An Arizona deed is a legal document that transfers real property from a grantor (the seller) to a grantee (the buyer). The form must describe the property that will be transferred, contain the original signatures of the grantor and the grantee, follow specific recording requirements, and be acknowledged by a notary public to be accepted by the County Recorder’s Office. An Affidavit of Property Value must accompany every deed unless the property is transferred without monetary exchange.
General Warranty Deed – Guarantees the grantor holds the title for the property and that the property is free of any liens or encumbrances. The grantor will be held legally responsible for any title claims should they arise.
Quit Claim Deed – An agreement whereby the grantee accepts the property as-is and assumes any liabilities against title claims.
- Statutes: Chapter 4 – Conveyances and Deeds
- Formatting: § 11-480
- Affidavit of Property Value: In accordance with § 11-1133, this affidavit must be attached to all deeds at the time of recording unless otherwise exempt.
- Signing (§ 33-401): Notary Public
- Where to record (§ 11-468): County Recorder’s Office
- Recording fees (§ 11-475(A)(1)): $30