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Maricopa County, Arizona (Map It) was created on February 14, 1871 from parts of Pima County and Yavapai County. Maricopa county was named after the Maricopa Native American people.. Learn More About State of Arizona History
Maricopa County Cities and Towns include Apache Junction (most of Apache Junction is in Pinal County), Avondale, Chandler, El Mirage, Glendale, Goodyear, Litchfield Park, Mesa, Peoria (part of Peoria is in Yavapai County), Phoenix, Scottsdale, Surprise, Tempe, Tolleson, Buckeye, Carefree, Cave Creek, Fountain Hills, Gila Bend, Gilbert, Guadalupe, Paradise Valley, Queen Creek (part of Queen Creek is in Pinal County) Wickenburg, Youngtown. Unincorporated Communities located in the county include Aguila, Anthem, Arlington, Circle City, Higley, Komatke, Laveen, Liberty, Mobile, Morristown, Palo Verde, Theba, Tonopah, Tortilla Flat, Waddell, Wintersburg, Wittmann.
A Map of Maricopa County, Arizona contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Maricopa County, Arizona Courthouse Records
Maricopa County, AZ Courthouse
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 Maricopa 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.
- Maricopa County Clerk of Superior Court has Marriage and Divorce Records from 1871, has Probate Records from 1871 and has Court Records from 1878. The Clerk's office is responsible for all Superior Court action in Adoptions, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Tax matters.
- Maricopa County Recorder has Land Records from 1871. The County Recorder's Office creates public records, maintain said records to archival standards, and provide convenient access to these records for public viewing.
- Maricopa 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.
Maricopa County, Arizona Census Records
- Learn More: State of Arizona Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1880 (free index), 1890 (fragmented), 1900, 1910, 1920, 1930, 1940
- State Population Schedules: 1864-1882, Late 1800s, Voter Registrations, 1866-1955
- U.S. Federal Census Mortality Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Maricopa County, Arizona Vital Records
- Learn More: State of Arizona Vital Records
- Birth and Death Records: from January 1909 to present,
- Marriage and Divorce Records: None. See the County Clerk of the Superior Court.
- Locations: Arizona Office of Vital Statistics, 1818 West Adams, PO Box 3887, Phoenix, AZ 85030-3887; (602) 364-1300, Fax: (602) 249-3040
- Vital Records Online: USAVital, VitalChek or Social Security Death Index
- Vital Records by Mail: Birth Certificate and Death Certificate Applications.
Maricopa County, Arizona Resources
- State of Arizona Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Arizona
- Cherokee Family Ties, 516 North 38th Street, Mesa, AZ 85208
- Genealogical Workshop of Mesa, P.O. Box 6052, Mesa, AZ 85216-6052
- Hispanic Family History Society, 3607 S. Kenneth Place, Tempe, AZ 85282
- Mesa Arizona Family History Center
- Monte Vista Genies, Monte Vista Village Resort, Pueblo Room, 8865 E. Baseline Road, Mesa AZ 85208-5309
- Ohio Genealogical Society, Arizona Chapter, P.O. Box 677, Gilbert, AZ 85299-0677
- Phoenix Genealogical Society
- Polish Genealogical Interest Group of Arizona, 2015 E. Redmon Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283
- Tempe Historical Society
- West Valley Genealogical Society
- Maricopa County, Arizona Message Boards
- Maricopa County, Arizona Genealogy Forum
- Maricopa County, Arizona Mailing lists