BIRTH CERTIFICATE AND SOCIAL SECURITY CARD

With your signature and permission, the Social Security Card will be automatically mailed to you.

You must purchase a copy of the Birth Certificate; Vital Records will not allow us to do that for you. 

Once the birth is complete:

- We will fill out the Certificate of Live Birth Worksheet 

- The mother or father will sign the Worksheet, indicting that the information is correct. 

- The primary midwife will sign the Worksheet, indicating that she witnessed the birth. 

- If mom and dad are not married and they want dad's name to be on the birth certificate, they will need to fill out an Acknowledgment of Paternity form. You will need 3 copies of this form.

- Within one week of the birth, our office will send the Worksheet to Vital Records

- Vital Records will then register the birth with the state & federal agencies, including the Social Security Department if the parents indicated that they wanted the Social Security Card to me automatically issued.

- When the Social Security Department receives the data from Vital Records, they’ll mail the baby's card to the parents address.

- Receiving the card is a good indication that your copy of the Birth Certificate is ready for purchase. 

- You have three options for purchasing a copy of the birth certificate.

1) Online: 

  www.vitalcheck.com 

2) By mail:

Send an application, $20 money order or cashiers check, a self address stamped envelope, a copy of the front and the back of your drivers license, proof of relationship (prenatal labs) and the application (provided on the next page) to your county’s vital records office (below). You should receive your copy within 7 business days. 

3) In person w/ same day service. Call ahead to verify acceptable forms of payment. Take your payment, your I.D with you to your local, County Health Department, Office of Vital Records. You may want to call ahead and see if they need anything else from you at the time of order. 

Where to go in person:

Maricopa County

Office of Vital Registration
3221 N. 16th St., Ste. 100 Phoenix, AZ 85016

Office of Vital Registration
3003 W. Thomas Rd., Ste. 200B Phoenix, AZ 85017

Office of Vital Registration
4419 E. Main St., Ste. 105 Mesa, AZ 85205

Office of Vital Registration
1850 N 95th Avenue, Ste. 182 Phoenix, AZ 85037 (602) 506-6805

Coconino County

2625 N. King St. Flagstaff, AZ 86004 (928) 679-7272

Pinal County 

36235 N. Gantzel Rd. San Tan Valley, AZ 85142
(520) 886-4670 / 1-800-231-8499 (C) (MO) (CC)

41600 West Smith-Enke Rd. Bldg. 15 Maricopa, AZ 85138
(520) 866-4261 / 1-800-231-8499

Yavapai County Health Department

1090 Commerce Dr. Prescott, AZ 86305
(928) 771-3125

 

NOT ALL OFFICES WILL OFFER IN-PERSON COPIES OF BIRTH CERTIFICATES. IT IS A GOOD IDEA TO CALL AHEAD. 

Please visit http://azdhs.gov/vital-records/  or call for the most current fee schedule for each office.