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Recorder Office Locations

Recorder's Office
1015 Fair Street, Prescott, Arizona 86305-1852
Monday - Friday 9:00 am until 4:00 pm
Phone: 928-771-3244
Recorder's Office 1015 Fair Street, Prescott, Arizona, 86305-1852

Yavapai County Cottonwood Annex
10 South 6th Street, Cottonwood, AZ 86326, Arizona 86326
Call For Appointment
Phone: (928) 639-5807
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Yavapai County Arizona Register of Deeds

Yavapai County Recorder Information

Many documents are required by law to be public record, and the Recorder’s Office has classified, indexed and imaged all recorded documents in Yavapai County since 1864. All records are permanently preserved on microfilm according to national archival standards.
The documents recorded by the Yavapai County Recorder’s Office include real estate transactions, mortgages, deeds of trust, family trusts, personal property related documents, tax liens, mining notices, subdivision plats, and surveys, just to list a few.

Recording Fees

To record a document, the fee is $10 for the first five pages. Each additional page is $1.

An affidavit of value is $2.

Each additional indexing category is $3.

The recording fee includes return postage fee. To avoid this $1 charge, make arrangements to pick up the documents in person.
Document Formatting Requirements
• On each document, include a caption or title that briefly explains the nature of the document. (For example: warranty deed, mortgage, deed of trust, etc.)

• For documents modifying a previously recorded document, the new document must state the recording date, and docket or page or sequence number of the document being modified.

• Every deed of conveyance of real property must be signed by the grantor and must be duly acknowledged.

• The grantee’s name and address should be given on the deed, unless exempt.

• If a document is evidencing a transfer of real property, it must be accompanied by an affidavit of property value form. This form is available on the Arizona Department of Revenue webpage.

• If claiming an exemption, the exemption code must be listed on the face of the deed. Exemption codes can be found on the back of the affidavit of property value form. Some common exemptions are transfers of title between husband and wife with only nominal consideration, other familial transfers with only nominal consideration, and a deed of gift. For a complete list of exemptions, read Arizona RS 11-134.

• The affidavit of property value form must be signed by both the buyer and the seller. This form needs to be acknowledged.

• The assessor’s parcel identification number should be included on the Affidavit of Property Value form. This number can be obtained from the county assessor.

• The property address should be listed on the form. Additionally, a legal description of the property should be on the form. A legal description consists of your lot and subdivision, or the section, township, and range that describes your property. The assessor’s office can provide the docket and page or fee number of your vesting deed.


• Documents should be on white paper, size 8.5x11 inches or 8.5x14 inches. Black ink should be used, with a font size of 10 point.

• Each document must be an original or a certified copy of an original.

• Documents should have original signatures or carbon copies of original signatures.

• The first page should have a top margin of 2 inches. This is reserved for recording and return address information. In the top 3.5 inches of the document, on the left side, the name of the person who requested the recording can be given, along with the name and address to which the document should be returned.

• Subsequent margins should be at least ½ inch on the top, sides, and bottom.
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