Apache County Office of Vital Records located at 75 W. Cleveland St., St. Johns, AZ, issues certified copies of birth and death certificates. Requests can be made in person or by mail. We accept cash or money order when submitting requests over-the-counter and money order only when mailing in a request.
Births prior to 1950 — Apache County Office of Vital Records cannot issue certificates for births that occurred prior to 1950. You must apply directly to the Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Vital Records.
Births from 1950 through 1989 — Apache County Office of Vital Records is only able to issue an “As Is” birth certificate. The “As Is” birth certificate is an electronic certified copy of the birth certificate that contains limited information, such as the registrant’s name, date of birth, county of birth, gender and parent’s names. This birth certificate is acceptable for most uses, except for applying for a passport. Applications for “As Is” birth certificates will be accepted via mail if you include a note with your application stating that you will accept an “As Is” birth certificate.
For a Complete birth certificate for births occurring from 1950 to 1989, you must apply to the State Office of Vital Records.
The office is open from 8 am to 5 pm for over-the-counter requests for certified copies. It would be advisable to call prior to coming in, especially if you are traveling a long distance.
Mail requests for certified copies to:
Apache County Public Health
PO Box 697
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Apache County accepts the same fees as the State Vital Records office. Click on the link below to see the fee schedule.
Vital Records Fee Schedule
For information about fees, who can request certified copies of birth or death certificates, what forms of ID are accepted, how to make changes to birth or death records, to print forms, and other information see the ADHS Vital Records web site.
AZ Department of Health Services Office of Vital Records
For questions, please call Keli at (928) 337-7548 or Mike at
(928) 337-7668. For after-hours assistance call (928) 245-0624.