Office Location: 4115 E Foothills Dr., Sierra Vista, AZ 85635 
Phone: 520-432-9406, 520-803-3927, or 520-803-3925

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

Anyone who needs a birth or death certificate can visit any Health & Social Services location and utilize the drop box or mail directly to the Sierra Vista or Bisbee location. 

Cost: $20.00 per certified copy (when paying by Money order or Cash). Payment methods are cash (if dropping off), credit, debit or money order. All major credit cards are accepted. With all credit or debit card transactions there is a convenience fee applied. (Please see chart below)


** Cochise County Vital Records fees are as follows:

Birth Certificate $20.00
Establishing Paternity $30.00
BC Correction/Amendment $30.00
Death Certificate $20.00
DC Correction/Amendment $30.00
Fetal Death Certificate $20.00
Certificate of Birth Resulting in Still Birth $20.00
Birth Non-Certified - For Government Agencies Only $5.00
Death Non-Certified - For Government Agencies Only $5.00

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.

Identification or Notarized Signature is required: If applying in person (at any of the drop off locations), applicant must show one of the valid government-issued photo IDs listed below. 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:

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

Eligibility Requirements for Birth Certificates

Eligibility Requirements for Death Certificates

Amendments & Corrections

Register a Home Birth


VitalChek is your direct connection to order certified copies of Arizona vital records (with government seal) for your immediate family - order online and receive them by express mail. VitalChek is an independent vendor and not a program of the Cochise County Health Department. To obtain information and instructions for ordering Arizona vital records on VitalChek: Visit the Arizona VitalChek website.



To get more information from the Arizona Department of Health Service's Office of Vital Records please visit Arizona Department of Health Services , reach them by phone at (888) 816-5907 or (602) 364-1300 or by mail at Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Vital Records, 1818 West Adams, Phoenix, AZ 85007.