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

Graham County, Arizona Overview

Located in the southeastern part of the state of Arizona, Graham County has a population of about 37,220, according to the US Census Bureau. The county seat is Safford, which is also the largest community in the county. Its small population makes it the third least populous county in the state. Graham County was created in 1881 and has a total area of 4,641 square miles 19 of which is water, and the remaining 4,623 square miles is land. As part of the Safford, AZ Micropolitan Statistical Area (MSA), the county is bordered by Cochise County to the south, Pima County to the southwest, Pinal County to the west, Gila County to the northwest, Navajo and Apache Counties to the north and Greenlee County to the east. Graham County is named after the mountain, which was named after Lt. Col James Duncan Graham. Graham was the first Arizona county to break the tradition of naming counties in honor of our Native Americans. A portion of the San Carlos Apache Indian Reservation is within the county limits, and portions of two nationally protected forests are also in the area. Graham County has 11 zip codes, the largest of which is 85546.

Graham County Clerk Information

The clerk of the Superior Court of Graham County is Darlee Maylen and she is in the
Graham County Courthouse
Main Floor
800 W. Main Street
Safford AZ 85546
Phone: (928) 428-3100

The clerk operates under the direction of the presiding court judge, the Honorable Michael D. Peterson. 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

    Graham County Records

    Several forms can be easily obtained on the site, 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 online at the following URL address

    If you need to inspect or reproduce any public record, please complete our Public Record Request Form, also online at

    contact our Board of Supervisors office at 928-428-3250. You can also perform online court record searches at this address

    If you need to search for birth or death records, you may begin your efforts at the vital records site,

    Graham, AZ Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200938,763
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,386
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200944
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200988
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009161
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009160
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009552
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20096,183
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009261
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009935
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,619
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200963
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200945
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,837
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009689
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009460
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009317
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200937
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009387
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,120
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200963
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009708
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009181
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009155
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200917
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200917,742
    Graham County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Graham 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:Graham County Marriage License
    Location:800 West Main Street, Safford, Arizona, 85546
    Phone:928-428-3100

    Graham County Recorders Office

    Address: 921 Thatcher Blvd. Safford AZ 85546

    Phone: (928) 428-3560

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