Lookup Public Records in Santa Cruz County, Arizona. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Santa Cruz County, Arizona Overview

Located in the southern part of the state of Arizona, Santa Cruz County has a population of about 47,420, according to the US Census Bureau. The county seat is Nogales, and it is also the largest community in the county. Santa Cruz County was created in 1899 and has a total area of 1,238 square miles, 1 of which is water, and the remaining 1,237 square miles is land, making it the smallest county, by area, in the state. Santa Cruz is named after the Santa Cruz River, which was named in the late 17th century by Father Kino. Santa Cruz means “holy cross” in Spanish. After that Father Kino built the famous mission which still stands today at the Tumacácori National Historical Park. The county is bordered by Pima County to the north and west, Cochise County to the east, and Mexico counties, Nogales, Sonora, Santa Cruz, and Saric to the south and southwest. There are also three nationally protected areas in the county, and eight zip codes, the largest of which is 85621.

Santa Cruz County Clerk Information

Juan Pablo Guzman is the clerk of the Superior Court. The court address is:
2160 N. Congress Drive
Suite 2200
Nogales, AZ 85621
520-375-7700

The county clerk operates under the direction of the presiding court judge. All documents filed in the court are docketed to track the records. While most records are public information, some remain confidential. The clerk has duties, which include, but are not limited to:

  • Issuing jury summons, wage assignments, child support orders and address changes, and marriage licenses
  • Gatekeeper to public access to the Superior Court judicial system
  • Processing filing fees, bail bonds, service fees, appearance bonds, and court-ordered assessments for both juveniles and adults
  • Processing passport applications, servers, and bail bondsmen
  • Being present at all hearings to swear in witnesses, store exhibits and maintain an accurate record of the proceedings
  • Acting as Jury Commissioner, who maintains the active jury list for the court
  • Assisting public inquiries regarding child support processing

    Santa Cruz County Records

    Several forms can be easily obtained on the site, (http://www.santacruzcountyaz.gov/Search?searchPhrase=Forms ) and they include civil, criminal, juvenile, and family courts. In addition, you can obtain power of attorney forms, probate, and protective order forms, among others. Once forms are completed and printed out you may file your documents with the court at the clerk’s address above at the courthouse. Fee schedules apply and are subject to change; however, you may pay in person or via US Mail. Personal checks are not accepted, and the fee schedule can be found here

    Suzanne “Suzie” Sainz is the Santa Cruz County Recorder and her office address is:
    2150 N. Congress Drive
    Suite 101
    Nogales, AZ 85621
    520-375-7990

    The County Recorder retains all important documents, records, maps, and surveys. Documents received by the Recorder’s Office are assigned a docket and page number. They are entered, indexed in the computer, and microfilmed.

    Santa Cruz, AZ Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200944,857
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,147
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009120
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200944
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200987
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200947
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009175
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,323
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200965
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009298
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200960
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,188
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200930
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009118
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,493
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009948
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200968
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009261
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009198
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009138
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009107
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009175
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009299
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009181
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200934
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200931
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200933
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200934,849
    Santa Cruz County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Santa Cruz County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
    State Law:Marriage – Title 25, Ch. 1 and Arizona Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Title 25, Ch. 2, Article 1
    All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
    Office:Santa Cruz County Marriage License
    Location:2150 North Congress Drive, Nogales, Arizona, 85621
    Phone:520-375-7700

    Santa Cruz County Recorder
    County Government Office

    Address: 2150 N Congress Dr, Nogales, AZ 85621, United States

    Phone: 520-375-7990

    Sunday, November 18th, 2018 at 7:00am
    #BaboFire is 100% contained at 2,473 acres per IC. A few engines will remain on fire to watch for interior hotspots and smoke. #CochiseCounty #SantaCruzCounty #AZForestry @BLMAZFire @CoronadoNF #AZFire
    Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 11:17am
    Do you know that you are required to obtain a #BurnPermit to #burn? If you do not have a burn permit you are burning #Unlawfully (breaking the #law). Contact your local #FireDepartment if you need a Burn Permit. #CochiseCounty #SantaCruzCounty https://t.co/wDzDeIImS5
    Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 10:28am
    #BaboFire is 100% contained at 2,473 acres per IC. A few engines will remain on fire to watch for interior hotspots and smoke. #CochiseCounty #SantaCruzCounty #AZForestry @BLMAZFire @CoronadoNF #AZFire
    Saturday, November 17th, 2018 at 9:01am
    #ElginFire 🔥 unofficial new fire report; details uncertain.
    #SantaCruzCounty; Near Elgin, AZ. ~37mi SSE of Tucson, AZ. See officials for safety info. May be incorrect; disclaimers in images. https://t.co/YaMTRfuCY7
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