Maricopa County Beneficiary Deed Form (Arizona)

All Maricopa County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Beneficiary Deed Form

Maricopa County Beneficiary Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Maricopa County compliant document last validated/updated 4/22/2024

Beneficiary Deed Guide

Maricopa County Beneficiary Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Maricopa County compliant document last validated/updated 3/29/2024

Completed Example of the Beneficiary Deed Document

Maricopa County Completed Example of the Beneficiary Deed Document

Example of a properly completed Arizona Beneficiary Deed document for reference.
Included Maricopa County compliant document last validated/updated 5/29/2024

When using these Beneficiary Deed forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Maricopa County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Recorder: Main Office

111 S Third Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Monday - Friday

Phone: 602-506-3535

Southeast Office (Mesa)

222 E Javelina, Mesa , Arizona 85210

Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Monday - Friday

Phone: 602-506-3535

Local jurisdictions located in Maricopa County include:

  • Aguila
  • Arlington
  • Avondale
  • Buckeye
  • Carefree
  • Cashion
  • Cave Creek
  • Chandler
  • Chandler Heights
  • El Mirage
  • Fort Mcdowell
  • Fountain Hills
  • Gila Bend
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale
  • Glendale Luke Afb
  • Goodyear
  • Higley
  • Laveen
  • Litchfield Park
  • Mesa
  • Morristown
  • New River
  • Palo Verde
  • Paradise Valley
  • Peoria
  • Phoenix
  • Queen Creek
  • Rio Verde
  • Scottsdale
  • Sun City
  • Sun City West
  • Surprise
  • Tempe
  • Tolleson
  • Tonopah
  • Tortilla Flat
  • Waddell
  • Wickenburg
  • Wittmann
  • Youngtown

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Maricopa County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Maricopa County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Maricopa County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Maricopa County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Beneficiary Deed forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Maricopa County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Maricopa County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Arizona or Maricopa County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Maricopa County Beneficiary Deed forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Arizona beneficiary deeds allow property owners to retain absolute control over their real estate, with the freedom to use, modify, or sell the land at will. The owner may also change the beneficiary or revoke the deed without any obligation to notify the beneficiary because the transfer of the remaining property rights is not finalized until the recipient records the appropriate documentation.

This instrument, governed by Arizona Revised Statutes 33-405, is a useful estate planning tool.
It gives owners/grantors of Arizona real estate the ability to initiate, but not complete, the transfer process to a designated beneficiary, while keeping all rights and title to the property during the owner's lifetime. This means the owner (grantor) may sell, rent, mortgage or otherwise use the property with no penalty for waste or obligation to the named beneficiary.

In addition, because the conveyance is not completed until the owner's death, he/she may change or remove beneficiary designations at will. Because of the potential for change, there is no obligation for the beneficiary/grantee to provide consideration (money or something else of value).

Arizona beneficiary deed must meet the statutory requirements as set forth in A.R.S. 33-405. This includes identifying the property owners (grantors), the beneficiaries, the real estate to be transferred, and other details as needed for the specific situation. The deed must also follow all state and local standards for recorded documents. The owner or owners must sign the deed in front of a notary and file the completed form with the land records for the county where the property is situated. After the owner's death, the remaining interest in land transfers to the beneficiary outside of the probate process.

NOTE: In order to be valid, this deed must be recorded, during the owner's lifetime, in the county where the land is situated.

This information is not a substitute for legal advice. Consult an attorney with questions about beneficiary deeds, or for any other issues related to estate planning or real property in Arizona.

(Arizona Beneficiary Deed Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

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The documents you receive here will meet, or exceed, the Maricopa County recording requirements for formatting. If there's an issue caused by our formatting, we'll make it right and refund your payment.

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Daniel R.

December 6th, 2021

Could have had Clerk's certification of mailing form after it is recorded. Not fatal, but I did have to resort to reading the statute as well.

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November 27th, 2020

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January 3rd, 2020

The forms were immediately available for download, which was nice. However, I was not impressed by the lack of several features: 1) there was no way to edit set text in the form, such as where it says you should consult an attorney. That is not necessary for recording the deed and I wanted to deleted it, but could not. 2) Also, under the "Notes" section, there is a limited area to write; I tried adding a fuller explanation of something, but the form would not accept or include it when I printed the final document. The form may do the job, but it's not very sophisticated or elegant.

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