Arizona Public Records

Arizona Public Records is the information that can be accessed under the Arizona Public Records Law. These records can be retrieved by sending direct requests to the agency where the records reside and by sending a Public Records Reproduction Request to the Office of the Secretary using this form.

The public records included in the law are “books, papers, maps, photographs, or other documentary materials.” These could pertain to “calendars, reports, legal memoranda, policies and procedures, accident reports, training videos and materials, tape recordings of meetings where there are no written minutes, personnel records, case files, and databases.” 

In Arizona, meetings of public bodies and officials are also considered public records. The Arizona Open Meetings Act states that all notices and agenda of these meetings must be transparently available to the constituents and general public. However, there are closed meetings that cannot be requested for viewing which involve salary, discipline, negotiations, planning and legal consultation.

Public court records can be accessed through this portal.  However, you will need to apply for an eAccess account through the Arizona Courts website. The information in this website is updated on a weekly basis. These court records can be accessed by the public, with the exception of certain files pertaining to adoptions or juveniles. 

Business records are not comprehensively filed in the Arizona State Archives and while there are some Arizona Corporation Commission records and certain business filings, there are no “extensive collection of business records.” It is possible, however, to purchase certain databases for a price such as the: Campaign Finance Information database for commercial use; Commissioned Notary database; Lobbyist database; Trade name, Trademark & Partnership Public Information Index; and Uniform Commercial Code (UCC) database.

 Title 39 of the Arizona Revised Statutes outlines the process of requesting public records. The Revised Statutes mandate that permanent public records of the state, a county, city or town, or other political subdivision of the state, shall be transcribed or kept on paper or other material which is of durable of permanent quality,” furthermore, “permanent public records transcribed or kept as provided in subsection A shall be stored and maintained according to standards for the storage of public records.” 

There is a penalty prescribed for public officers who transcribe or keep public records in a way that violates the sections enclosed in this law. 

In Arizona, it is not allowed to request “adoption records, probate records involving juveniles, school student records and Arizona State Hospital records of patients are closed.” Exempted from public access are “disciplinary records of some professional groups, some medical records, some corrections department records, bank records and trade secrets” as well.

Laws about Public Records: The Arizona Freedom of Information Act 

  • Arizona Open Meetings Act: “It is the public policy of Arizona that meetings of public bodies conducted openly and that notices and agendas be provided for these meetings which contain such information as is reasonably necessary to inform the public of the matters to be discussed or decided.” 
  • Public Records Law: “Arizona law requires all officers and public bodies to maintain records reasonably necessary to provide an accurate accounting of their official activities and of any government funded activities.”

Arizona Court Records 

Arizona Court Records is accessible to the public through the Arizona Public Records Law which was passed in 1901, with the latest amendment in 1993. This law allows “any member of the public in Arizona to access public records at any state level.” Furthermore, it states that “it is the fundamental right of every Arizona resident to do so, which promotes openness and safeguards government accountability.” 

Full State Record Reports that are available for public access include: Criminal Cases, Legal Judgements, Felonies, Sex Offense Charges, Larceny/Theft Charges, Court Costs, Fines Paid, Disposition Details, Incarceration Details, Arrest Charges, Offense Details, Arrests/Warrants, Property and Tax Liens, Divorce Cases, Robbery/Burglary Charges, Driving Violations, Charges Filed, Plea Details, Sentencing Details, Parole Details, Police Report, Mugshot(s), Bankruptcy Filings, Misdemeanor Cases, DWI/DWI Charges, Assault/Battery Charges, Domestic Violence Cases, Charging Agency, Conviction Details, Probation Details, Court Information, and Bail Details. 

There is a disclaimer, however, that results on these records are based upon available information from state, county, and municipal databases, and may not include some or all of the details.

Requesting court records can be processed through the Clerk’s Office. The Arizona Court website specifies the process for requesting copies of court documents: 

“Most documents are available to all PACER subscribers for a fee of $.10 per page, not to exceed $2.40 per document downloaded. The Clerk’s Office will also provide copies of court documents for a fee of $.50 per page, payable in advance. Court records filed prior to August 1, 2005, are generally maintained at the Clerk’s Office for a period of 5 years after the case has been closed. Inactive records are periodically sent to the Federal Records Center in Perris, California.”

As for the case files that have been sent to the Federal Records Center, you may contact their Customer Services Department (in person or by mail) and submit a fee of $64 for the first box and $39 for each additional box, in advance. Make sure to contact the office to determine the proper location of a court file before paying the fee.

For research purposes and locating case numbers, you may also use their public access computers and microfiche indexes in their Customer Service lobby. 

According to the Arizona State Records website, there were 1,258,302 cases filed in Arizona district courts in 2017.

Extra information 

  • According to the National Freedom of Information Coalition, “The Arizona Public Records Law has been in existence for more than 100 years and mandates that all public records be open to inspection by any person at all times during office hours.”
  • The NFOIC website also states that,“The Arizona Public Records Law does have some exceptions which include…the release of a record would constitute an invasion of personal privacy and that invasion outweighs the public’s right to know, or if the disclosure of a record is detrimental to the best interests of the state. Arizona law also requires individuals who are making a FOIA request for commercial purposes to state those purposes.”

State Court Judgements 

All Arizona case records and court judgments are open to the public except those that may be closed by law. Cases that are considered closed unless opened by a court order are: Juvenile Delinquency Proceedings Records and certain details of Adult Criminal Records. 

Furthermore, as outlined in the Rules 123, Public Access to the Judicial Records of the State of Arizona, “All administrative records are open to the public except as provided herein: 

  1. Employee Records – Records maintained concerning individuals who are employees or who perform volunteer services are closed except for the following information:
    1. Full name of individual
    2. Date of employment
    3. Current and previous job titles and descriptions, and effective date of employment
    4. Name of current or last known supervisor; and
    5. Information authorized to be released by the individual to the public unless prohibited by law
  2. Applicant Records
  3. Judicial Case Assignments
  4. Security Records
  5. Procurement Records – Procurement and bid records are open to the public except as provided herein:
    1. Sealed Bids
    2. Invitation for Bid
    3. Competitive Sealed Proposals and Requests for Qualifications
    4. Trade Secrets
  6. Preliminary and Draft Reports Concerning Court Operations; Pre-decisional Documents
  7. Patron Records
  8. Remote Electronic Access User Records
  9. Attorney and Judicial Work Product
  10. Juror Records
  11. Proprietary and Licensed Material
  12. Copyrighted Documents and Materials
  13. Judicial Branch Training Materials and Records
  14. Certification Records”

State Criminal and Arrest Records 

Arizona criminal records are available in multiple state and local law enforcement and court databases. The Arizona Department of Public Safety provides statewide criminal history records upon request. Individuals can request to review their own criminal records while employers may request background checks on current and potential hires. To obtain such records, visit the Criminal History Records page of the ADPS.

Local criminal histories are available from Arizona sheriff’s offices and police departments. Contact the local law enforcement agency in person or by mail to request criminal records from there. Arizona courts also have online portals hosting criminal case records. The Arizona Judicial Branch provides a publicly accessible case search tool for those looking for these records. Not all of the state’s courts contribute records to this database. For court records that are not being hosted in the main Arizona Judicial website, the official site advises to go directly to the record search pages of non-participating courts in this Unavailable Courts page.

Arrest Records in State 

In Arizona, arrest records are considered official law enforcement documents which detail arrests and detentions of alleged criminals. These records do not specify admission to the alleged crimes they describe, which may pertain to misdemeanors or felonies. Arizona Arrest Records only indicate that the listed individual was apprehended and brought in for questioning or detained. An Arizona arrest record contains the following information:

  • Name, sex, date of birth, and other vital information of the arrested individual
  • Date and place of arrest
  • Alleged offense
  • Arresting officer
  • State or local detention facility where the individual was brought in

Arizona Misdemeanors

In Arizona, misdemeanors are minor offenses that have a penalty of up to 6 months in a county jail. These are the three classes of misdemeanors:

  • Class 1 misdemeanors have a penalty of up to 6 months in jail and a maximum fine of $2,500. (i.e. Prostitution)
  • Class 2 misdemeanors have a penalty of up to 4 months in jail and a maximum fine of $750. (i.e. Assault)
  • Class 3 misdemeanors have a penalty of up to 30 days in jail and a maximum fine of $500. (i.e. Criminal Speeding)

Arizona Felonies

Felonies are crimes that have a penalty of up to one year or longer in state prisons. These are the six classes of felony:

  • Class 1 felonies have a penalty of 16 years to life in prison. In Arizona, Class 1 felonies  are first- and second-degree murder. Second-degree murder is punishable by up to 16 years in jail. First-degree murder is punishable by death or life imprisonment.
  • Class 2 felonies have a penalty of 5 years for a presumptive term, and 12.5 years for an aggravated term in prison. (i.e. Possession of dangerous drugs for sale)
  • Class 3 felonies have a penalty of 3.5 years as a presumptive term and 8.75 years as an aggravated term in prison. An example is growing 4 or more pounds of marijuana
  • Class 4 felonies have a penalty of 2.5 years as a presumptive term and 3.75 years as an aggravated term in prison. (i.e. Theft of property worth $4000 or over)
  • Class 5 felonies are felonies Arizona lawmakers have failed to classify. The presumptive term is 2 years while the aggravated term is 2.5 years. (i.e. Pimping)
  • Class 6 felonies have a penalty of 1 year as a presumptive term and 2 years as an aggravated term in prison. In Arizona, judges can re-designate Class 6 felony convictions as Class 1 misdemeanors.

Arizona Sex Offender Listings

Arizona sex offender listings are a public register of sex offenders living within the state. Sex offenders are registered at county level, but the database is available statewide. The Arizona Department of Public Safety handles the official Arizona Sex Offender Registry. There is an online portal that allow users to view registered offenders by name, city, zip code, and street address.

There are 3 levels of sex offenders in Arizona. They are categorized based on the likelihood of repeating the crime – with Level 3 being most likely and Level 1 being the least. Law enforcement agencies, communities, and neighbors are notified whenever convicted sex offenders get released from prison.

  • Level 1 offenders: Notify law enforcement 
  • Level 2 offenders: Notify registered community organizations that involve children and victims of sex offenses
  • Level 3 offenders: Notify law enforcement, registered community organizations that involve children, and the neighbors of the released offender

Serious Traffic Violations

Serious traffic violations in Arizona include reckless driving, speeding and driving under the influence (DUI). Each violation of either civil or criminal traffic laws add up points to the violator’s driving record.

Civil Traffic Violations 

  • Failure to stop for a sign or traffic signal – 4 points
  • Failure to yield the right of way – 4 points
  • Speeding – 3 points
  • Driving over/parking in a gore area – 3 points
  • Following another vehicle too closely – 2 points

Criminal Traffic Violations 

  • DUI – 8 points; With license suspension, jail time of no less than 10 days, community service, and a minimum fine of $1,250
  • Extreme DUI – 8 points; With license revocation, jail time of no less than 90 days, community service, and a minimum fine of $3,000
  • Reckless driving – 8 points; With possible license suspension
  • Aggressive driving – 8 points; With 30-day suspension of license
  • Hit-and-run – 6 points; With license revocation
  • Moving violation resulting in death – 6 points; With license revocation for 3 years and possible jail time

Conviction Records

Arizona courts produce conviction records after trials finding individuals guilty of the charges brought against them. In Arizona, juries and judges render convictions. Conviction records are official court documents that provide details of the indictments, pleas, hearings, and sentencing of individuals involved charged with criminal felonies and misdemeanors.

Jail and Inmate Records

Arizona inmate and jail records pertain to official documents that indicate the inmates incarcerated in state prisons and county jails. The Arizona Department of Corrections (ADC) has ten state-run prisons and six private prisons. To find an inmate in Arizona, use the Inmate Datasearch tool in the official ADC webportal or send a formal online request to the department.

Parole Information

An inmate must complete the minimum length of their sentence to two-thirds of their sentence to be eligible for parole in Arizona. These parole decisions are handled by the  Board of Executive Clemency. Parole records are available directly from the Arizona Department of Corrections and are also searchable from the Department’s Inmate Datasearch page. More information on how to use the Datasearch portals can be found here. There are also 17 parole offices all over Arizona that are open for the public to  enquire about parole information.

Probation Records

Probation records include details about convicted criminals that are serving their sentences outside the state prisons. These records include: the details of suspended sentences, terms of convicts’ supervised release, and parole officers assigned to parolees. The Adult Probation Service Division (APSD) manages Arizona’s probation programs and services. To request probation records, contact the APSD by calling (602) 452-3460 or physically visit the ASPD at 1501 W. Washington, Suite 344, Phoenix, AZ 85007.

Juvenile Criminal Records

Juvenile criminal records provide details of criminal cases involving minors. In Arizona, minors are not tried as adults. Instead, the Arizona Department of Juvenile Corrections (ADJC) supervises the rehabilitation of juvenile offenders. The records of these juvenile offenders are not public, except to select parties or court orders. The ADJC honors requests that contain the signed releases from former juveniles or the parents/legal guardians of juveniles that are still under the age of 18. 

Extra information 

  • Police Accountability – “By state law, public agencies must release public documents within a reasonable amount of time.” In an interview with Arizona news portal, ABC15, “Attorneys in the Valley say that kind of delay is not considered a “reasonable amount of time” and can be a violation of your rights.” 
  • Policing and Protests – There are limits of authority to the police force as outlined in their official operation orders, however, there is a clause which allows them the use of discretion: “Nothing in this manual is designed to suppress the use of common sense and sound police tactics.”
  • Criminal Justice – Criminal Case Details that are included for requested reports may include the: “Arrest Report, Arrest Location, Warrants, Police Report, Conviction Details, Incarceration Details, Probation Records, Bail & Bond Details, Jail Records, DUI & DWI, Offender Profile, Offender Address, Drug Offenses, Felonies, Misdemeanors, Arraignment Details, Booking Info, and more.”
  • Gun Control – The Arizona Gun Laws allow anyone 21 or above carry “a hidden, loaded firearm in public without a license.” However, the state does “prohibit firearms at polling places.”
  • Marijuana Legalization and Reciprocity – The Smart and Safe Arizona Act is a “ballot initiative to legalize adult-use (recreational) marijuana has been approved by the Secretary of State to be listed on the general election ballot in November 2020.” Currently, only medical marijuana is allowed within the state.
  • State Most Wanted – “The Arizona WANTED (Wanted Apprehension Network Targeted Enforcement Detail) Task Force operate in partnership with the United States Marshals Service…Targeted crimes will primarily include violent crimes afainst persons, weapons offenses, felony drug offenses, and/or weapons offenses.” More information can be found at Source

Find People in Arizona

Aside from the official portals of the Arizona local government, there are also third-party websites with direct access to the concerned departments and archives where specific records reside.

How to do a license plate lookup in Arizona

The Arizona Department of Transportation has an official electronic portal for “authorized government agencies and commercial companies to access current state of Arizona Title and Registration and Driver License Motor Vehicle Records (MVRs) online view interactive access or batch file processing.” Business emails are entertained over at [email protected] or [email protected] but private individuals can request Public Records through their online contact form.

Arizona People Search, Phone Number Search, Address Search

The Arizona State Records website allows users to type in the full name and city of a specific resident. The search can include: “Arrest/Warrant Records, Criminal Records, Court Records, Marriage Records, Bankruptcies and Liens, Civil Judgements, Lawsuits, Jail and Inmate Records, Divorce Records, Birth Records, Property Records, and Police Reports.”

For other details such as age, addresses and phone numbers, there is the Arizona White Pages which allow users to find a person and get a background check.

Asset and Property Records

Property records can only be viewed upon sending a formal request to the Arizona Department of Revenue. Their website states, “To protect the privacy of the owners of Unclaimed Property, we will not release information about any property until the department has received a signed claim form and evidence of ownership.”

After mailing your claim, you will have to wait 14 business days before calling Arizona Unclaimed Property customer service for information about the property you are claiming.

The department also includes a report of the properties with any payment made.

Asset and Property Records

Property records can only be viewed upon sending a formal request to the Arizona Department of Revenue. Their website states, “To protect the privacy of the owners of Unclaimed Property, we will not release information about any property until the department has received a signed claim form and evidence of ownership.”

After mailing your claim, you will have to wait 14 business days before calling Arizona Unclaimed Property customer service for information about the property you are claiming.

The department also includes a report of the properties with any payment made.

Unclaimed property

The Arizona Department of Revenue is “responsible for finding owners of unclaimed intangible personal property turned over to the state.” As their website states, “Arizona is considered a “custodial state” and holds such property on behalf of the owners of lost or abandoned property. Unclaimed property is reported to Arizona when the owner’s last known address is located in the state.

The Arizona Department of Revenue handles the state’s unclaimed property, which includes such items as money, uncashed checks, drafts, state warrants, uncashed payroll checks, interest dividends or income, savings and checking accounts, safe deposit box contents, credit balances, customer overpayments, unidentified remittances and securities.”

To check for unclaimed property, the Arizona Department of Revenue has an online database where the properties are listed. In their web portal (Link), owners can also file a claim and holders can report property. According to their website, the total value of unclaimed property due is $1,534,930,705

For those who want to check if they have unclaimed property under their name or business, simply type in your first and last name, or business name and let their internal search engine check for any listed assets in the state.

Missing Children

The Arizona Department of Public Safety has a Missing Children Search (Source) in their roster of public services. Other services include, “information services, permitting services and licensing services.”

Their Missing Children list has a search function that allows a user to look up a missing child by providing their First Name, Last Name, Age Last Seen Range, Age Now Range, Date Last Contracted Range, Gender, Race, Hair Color, Eye color, Height Range, Weight Range, Agency Case Number and Agency Name.

Though the department also clarifies that further information on a missing person can be acquired with the investigating agency as their database is not the originating source of the information contained in the page.

Trademarks – Division of Corporations trademark and service mark records

As indicated in the Arizona Secretary of State’s official website, “The Office of the Secretary of State files the registration of trade names and trademarks in the State of Arizona. The registration of trade names and trademarks is not legally required in our state, but is an accepted business practice.” Source

Immigration

Arizona Senate Bill 1070 or the Support Our Law Enforcement and Safe Neighborhoods Act was, at its time of passage, considered the strictest anti-illegal immigration measure in the United States. The Act allows law enforcement to check for required documents during a “lawful stop, detention or arrest” if a person raises reasonable suspicion that they are an illegal alien. 

Voting rights

The Arizona Advisory Committee to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights submitted an advisory memorandum (Source) regarding Arizona Voting Rights. Among the noteworthy highlights are: Felony convictions trigger a cancellation of voter registration; Proof of citizenship is required for the polling booths but alternative forms of ID from Native American voters are allowed; Voting rights are restored under the discretion of a judge; And most notably, there is a restriction on mail-in ballots, making it illegal to submit ballots received via post even with the consent of the voter.

Economic justice

There is an Arizona Center for Economic Progress that advocates to promote Economic Justice in the state. Their four key priorities are as follows: 

  • Quality public schools in every neighborhood;
  • Affordable and accessible post-secondary education and job training opportunities;
  • Eliminate barriers to joining the workforce;
  • Robust infrastructure and sustainable communities that support our growing population (Source)

Worker’s rights

Arizona Employee rights include: Rights against unlawful termination, whistleblower protection, right to privacy, equal pay, anti-discrimination, and transparent drug testing policies in the workplace. Their minimum wage is at $11/hour. (Source)

Climate protection

An Arizona-based news publication writes, “Arizona, as one of the hottest, driest and fastest-warming parts of the country, faces major challenges as the world continues to heat up with the burning of fossil fuels.” As climate change continues to drastically affect cities around the state, there has yet to be a statewide climate change assessment as of 2020. (Source)

Disability rights

The Arizona Center for Disability Law protects people who have “a wide range of physical, mental, psychiatric, sensory, and cognitive disabilities.” Then there is also the Arizona Disabled American Veterans non-profit group, Arizona Bridge to Independent Living (ABIL), Disability Rights in Housing – US Department of Housing & Urban Development 

Non-discrimination laws

Arizona workers are protected from discrimination based on their sexual orientation or transgender status in the office, but this law does not extend to other circumstances such as housing (Source)

Healthcare

Arizona Health Care Cost Containment System (AHCCCS) is “Arizona’s Medicaid agency that offers health care programs to serve Arizona residents. Individuals must meet certain income and other requirements to obtain services.”

(https://www.azahcccs.gov/)

Educational justice

Arizona Compulsory Education laws generally require children ages 6 to 16 to attend school, with exceptions such as attendance at a private school, home-schooling or early graduation. Meanwhile, school records are private unless there is written permission from the student’s guardians that will allow the documents to be disclosed to a third-party.

Corporal punishment is also still allowed in Arizona. The state leaves policies on corporal punishment to the discretion of each district’s governing board (Source)

State taxes

Arizona state taxes fall under the jurisdiction of the Arizona Department of Revenue. Like federal income tax, state taxes are based on income brackets. A complete table on each bracket can be found here

Arizona Vital Records 

Statutory Law generally considers vital records confidential, therefore it is only to be viewed and/or requested by authorized parties. Only authorized parties who can demonstrate a direct and tangible interest in the record can request them.

Interested parties who wish to obtain copies of vital records in Arizona need to be at least 18 years of age and obtain a proof of identity, such as a government-issued ID with their name and photo. 

State marriage records

Marriage records in Arizona fall under public records and may be openly accessed.

Interested parties who wish to obtain copies of marriage records in the state of Arizona need to contact the clerk of the superior court for the county where the marriage occurred. The Arizona Judicial Branch website contains a list of courts in each county in the state for quick reference on which office to contact.

According to the Arizona Department of Health Services, “Marriage and divorce records are not available from the Bureau of Vital Records.” 

Arizona Divorce Records 

Divorce Records in the state of Arizona fall under public records and can be openly accessible. However, in some cases, a judge may deem it fit to grant a petition to seal a divorce record. Closed records may only be accessed by authorized parties or a court order. Judges tend to close divorce records that contain confidential information (i.e. information involving the identification of a minor and/or a victim of domestic abuse). 

Similar to marriage records, divorce records can be requested from the county where the divorce was filed in or domiciled. There are usually required fees upon the request of divorce records.

Arizona Birth Records

Birth records in Arizona can only be requested by the following:

  • A registrant on the record who is at least 18 years old. Registrants below the age of 18 are required to provide proof of emancipation
  • A registrant’s parent, grandparent, spouse, adult child, adult grandchild or adult sibling
  • A registrant’s legal guardian
  • An attorney representing any of the aforementioned parties
  • A party with appropriate legal authority empowering them to obtain the record. This includes, but is not limited, to parties with a power of attorney, conservators and adoption agencies

Interested parties who wish to obtain copies of birth records may do so from the Arizona Department of Health Services by completing an Application for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate. This form should be submitted via mail to:

Bureau of Vital Records
       PO Box 6018
       Phoenix, AZ 85005

To obtain these records in person, interested parties are required to visit the office of the local county department of health. Contact information for these offices may be gleaned from the application form provided above. Finally, requestors may also obtain these records through a third-party website. This method provides interested parties with the advantage of accessing these records remotely. Copies of birth records typically cost $20. Parties who utilize the online method for obtaining these records may be required to pay an additional service charge.

Arizona Death Records

In the state of Arizona, death records are also considered confidential records and may only be accessed by the following authorized parties:

  • A member of the decedent’s immediate family who is at least 18 years old (this includes grandparents and grandchildren)
  • An attorney or any legal representative of any of the aforementioned parties
  • Any party with appropriate legal authority empowering them to obtain the record.

Death records may be requested by submitting an Application for Certified Copy of Death to any local county health department or directly to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Interested parties may also mail their requests to:

Bureau of Vital Records
       PO Box 6018
       Phoenix, AZ 85005

Death records from the Arizona Department of Health have a fee of $20 per copy. This fee may vary across the local county departments of health.

Arizona Adoption Records

Adoption records are sealed in the state of Arizona and can only be released through a court order. For adoptive parents who wish to request for a copy of a birth certificate after adoption, they must submit a written request to the Arizona Department of Health Services. Enclosed with their request is a complete Application for Certified Copy of Birth Certificate and Adoption Worksheet. Requestors must also obtain a certified final decree of adoption from the superior court where the adoption was granted. Their request will cost a fee of $30, and an extra $20 for every additional copy of the record. Cash payments are not accepted and fees must be paid through an attorney’s company business check, money orders, or Visa/MasterCard. These requirements should be mailed to this address upon completion:

Bureau of Vital Records
       Attn: Adoptions
       P.O. Box 6018
       Phoenix, AZ 85005

As stated in ARS Title 8-134, interested parties may request sealed adoption records through the services of a confidential intermediary. Any information confidential intermediaries obtain may only be shared between parties after a written content from both the subject of the records search and the party that initiated the search for records. Parties who are allowed to request the services of such confidential intermediaries include:

  • An adoptee who is at least 18 years old
  • The adoptive parents or legal guardians of an adoptee who is at least 18 years old
  • The spouse of a deceased adoptee, if the spouse is the parent or legal guardian of any of the adoptee’s offspring
  • Any adult offspring of a deceased adoptee
  • An adoptee’s birth parents, adult siblings, biological grandparents and any other member of the adoptees extended biological family

Arizona Cemetery and Burial Records

Interment.net keeps a complete burial record for the entire state of Arizona (Source) by collecting records from 19 cemeteries within the state. There are hundreds of thousands of records within the database.

As stated in the Arizona State Records website, “Publicly available vital records are also accessible from some third-party websites” and that “These websites offer the benefit of not being limited by geographical record availability and can often serve as a starting point when researching a specific or multiple records.”

To find a record using the search engines on these sites, interested parties must provide:

  • The name of someone involved providing it is a not a juvenile
  • The assumed location of the record in question such as a city, county, or state name

Reproductive Justice in Arizona

Women’s Reproductive health care providers have an ongoing battle with Arizona TRAP (Targeted Regulation of Abortion Provider) laws that practice “an advance practice clinician ban that prohibits qualified advanced practice clinicians like nurse practitioners from providing abortions and related services; A mandatory delay and two-trip requirement; A telemedicine ban that prevents access to early abortion services in remote areas.”

LGBT rights

Same-sex couples are allowed to marry and adopt; however, the state has limited protections against sexuality and gender-based discrimination on circumstances outside the workplace. This means Arizona LGBT members are protected from workplace discrimination or unlawful termination, but are not protected from discrimination from housing and the like.