Navajo County to issue birth certificates on Hopi

KYKOTSMOVI — Navajo County Public Health Services staff from Holbrook will be on the Hopi Reservation to provide issuance of birth certificates on Thursday, Jan. 26 at the Hopi Tribal Office of Health Services Conference Room in Kykotsmovi, from 10 a.m-4 p.m.

Presently, Navajo County Public Health issues certificates of birth only from 1990 to present. Births before 1990 have to be processed and issued by the State Vital Records in Phoenix.

Applicants/registrants must show a photo government-issued identification with a signature, or a notarized application to order a birth certificate to be issued. Grandparents or relatives seeking birth certificates must have a notarized authorization from the parent or person, or proof by birth certificate proving family linkage.

The cost for a certified copy of birth certificates from 1990 to present is $10 per copy. Certificate for births prior to 1990 is $15 per copy. Method of payment can be cash, money order, cashiers check or personal check. No debit cards. Please be advised, a personal check has to clear the bank before a certificate can be issued so there may be a delay up to three weeks.

Assistance and information on how to proceed with an application for certificates that are out of the ordinary, such as corrections, delayed birth certificates, paternity issues and legal guardianship will be given at the site.

Anyone with have questions on what documents to bring in order to obtain a birth certificate or how to obtain a death certificate of deceased family member/s, please call Karen Tsinnie at the Navajo County Public Health Service Office at 928-524-4750.

To contact the AZ Office of Vital Records in Phoenix, call 1-888-816-5907, or write to: ADHS, Office of Vital Records, P.O. Box 3887, Phoenix, AZ 85030-3887.

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