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of Death

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Michael Johnson
Phone: (928) 337-7668
Fax: (866) 593-6192
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Keli Sine-Shields
Phone: (928) 333-2415 *6512

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Apache County
Medical Examiner

Dr. Wade Kartchner, M.D.


Vital Records Team

Michael Johnson

Keli Sine-Shields

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.

The office is open from 8 am to 4 pm for over-the-counter requests for certified copies. The last request will be taken no later than 3:30 pm. It would be advisable to call prior to coming in, especially if you are traveling a long distance.

The Director of the Arizona Department of Health Services approved a substantive policy statement to stream line the process for Native Americans born before 1970 to receive an Arizona delayed birth certificate.

The purpose of this substantive policy statement (SPS) is to notify the public of the interpretation by the Arizona Department of Health Services of requirements in Arizona Administrative Code (A.A.C) R9-19-207, Documentary requirements for delayed birth registration, for Native Americans born before 1970.

SP-094-PHS-VRS: Clarification of Requirements for Delayed Birth Certificate Registration for Native Americans Born Before 1970 became effective as of September 26, 2014.

Link to ADHS Vital Records:

Mail requests for certified copies to:
Apache County Public Health
PO Box 697
St. Johns, AZ 85936

Delayed Birth Registration Fair (Native Americans Born Prior to 1970)
Arizona Delayed Birth Registration Document Checklist for Native Americans born before 1970

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.

For questions, please call Keli at (928) 333-2415 *6512 or Mike at
(928) 337-7668. For after-hours assistance call (928) 245-0624.

AZ Department of Health Services Office of Vital Records

State Office of Vital Recorders Lobby Closure January 1, 2015

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