Adult Child

The adult child is eligible to receive a certified copy of the death certificate if all of the following criteria are met:

  • The adult child must be at least 18 years of age. If less than 18 years of age, provide proof of emancipation, according to A.R.S. Title 12, chapter 15, or proof of marriage (i.e. a certified court order that documents the individual has been emancipated or a marriage certificate that proves the person is married).
  • Submit a copy of his/her birth certificate which names the deceased individual as the parent of the applicant, or, if applicable, a copy of a court order of adoption or certificate of adoption certified by the issuing court or other court order naming the deceased individual's parent.
  • If the adult child was born in Arizona, a search can be completed for the adult child's record in the applicable electronic registry system to verify the record names the deceased individual as the parent of the applicant.
  • The adult child submits a signed application.
  • The adult child provides valid government issued identification or notarized signature on the application.
  • The adult child submits the appropriate fee(s).

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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