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Once an instrument of transfer has been placed of public record by recording, the only way to change public record is by a subsequent recording. There are many different ways to hold title to property. This decision may require the guidance of an attorney or title company. The recorder’s office is not authorized to help in preparing documents or to give legal advice.
A.R.S. §§ 11-1133 and 11-1137(B) requires all buyers and sellers of real property or their agents to complete and attest to this Affidavit. Failure to do so constitutes a class 2 misdemeanor and is punishable by law.
The County Assessors and the Department of Revenue use data obtained from the affidavits to develop tables and schedules for the uniform valuation of properties based on fair market value. Data supplied for an individual property will not directly affect the assessment or taxes of that property.
A.R.S. § 11-1134 exempts certain transfers from completion of the Affidavit of Property Value. See the list of exemption codes listed on the Affidavit of Property Value. If the transfer meets the criteria for an exemption, do not complete the Affidavit. Instead, you would post the Statute Number and Exemption Code on the face of the Deed in the area beneath the Legal Description. For example, if Exemption Code B3 is applicable, the proper exemption notation would be A.R.S. 11-1134 B3.
Unless exempt, carefully complete the Affidavit, sign, notarize, and submit it to the County Recorder.
This form can be obtained online (PDF) or from our office.
Documents may be recorded in person at one of the Pinal County Recorder's Offices, by mail or electronically recorded through one of the Pinal County trusted E-Recording partners. If recording by mail, please include the original document and a check or money order for the correct amount, according to the recording fee schedule on the recorder's website. To record your document electronically, contact one of our offices for a list of trusted E-Recording partners.
If you currently own this property and the sale was processed through a title company, look in your title policy for Schedule "B". This should list all easements of record that affect your property. If Schedule "B" is not available, you will need one party's name and approximate date of recording to preform a document search on the Recorder's website.
Although registration for business or trademarks is not legally required in the State of Arizona, you may record your Fictitious Name Statement or Trade Name in the office of the Recorder. Recording your name will only give constructive notice to the public that you are doing business under that name. It will not register your business or guarantee that someone else will not use that name or does not already do business under that name. For more information on registering your business name, you may contact the Arizona Secretary of State Office or the Arizona Department of Commerce. If you have additional questions on corporations, partnerships, or LLCs, please contact the appropriate agencies that handle those entities or an attorney.
To remove your personal information from public record, please see the Arizona State Statutes, which provide specific details on who is eligible and what requirements have to be met. There are separate statutes for different public records: Recorder (ARS 11-483), the Assessor and Treasurer (ARS 11-484), and Voter Registration (16-153). Please review each statute for details. Here is a link to the home page of the Arizona State Statutes.
Your question may be answered by contacting a title company or by consulting an attorney.
Yes, you can search for recorded documents via the Recorder Document Search
Copies of recorded documents can be requested:
Requested document copies are $1 per page. For mail requests, this includes the return postage. Certification of documents is an additional $3 per document.