F. Ann Rodriguez
NEW AZ LAW! Effective Jan. 1, 2007
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.
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.
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.
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
. 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
must be accompanied by the Arizona Department of Revenue exemption number at the time of recording. Instructions are set forth in
FORMS FOR SALE:
The Pima County Recorder's Office now offers some forms for sale. The forms are $3.00 each (plus $1 if requesting by mail) and consist of the following forms:
Affidavits of Property Value
Affidavit of Trade Name Use
Affidavit Terminating Joint Tenancy
Beneficiary Deed – single grantor
Beneficiary Deed – multiple grantors
Joint Tenancy Deed – single grantor
Joint Tenancy Deed – multiple grantors
Quit Claim Deed – single grantor
Quit Claim Deed – multiple grantors
Warranty Deed – single grantor
Warranty Deed – multiple grantors
You may also want to consult an attorney or seek legal advice before using any form.
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.
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