Licensing Information

Arizona Department of Health Services – State Bureau of Vital Records, Database Application for Vital Events, or “D.A.V.E”.

As most of you are aware, the State Bureau of Vital Records has acquired a new database application of vital events, "D.A.V.E.".  This system will make Arizona 100% electronic regarding death registration.  With D.A.V.E., medical certifiers will be given an identifying password.   All physicians will be required to certify death certificates electronically within system.  In Arizona, complete registration of the record must take place before a funeral home will be able to print a disposition transit permit.  

**To reach the Bureau of Vital Records support desk call 602-364-2230 or email [email protected].

The Governor's Office has begun a rollback initiative and are currently seeking input from the regulated community.

"Regulation Rollback" is a strategic step in our state's ongoing work to make Arizona the best state in the nation for businesses and consumers alike.  We've made great progress in growing our economy and streamlining state government over the past two years.  We still have a lot of work to do to make sure outdated regulations aren't slowing us down.  No longer will regulations remain in place "just because they're on the books and nobody's bothered to change them."  "Regulation Rollback" is offering a new online service to crowd source recommendations on how to update Arizona's regulatory system.  At, associations, organizations, and individuals across the state can recommend ways to improve or eliminate outdated regulations.  Visit this portal for your opportunity to provide specific input to the Governor's office on an outdated rule or regulation that stifles Arizona's consumers and job creators.  Submit your suggestions here:

We thank you for your help in highlighting ways to improve state government and to better serve Arizonans.