Vital Records


Birth and Death Certificates are available at any Health and Social Services location in Cochise County. We offer same day services at our Douglas, Bisbee, Sierra Vista, Benson and Willcox locations. If you would like to mail in your request, please mail it to the Sierra Vista or Bisbee locations, please see directory for address. A birth certificate will not be mailed to you by the hospital. You must apply at the office of Vital Records no sooner than three weeks after the baby's birth. 

The Cochise County Office of Vital Records does not Issue Birth & Death Certificates from different states please contact the respective State's Vital Records Office.

Confidentiality Notice: Arizona is not an open record state. Birth and death certificates are confidential.



It costs $20 per certified copy (when paying by Money order or Cash). Payment methods are cash (if in person), credit, debit, or money orders. All major credit cards are accepted. With all credit or debit card transactions, there is a convenience fee applied. Please note: NO PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED

Convenience Fees

Transaction AmountFee
$5 to $54.99$2
$55 to $250.99$5
$251 to $500 or greater$10

Record Request Fees

Birth Certificate$20
Establishing Paternity$30
BC Correction/Amendment$30
Death Certificate$20
DC Correction/Amendment$30
Fetal Death Certificate$20
Certificate of Birth Resulting in Still Birth$20
Birth Non-Certified - For Government Agencies Only$5
Death Non-Certified - For Government Agencies Only$5
  1. Identification & Notarized Signature

Identification or Notarized Signature is required: If applying in person (at any of the drop off locations), the applicant must show one of the valid government-issued photo IDs. If applying by Mail or Online through VitalChek, submit a copy of your valid ID listed below or have your signature notarized. 

Valid Government Issued Identification with Picture and Signature:

  • Employment Authorized Card (Forms I-766, I-688A or I-6688)
  • Passports - United States or Foreign issued
  • Permanent Resident Card issued on or after May 11, 2010, which includes a signature
  • Resident Alien Card (Form I-551)
  • Temporary Resident Alien Card (I-688)
  • Tribal Identification that contains bearer's signature
  • United States issued Drivers License or Identification Card
  • United States Military Identification Card that contains bearer's signature (some do not)
  • United States Territories Drivers License or Identification Card
  • Visa - In a passport and the bearer's signature is on the passport, not the Visa

Note: Expired, cracked, broken, taped or faded identification cannot be accepted.


Arizona Department of Health Services

Online and Expedited Orders

VitalChek is your direct connection to order certified copies of Arizona vital records (with government seal) for your immediate family - order online and receives them by express mail. VitalChek is an independent vendor and not a program of the Cochise County Health Department. 

  • Visit Arizona VitalChek to obtain information and instructions for ordering Arizona vital records.