Since the Arizona public records law has been in placed in the state, residents of the state have been given the freedom to request for any of the public records Arizona has generated and filed under their name. This has made the monitoring of the incidents in the state easy for the government official.
There are a lot of public documents in Arizona. It can be any document that has a significant importance such as a birth certificate. Each person has a birth certificate and this is issued at the time of birth. Such record is used in a number of transactions in the government. Birth certificates are used as a valid proof of identification. There are also other kinds of documents available such as the marriage license, death certificates and divorce papers. There is also one type of document that has been opened to the public and that is the criminal records. This document contains information that is sensitive and used by authorized individuals when checking the background of an individual.
It is recommended to request for a copy of a public document at the office where the incident has been registered. One should have an idea as to where the public document can be obtained to avoid the hassle. Records of birth, death, marriage and divorce are available at the office of the Vital Records Section. It can also be obtained at the office of the county clerk where the incident occurred. Criminal records, on the other hand are available at the office of the Department of Public Safety. The county court office can also help with the search. Aside from going to the offices mentioned, one can send a mail request addressed to the appropriate office, however, it can take days before the results of the search are delivered.
One should know the requirements in obtaining for a copy of a public document. The basic details of the document being requested such as the name, place and date has to be provided. This can help speed up the retrieval process. The retrieval of a public document would require the contact details of the one who requested for the document. Such information will only be used to monitor the access to the file.
The retrieval for each document is not for free and it would cost from $5 up to $50, depending on the request type. Requesting for the criminal record can cost more than any other documents since it contain confidential information. Searching for the criminal record using the fingerprints would also cost more than the regular name based search.
Now that we are in the information era and the Internet is used as a medium to share information, obtaining a copy of the public document has become breeze. Doing the search online is hassle free. Not only that, but you can also save time in the process since the results are displayed almost instantly. There are a lot of websites out there that offer to obtain any of the public documents that you need. Some would offer a free government public records search while some would charge a certain fee for the retrieval of a particular document. However, many still prefer the paid option to get the best possible results.