Document Recording

Apache County Recorder’s Office
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Apache County Recorder
Edison J. Wauneka
Document Recording
The Recorder is responsible for the preservation and indexing of all recorded documents in Apache County.
The documents listed below will be recorded for a fee.  Credit card use in the Apache County Recorders office is for Copies and Recordings Only.  We must have the Recording in our office first before payment is made, please do not pay for a Recording before then.
What Kind of Documents
can be recorded:

  • Home Site Leases
  • Certificates
  • Real Estate Transactions
  • Mortgages
  • Deeds of Trust
  • Family Trusts
  • Personal Property
  • Tax Liens
The only exceptions to the $10.00 recording fees are:

  • Military DD214 papers (Free)
  • Restitution Liens
Any recorded document is considered as an original. Our recorded and preserved documents date back to 1879. Copies of all of these records are easily searchable and available upon your request.
Recorded Plats and Surveys:
Effective January 2014, the Apache County Recorder’s Office will return the recorded Plats & Surveys to the Submitter and will no longer store the original document(s). The Company that has worked with the Recorder’s office now has the technology to store the recorded Plats & Surveys on 35mm microfiche with the capacity to reproduce legible copies which meets the Arizona Records Retention requirements. Therefore, the Recorder’s Office will no longer need to store the original Plats & Surveys. Additionally, the Recorder’s Office will be able to accept recording of Plats & Surveys electronically through one of its E-Vendors. The Surveyor can also submit an electronic copy of the plat or survey to the Recorder’s Office. The format of the electronic image file must be a black and white compressed tiff file with 300 dpi resolution.
Recording Questions 20141202_091529_resized recordings2
Q: What Kind of payment does Apache County Accept for copy request?
A: Apache County only accepts cash, check or money order for copy Request.
Q:How much do copies cost?
A: $1.00 per page
Q: How much do copies of Plat maps and surveys cost (maps)?
A: $4:00 for 18×24 or $5.00 for 24×36
Q: How long will it take to get my copies I requested?
A: We send all request out with in 24 to 48 hours.
Q: What kind of documents can I buy form the Apache County Recorder?

  • Joint Tenancy Deed
  • Warranty Deed
  • Quit Claim Deed
  • Beneficiary Deed
  • Revocation Of Beneficiary Deed
  • Disclaimer Deed
  • Accept of Community Property
  • Affidavit of Disclosure
  • Cert of Fictitious Name
Q: How much does the documents cost?
A: See Fee Schedule, ARS § 11-475
Q: Are Apache County image online?
A: NO they are not online due to ARS § 11-475 all copies are subject to a $1.00 per page fee.
Q: Does the County Recorder Have a Notary
A: YES Apache County Recorders Office Does have a Notary there is a $2:00 fee for each Signature.


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