Apache County, Arizona - Recorder Information

Register of Deeds

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The Recorder's Office is responsible for maintaining real property documents in Apache County.

Recording Fees

All Documents (except plats and surveys): $30.00

Plats and Surveys (first page): $24.00
Each additional page: $20.00

Government Agency Rates:
All Documents (except plats and surveys): $15.00

Plats and Surveys (first page): $14.00
Each additional page: $10.00

Document Formatting Requirements

* A deed cannot be recorded unless it is accompanied by a completed and signed Affidavit of Property Value form. If a deed is claiming an exemption, the exemption number must be listed on the face of the deed. Exemption numbers can be found on the back of the Affidavit of Property Value form. The form can be found at the Arizona Department of Revenue webpage.

* Documents should include a title that briefly explains the nature of the instrument. (warranty deed, quit claim deed, for example).

* Documents should be submitted on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper or 8.5 x 14 inch white paper, with a font size of at least 10 point.

* Documents should be originals with original signatures.

* Deeds must be signed by the grantor and must list a valid name and mailing address for the grantee.

* The following language may be used for a quit claim deed: 'For the consideration of_______________, I hereby quit claim to A.B. all my interest in the following real property. (followed by a description).'

* Any document that is modifying a previously recorded document should state the recording date, docket and page or year and sequence number of the document being modified.


* The first page of a document should have at least a 2 inch top margin. This is reserved for recording purposes.

* The left 3.5 inches of the top margin on the first page should give the name of the person requesting the recording. The name and address of the person to whom the document should be returned after recording should also be in this space.

* All other margins should be at least .5 of an inch on the top, sides, and bottom.


For a complete list of documents that are exempt, visit the Arizona Department of Revenue homepage. The exemption codes are on the back of the form. This exemption code must be listed on the face of your deed. Some common documents are exempt from the affidavit of property value:

* A deed representing the payment in full of a recorded contract or forfeiture of a recorded contract.

* A lease or easement on real property. (For example, granting the use of your land to a utility company)

* A deed recorded to show transfer of real property as a gift where no money changes hands.

* A transfer of title that confirms or corrects a previously recorded document.

The form must be completed and signed when it is submitted with your documents.

* The form must be signed by the seller and the buyer. Both signatures require notarization.

* The form should list the sale price of the real property.

* The buyer and seller, property address, and legal description must be listed in the form. Legal descriptions can be completed in an attachment to the

* The affidavit of property value form requires an assessor's parcel identification number. Up to four parcels can be listed on a form.