s name and signature or notarized signature on the application.
  • The applicant submits the appropriate fee for each noncertified copy requested.

Note: The genealogist may obtain a copy of a birth certificate or death certificate on the Arizona Department of Health Services’ website for registered birth certificates that are seventy-five (75) years after the person’s birth or a registered death certificate that is fifty years (50) after the person’s death.

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1. Funeral Director or Funeral Director’s Designee
2. Spouse
3. Parents
4. Grandparent
5. Adult Child
6. Grandchild
7. Brother or Sister
8. A Person Designated in a Power of Attorney
9. A Person Responsible for Final Disposition (Other than a Funeral Director)
10. A Person Named as the Executor or Beneficiary of the Deceased Individual's Estate
11. A Beneficiary of the Deceased Individual's Life Insurance Policy
12. A Person Named in a Court Order
13. A Person Authorized by an Eligible Person
14. An Insurance Company/Financial Institution
15. A Hospital or Healthcare Institution
16. A Person with a Court Order Having a Claim Against the Deceased Individual's Estate
17. An Attorney Representing a Person Eligible to Receive a Certified Copy
18. Consulate of a Foreign Government Request
19. Government Agency Request
20. Noncertified Copy: Genealogical Research
21. Noncertified Copy: Government Agency Request