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Question: what if the father is not on the birth cert. Will i still need to get his consent to change my sons last name?

Answer: On the Vital Records part of the Arizona Department of Health website, under Amendments and Corrections of Birth Certificates, there are directions that one must follow to amend a birth certificate, outlined in the following link. The street address is: 1818 West Adams Phoenix, AZ 85007 Walk-in customers are served in the order they arrive between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. Customers who arrive after 4:00 p.m. can receive information only. According to their website, they recommend calling before going to their office in order to be aware of what documentation might be requested. (602) 364-1300 (888) 816-5907 By contacting their office, they will be able to answer specific questions and how it pertains to specific situations. Corrections and amendments of vital records are governed by Arizona Statutes and administrative codes. The Office of Vital Records must work within these laws when making amendments and corrections. The governing statutes are §36-323 and §36-337, and the administrative codes are Title 9, Chapter 19, Sections 112.01 through 120. If the individual was born outside of the state of Arizona, one may find information for the particular state the individual was born in by following this link.

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