Cochise County, Arizona Genealogy Guide

Cochise County, Arizona (Map It) was created on  January 3, 1881 from Pima County. Cochise county was named in honor of Cochise, the Apache Native American leader. Learn More About State of Arizona History

Cochise County is bordered by Santa Cruz County (southwest), Pima County (west), Graham County (north), Greenlee County (northeast), Hidalgo County, New Mexico (east), Agua Prieta, Sonora, Mexico (south), Cananea, Sonora, Mexico (south), Naco, Sonora, Mexico (south), Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (south).

Cochise County Cities and Towns include Benson, Bisbee, Douglas, Sierra Vista, Tombstone, Willcox , Huachuca City. Unincorporated Communities located in the county include Elfrida, Hereford.

A Map of Cochise County, Arizona contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.

Cochise County, Arizona Courthouse Records

Cochise County, Arizona Courthouse
Cochise County, AZ Courthouse

The Cochise County Courthouse is located in Bisbee, Arizona. Learn More About State of Arizona Court, Tax, Land and Probate Records.

Please contact the each clerk's department to confirm mailing address, hours, fees and other information before visiting or requesting information because contact information sometimes changes.  The Clerk's Office DOES NOT DO RESEARCH.  The documents are available to interested parties, barring confidential issues.  Most staff will assist people in finding the materials, but it is up to the individual to do the research.

The following dates indicates what vital, land, probate, and court records are in Cochise county. The date listed for each category of record is usually the earliest registration filed. The earliest date does not indicate that there are numerous records for that year and does not mean that all such events were actually registered.

  • Cochise County Clerk of Superior Court has Marriage and Divorce Records from 1881, has Probate Records from 1880 and has Court Records from 1881. The Clerk's office is responsible for all Superior Court action in Adoptions, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Tax matters.
  • Cochise County Recorder has Land Records from 1866. The County Recorder's Office creates public records, maintain said records to archival standards, and provide convenient access to these records for public viewing.
  • Cochise County Treasurer collects all real and personal property taxes for the state, county and incorporated cities and towns, school districts, and then distributes them to the various jurisdictions.

Cochise County, Arizona Census Records

Cochise County, Arizona Vital Records

Cochise County, Arizona Resources

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