The Clerk of the Superior Court maintains Arizona divorce records in the county in which the dissolution of marriage or decree was granted. It is necessary to request copies of these records from the Clerk’s Office. The Arizona Department of Health Services, Office of Vital Records does not have marriage or divorce records available – only copies of birth and death certificates may be requested there.
How To Access Arizona Divorce Records
Copies of Arizona divorce records are available in person at four Clerk’s Office locations and through the mail from one other location (see contact information below). As the requestor, you must supply your name, address and daytime telephone number. Including your email address if you are ordering divorce records though the mail is also recommended as the wait time is typically faster. This is due to the need for the Clerk’s Office to assess the exact fees for your order and reply back to you with a fee statement.
Contact And Fee Information For Arizona Divorce Records
The fees for copies of Arizona dissolution of marriage will depend on what related document copies you’ll require with them such as a custody agreement or property settlement. When ordering Arizona divorce records, specify the types of documents you want mailed to you. You must also include both names of the subjects on the documents as well as the date of the dissolution of marriage and the filing date, if known. If you are not sure of the year the divorce was granted, $26 per year searched will be charged. All fees apply to the search itself and are non-refundable.
After receiving your fee statement by email or postal mail, you may pay by check or money order to the Clerk of the Court. Mail processing time for copies of Arizona divorce records varies, but typically, this will take about 14 business days from the date your order is received by the Clerk’s Office.