La Paz County, Arizona - Recorder Information

Register of Deeds

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The La Paz County Recorder's Office is responsible for the recording of real property records, voter registration, early balloting, and various other tasks.

The Real Property Records include transfers of ownership (deeds), liens, leases, assignments, judgments, and any other type of document having to do with real property. Also recorded are UCC Financing Statements on certain types of personal property loans, mining records, powers of attorney, agreements, and numerous other documents. Upon acceptance of the documents and the proper recording fee (see fee schedule), the documents are key entered into a multi-reference index system. The documents are then optically scanned, and an archival silver film is created for archive storage. The index and the images of the documents are available to the public during business hours.

You may search the Recorder's data base from 1986 through the present.

The Recorder also files subdivision maps and record of survey maps.

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

Copies of Documents, per page - $1.00
Copies of full size Maps, per page - $3.00
Certification of copies - $3.00

Include a self-addressed, stamped envelope with each document request. Checks should be made payable to the County Recorder.

Document Formatting Requirements

* Documents should include a title or caption that indicates the nature of the document. (For example: warranty deed, quit claim deed, mortgage).

* Documents should be submitted on 8.5 x 11 inch white paper or 8.5 x 14 inch white paper. Black ink should be used, with a font no smaller than 10 point.

* Original documents or a certified copy of an original should be submitted for recording.

* Document should include original signatures or carbon copies of original signatures.

* If a document is modifying a previously recorded document, it should state the recording date and docket or page or sequence number of the previously recorded document.

* If a document is evidencing a transfer of property, it should be accompanied by an affidavit of property value form. This form can be found on the Arizona Department of Revenue webpage.

* For documents claiming an exemption to this form, the exemption code must be listed on the face of the deed. Exemption codes are listed on the back of the affidavit of property value form.

* The affidavit must be signed by both the buyer and the seller. It should be submitted with the deed. Additionally, it needs to be notarized.

* The grantor's signature must be on a deed of conveyance, and should be duly acknowledged.

* Unless exempt, the grantee's name and address should be on the deed.


* On the first page of a document, there should be a 2 inch margin at the top. This area is reserved for recorder's information. On the left side of the document, in the top 3.5 inches, the name of the person requesting the recording can be given, along with the name and address to which the document should be returned after recording.

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