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

  • The birth certificate of their child, the parent who is named on the deceased individual's birth certificate and on the deceased individual's death certificate, 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 grandparent's child (mother or father named on the registrant's certificate) was born in Arizona, the grandparent shall provide the name and date of birth of that child for verification in the applicable electronic registry system.
  • The grandparent submits a signed application.
  • The grandparent provides valid government issued identification or notarized signature on the application.
  • The grandparent 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