Maricopa County Trustee Deed Form (Arizona)

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

Trustee Deed Form

Maricopa County Trustee Deed Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Maricopa County compliant document last validated/updated 4/19/2024

Trustee Deed Guide

Maricopa County Trustee Deed Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Maricopa County compliant document last validated/updated 5/28/2024

Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document

Maricopa County Completed Example of the Trustee Deed Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Maricopa County compliant document last validated/updated 6/5/2024

When using these Trustee 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 Trustee 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 Trustee 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.

The function of a trustee's deed is to transfer real property out of a trust. In Arizona, a separate form, called a Trustee's Deed Upon Sale, is used in cases of foreclosure to transfer real property under a deed of trust to a grantee who has purchased the property at public auction. Both versions are named for the person using the deed.

In a trustee's deed, the trustee serves as the grantor to convey real property out of the trust and to the grantee. The power of the trustee to sell trust property is granted by the terms of a trust agreement previously executed between the settlor and the trustee. The settlor is the party who originally conveyed the property into the trust (A.R.S 14-10103(16)).

In addition to meeting the content and formatting requirements of traditional conveyances such as warranty or quitclaim deeds, trustee's deeds also include identification of the trustee, information about the trust, and the disclosure of the trust's beneficiaries.

In many cases, a trustee's deed is used to transfer property out of a trust and to a trust beneficiary with only nominal actual consideration for the transfer. A trust beneficiary is someone who has either a present or future interest in the trust (A.R.S 14-10103(2)(a)). Because the transfer is generally made "for good and valuable consideration," or a similar variant, it functions similarly to an inter vivos deed (a deed granting property as a gift from one living person to another). In this instance, the transfer is exempt from the affidavit of legal value requirement pursuant to A.R.S. 11-1134(B)(8).

A trustee also uses a trustee's deed to transfer real property held in a trust to the trustee of a separate trust, as is the case when a sole surviving trustee wishes to transfer trust property into a survivor's trust created under the original trust.

As with other types of conveyances, trustee's deeds need to be signed in the presence of a notary public, notarized, and recorded in the office of the recorder in the Arizona county where the property is located.
Transferring real estate out of a trust is often a simple process, but trust laws and regulations can be tricky. Don't hesitate to contact an attorney for help with questions or for a complex situation.

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