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Pima County, Arizona (Map It) was created on December 15, 1864 and was one of the original 4 counties. Pima county was named after the Pima Native American people, called in their own language (river people). Learn More About State of Arizona History
Pima County is bordered by Yuma County (west), Maricopa County (north), Pinal County (north), Graham County (northeast), Cochise County (east), Santa Cruz County (southeast), Altar, Sonora, Mexico (south), Caborca, Sonora, Mexico (south), Plutarco Elías Calles, Sonora, Mexico (south), Sáric, Sonora, Mexico (south).
Pima County Cities and Towns include South Tucson, Tucson, Marana, Oro Valley, Sahuarita. Unincorporated Communities located in the county include Arivaca, Kentucky Camp, Lukeville, Redington, Rillito, Sasabe, Summerhaven, Why. Indian Reservation include Pascua Yaqui, San Xavier, Tohono O'odham (part)
A Map of Pima County, Arizona contains detailed information about roads and boundaries, these maps may include rural communities, churches, and cemeteries.
Pima County, Arizona Courthouse Records
Pima County, AZ Courthouse
The Pima County Courthouse is located in Tucson, Arizona. Tucson served as the Territorial Capital 1867-1877, including all of Gadsden Purchase of 1854 in 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 Pima 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.
- Pima County Clerk of Superior Court has Marriage and Divorce Records from 1872, has Probate Records from 1864 and has Court Records from 1864. The Clerk's office is responsible for all Superior Court action in Adoptions, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Tax matters.
- Pima 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.
- Pima 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.
Pima County, Arizona Census Records
- Learn More: State of Arizona Census Records
- U.S. Federal Population Schedules: 1870, 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: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Agriculture Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Selected U.S. Federal Census Industry Schedules: 1870 and 1880
- Union Veterans Schedules: 1890
Pima 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.
Pima County, Arizona Resources
- State of Arizona Archives and Societies
- RAOGK Volunteers for Arizona
- Ajo Historical Society
- Arizona Archaeological and Historical Society
- Arizona Historical Society
- Arizona-Sonora Desert Museum
- Green Valley Genealogical Society
- Pima Air and Space Museum
- Saddlebrooke Genealogy Club
- Sun City Vistoso Genealogical Society
- Titan Missile Museum
- Tucson Rodeo Parade Museum
- Western National Parks Association
- Pima County, Arizona Message Boards
- Pima County, Arizona Genealogy Forum
- Pima County, Arizona Mailing lists