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F. Ann Rodriguez, Pima County Recorder 
F. Ann Rodriguez

Pima County
Recorder

NEW AZ LAW! Effective Jan. 1, 2007 A.R.S. 44-1373
(Pursuant to A.R.S. 11-480 )
TITLE OR CAPTION: Each document must have a title or caption briefly stating the nature of the document.
ORIGINAL OR COPY: Each document must be an original or a copy of the original, and shall be sufficiently legible for recorder to make certified copies from the photographic or micrographic record. 
SIGNATURES: Each document must have original signatures or carbon copies of original signatures, except when otherwise provided by law. 
DOCUMENT AND PRINT SIZE: Each document must be no larger than 8 1/2 inches wide by 14inches long, and shall have a print size no smaller than ten point type. 
MARGINS: Each document must have at least a one-half inch margin across the bottom and the left and right sides from the top to the bottom. The first page shall have a top margin of at least two inches of vertical space from left to right, and shall be reserved for recordation and return address information. 
MODIFICATIONS:. Any document which modifies a previously recorded document must state the recording date, and docket and page or sequence number of the document being modified. 
TRANSFER OF REAL PROPERTY:  Documents evidencing a transfer of title of real property must be accompanied by an "Affidavit of Property Value," as set forth in A.R.S. 11-1133 . All documents submitted without an affidavit or with any incomplete or missing information as required by the statute will be rejected and returned to the submitter.  Transfers exempt from the Affidavit as set forth in A.R.S. 11-1134 must be accompanied by the Arizona Department of Revenue exemption number at the time of recording.  Instructions are set forth in A.R.S. 11-1134.C.
FORMS FOR SALE: The Pima County Recorder's Office now offers some forms for sale. The forms are $3.00 each and consist of the following forms that we have available for sale:
  • Affidavits of Property Value
  • Affidavit of Trade Name Use
  • Affidavit Terminating Joint Tenancy
  • Quit Claim Deed – single grantor
  • Quit Claim Deed – multiple grantors
  • Warranty Deed – single grantor
  • Warranty Deed – multiple grantors
  • Joint Tenancy Deed – single grantor
  • Joint Tenancy Deed – multiple grantors
  • Beneficiary Deed – single grantor
  • Beneficiary Deed – multiple grantors
You may also want to consult an attorney or seek legal advice before using any form.
LEGAL INQUIRIES: The Pima County Recorder's Office is under instruction from the Pima County Attorney's Office not to give legal advice or guidance.  Please consult an attorney or title company for this type of information.