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1.WHERE DO I OBTAIN A FORM FOR RECORDING PURPOSES?
Begin your search by calling an office supply or stationary store. However, there are also websites that offer forms online for a fee. Note – We are unable to assist with the preparation of your document or provide forms. *The information above is for informational purposes only. If you need legal advice, please consult an attorney or paralegal.

2. WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR RECORDING?
Refer to the Fees schedule or you may call (928) 373-6020.

3. HOW DO I REMOVE A NAME TO MY PROPERTY?
We are unable to assist you with this because it goes beyond the scope of our authority. Your question may be answered by contacting an attorney or paralegal.

4. HOW DO I ADD A NAME TO MY PROPERTY?

We are unable to assist you with this because it goes beyond the scope of our authority. Your question may be answered by contacting an attorney or paralegal.

5. HOW DO I KNOW WHAT LIENS ARE ON A PROPERTY?
You can research your property by owner name by coming into our office or contact a title company to have a title search performed for you. The title company will charge you a fee to perform a title search. Note: Researching information in the Recorder’s Office does not guarantee that your property is free and clear from any liens. 

6. Can you tell me the selling price of a property?
 You can research our records in our office by owner name or by recording number. You will then need to determine if an affidavit of value has been recorded. The affidavit of value should contain the sales price information. Another option, you can look up ownership via the Yuma County Assessor’s office. You will need to know one of the following: Book, Map and Parcel number, property address or owner’s last name and street name

7. HOW DO I DO A TITLE SEARCH?
All records in our office can be located by searching our name index. A title company may also perform one for you for a fee. However, if you are doing a title search to guarantee that your property is free and clear from any liens, you must obtain title insurance from a title company. Performing a title search in the Yuma County Recorder’s Office is "not" a guarantee that property is free and clear from any liens. 

8. CAN YOU TELL ME WHO THE OWNER OF A PROPERTY IS BY PARCEL NUMBER?
No, you will need to contact the Assessor's Office at (928) 373-6040

10. HOW DO I OBTAIN A COPY OF MY DEED?

You can purchase an official copy or certified copy at our office in person or by mail. Copies are $1.00 per page. If you want a certified copy, it will be an additional $3.00.

12. HOW DO I REMOVE A DECEDENT'S NAME FROM MY DEED?
We are unable to assist you with this because it goes beyond the scope of our authority. Your question may be answered by contacting an attorney or paralegal. 
 
13. WHAT IS AN AFFIDAVIT OF REAL PROPERTY VALUE?
All property sales transactions require a completed affidavit of value or an exemption number, which means that the property transaction is exempt from completing an affidavit of value. For more information you may call the Arizona Department of Revenue at 602-716-6843.

14. HOW DO I CHANGE THE OWNERSHIP OF A PIECE OF PROPERTY?

We are unable to assist you with this because it goes beyond the scope of our authority. Your question may be answered by contacting an attorney or paralegal.

15. HOW DO I RECORD MY BUSINESS NAME?
Your questions may be answered in ARS 44-1236 or ARS 29-101 through 29-366 and/or by consulting an attorney or paralegal.

16. HOW DO I REMOVE AN ERRONEOUS LIEN FROM MY PROPERTY?
Your questions may be answered by reading Arizona Revised Statute 33-420 and/or by consulting an attorney or paralegal. Here is the link to the statutes: http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp.

17. WHAT HAPPENS TO MY DOCUMENT WHEN IT IS PRESENTED FOR RECORDING?
1. If the document meets the form requirements, and "is a document required to be recorded", is complete, and the proper fees have been paid, we will accept your document and assign it a unique recording number and make it a matter of permanent public record by imaging the document. Your document is then indexed within 10 to 15 working days and can be located by name. Your recorded original document may be returned within 6 to 8 weeks, possibly sooner. If you should lose or misplace your original document, you can purchase a certified copy from our office.
2. Our scanning department scans the images of your document.
3. Our data entry department will key the pertinent information to create an index so that you may locate this document in the future.
4. Your original document will be returned to the address typed on the document.
5. If the original document is ever lost or misplaced, a certified copy may be obtained from our office.

18. HOW DO I GET A COPY OF A BIRTH OR DEATH CERTIFICATE?

These records can be found with the Bureau of Health Statistics, Office of Vital Records at the Yuma County Health Department Website or call: (928) 317-4530
Arizona Department of Health Services: 150 North 18th Avenue Phoenix, Arizona 85007
General and Public Information: (602) 542-1000 

19. HOW DO I GET A COPY OF A MARRIAGE LICENSE/DIVORCE DECREE?

These records can be found with the Clerk of the Superior Court. You can visit their website or call them at: (928) 817-4238.

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