Maricopa County Recorder's Office
We are pleased to offer the latest in technology for your information and convenience. Our recording system makes available, either in one of our offices or on the internet, over 156,000,000 images. Data including our first recording on June 5, 1871 can be located on our website. Social security numbers have been redacted on all images available on the website. Images of Plat Maps dating from 1901, and Recorded Ordinances are also available in our office or on the internet.
Since August of 1999 we have accepted documents electronically and currently over 83% of all documents are submitted this way. In, January 2011 we partnered with the Maricopa County Library District to place the very first Interactive Recording KIOSK, in Surprise, AZ at the Northwest Library. We continue to remain at the forefront of e-government.
We are proud of the many awards and recognitions we have received and that we are considered by many to be the premier recording office in the country. We continue to provide the citizens of Maricopa County the finest service possible. To ensure that we stay on the leading edge in our field we continually make changes and we encourage your participation. We welcome your suggestions and comments and look forward to hearing from you.
Maricopa County Recorder
The Recorder's Office
The mission of the Recorder's Office is to maintain a perpetual, comprehensive set of public records consisting of all documents appropriately presented for recording for the public so that any member of the public can readily access the information to conduct their personal and business activities with the assurance that, where appropriate, privacy will be protected and that their transactions were executed in accordance with the law.
Our vision is to be the most productive recording office with the best customer service and the best solutions for recording documents and accessing public records.
The Elections Department
Provide access to the electoral process for:
- The legislature and special interest groups
This is done so that they have equal accessibility and may readily participate in elections.
The vision of the Elections Department is a County in which citizens may vote, initiate petitions, and run for office confident that every effort was made to:
- Educate them about elections laws and procedures
- Remove barriers to participation
- Provide equal access
- Assure the integrity of elections.