Recording Frequently Asked Questions


At most office supply, title company or attorney’s offices. You may also obtain a limited number of forms from the Pima County Recorders Office. The list of available forms may be viewed on our website.

Most changes to the ownership of a property require recording a new deed. We suggest you contact a title company or an attorney for proper legal advice.

All property sales transactions require a completed affidavit of property. This form can be obtained from the Arizona Department of Revenue or from our office.

Documents may be recorded in person at one of the Pima County Recorder’s Offices, by mail or electronically recorded through one of the Pima County trusted E-Recording partners. If recording by mail, please include the document with original, notarized signatures, 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 the property and the sale was processed through a title company, check 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 research easement information on the public computers located in our offices.

Your questions may be answered in ARS 44-1236 or ARS 29-101 through 29-366 and/or by consulting an attorney. An affidavit of trade name or fictitious name document may be recorded with the Pima County Recorder.

If the document is complete, meets the form requirements, and the proper fees have been paid, we will record your document and make it a matter of permanent public record.

Our data entry department will key the pertinent information to create an index so that you may locate this record by name in the future. Your original document will be returned to the address typed on the document. If the original document is ever lost or misplaced, a certified copy may be obtained from our office.

Your question may be answered by contacting a title company and/or by consulting an attorney.

Yes, you can search for recorded documents via the Internet through our website. However, document images are not available via the internet unless you have a subscriber account.

Document copies requested through the mail are $1.00 per page, plus $1.00 postage. Certification of documents is an additional $3.00 per document.

We do not take copy requests by phone. Copies of recorded documents may be requested:

  • In writing by mail to the Pima County Recorder’s Office, PO Box 3145, Tucson, AZ 85702. Document copies are $ 1.00 per page, plus $1.00 postage. Certification of documents is an additional $3.00 per document. You must obtain the Sequence number or Docket & Page of the document you are requesting by searching Public Records on our website.

  • In person at the Pima County Recorder’s Office, 240 N. Stone Ave, Tucson, AZ 85701 or 6920 E. Broadway Blvd, Suite D, Tucson, AZ 85710. Please check our website for office hours. Document copies are $ 1.00 per page. Certification of documents is an additional $3.00 per document.

Images are only available to view on our website if you have a web subscriber account. You may view the details on our Subscriber Access page.

You may come into our office to search Public Records to determine if any liens or judgements have been recorded under your name. You may also check our Web site to see what has been recorded and obtain a copy from our office, either in person or by mail.

You would have received your deed when you purchased your home. If you have paid off your mortgage, you can check our website to see if the release/reconveyance has been recorded and obtain a copy from our office, either in person or by mail.

Marriage license and divorce documents must be requested from the Office of the Clerk of the Superior Court website.

Birth/death certificates must be requested from the Pima County Health Department, Vital Records website.

Immunization records can be requested via the Pima County Health Department website.

Property taxes are paid only at the Pima County Treasurer’s office located at 240 N Stone Ave.