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 http://genealogy.az.gov/ 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.