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

  • The parent's name is included in the deceased individual's death record.
    • If the parent's name is not included in the death record, a copy of the deceased individual's birth registration that lists the name of the parent or, if applicable, a certified copy of a court order of adoption or certificate of adoption or other court order naming the applicant as the deceased individual's parent.
    • If the decedent was born in Arizona, the parent shall provide the name and date of birth of the decedent for verification (provided on the application) in the applicable electronic registry system. If the decedent was born in another state, a copy of the deceased registrant's birth record that contains the name of the parent.
  • The parent submits a signed application.
  • The parent provides valid government issued identification or notarized signature on the application.
  • The parent 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