Santa Cruz County, Arizona Genealogy Guide

Santa Cruz County, Arizona (Map It) was created on March 15, 1899 from parts of Cochise County and Pima County. Santa Cruz county was named after the Santa Cruz River, a small river that flows through Arizona.. Learn More About State of Arizona History

Santa Cruz County is bordered by Pima County (west, north), Cochise County (east), Nogales, Sonora, Mexico (south), Santa Cruz, Sonora, Mexico (south), Sáric, Sonora, Mexico (southwest).

Santa Cruz County Cities and Towns include Nogales, Patagonia. Unincorporated Communities located in the county include Arivaca, Ruby, Sasabe.

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

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Courthouse Records

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Courthouse
Santa Cruz County, AZ Courthouse

The Santa Cruz County Courthouse is located in Nogales, 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 Santa Cruz 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.

  • Santa Cruz County Clerk of Superior Court has Marriage and Divorce Records from 1899, has Probate Records from 1899 and has Court Records from 1912. The Clerk's office is responsible for all Superior Court action in Adoptions, Civil, Criminal, Probate, and Tax matters.
  • Santa Cruz County Recorder has Land Records from 1864. The County Recorder's Office creates public records, maintain said records to archival standards, and provide convenient access to these records for public viewing.
  • Santa Cruz 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.

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Census Records

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Vital Records

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