Maricopa County Lis Pendens Form (Arizona)

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

Lis Pendens Form

Maricopa County Lis Pendens Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Maricopa County compliant document last validated/updated 7/12/2024

Lis Pendens Guide

Maricopa County Lis Pendens Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Maricopa County compliant document last validated/updated 4/29/2024

Completed Example of the Lis Pendens Document

Maricopa County Completed Example of the Lis Pendens Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Maricopa County compliant document last validated/updated 6/25/2024

When using these Lis Pendens 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 Lis Pendens 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 Lis Pendens 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.

Lis Pendens is Latin, meaning "Suit Pending" In Arizona a Lis Pendens is filed to notify the world that a case/action is pending on a parcel of property. The suit must involve title to the real property. So, if a mechanics lien is filed, should I file a Lis Pendens? No, because it doesn't affect title to real property, After the mechanics lien is adjudicated and a Foreclosure suit begins, then a Lis Pendens should be filed. Sometimes in a divorce, when one spouse solely owns the property. A Lis Pendens is filed to prevent the sale of the house, until the divorce is settled. A Lis Pendens is a very powerful tool, it basically puts a cloud on the title, which makes it very difficult to sell the property, and there are consequences if filed falsely. Without a lawsuit affecting title to real property, you should not file a Lis Pendens.

Formatted to meet Arizona recording requirements with ample space for multiple plaintiffs (person(s) who brings a case against another in a court of law) and defendants.

(Arizona Lis Pendens Package includes form, guidelines, and completed example)

Our Promise

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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