You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation:

  • You are the parent or guardian of a minor child who was born in the state of Arizona who is less than 18 years old, and there is an error on the child's birth certificate other than the child's name* or there is an error in the child's name and some other item of information.*
  • The Arizona Office of Vital Records was unable to make the correction, and you want the Court to issue an Order to correct the error(s).
  • You are prepared to present a certified copy of the minor's Arizona birth certificate that contains the incorrect information.
  • You are able to present evidence supporting what you say is the correct information, AND
  • You understand that if the evidence you have present with this Petition or that you bring to court with you is not enough to satisfy the Court:

    • You may be ordered to return to court with more/other supporting information, or
    • Your case may be dismissed and you will not receive a refund of any court fees.

You may not use this packet to:

  • Request a legal name change,*
  • Change the identity of either parent, or
  • Establish paternity if no one is listed as the father.

* There are separate packets available from the Law Library Resource Center to request a change of name.

Packets contain ALL forms and ALL instructions needed for this process. Where there are separate packets for Instructions and Forms, get BOTH packets.

Correct a Birth Certificate for a MINOR - CVABM1

Or download instructions and forms individually


Instructions: How to Fill Out Forms to Request Order to Amend a Birth Certificate of a Minor - CVABM10i


Procedures: What to do after you have completed all forms - CVABM10p


Civil Cover Sheet - CV10f


Petition for Court Order to Amend a (Arizona) Birth Certificate of a Minor - CVABM11f


Consent of (other) Parent and Waiver of Notice - CVABM17f


Notice of Hearing - CVABM18f


Affidavit of Service by Certified Mail - (if required)* - CVABM24f


Affidavit Supporting Publication - (if required)* - CVABM25f


Court Order to Amend Birth Certificate for a Minor - CVABM81f

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