A. If a law requires, as a condition for recording, that a document be an original, be on paper or another tangible medium or be in writing, the requirement is satisfied by an electronic document satisfying this article.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 11-487.02

  • Document: means information that is both of the following:

    (a) Inscribed on a tangible medium or stored in an electronic or other medium, and retrievable in perceivable form. See Arizona Laws 11-487.01

  • Electronic: means relating to technology having electrical, digital, magnetic, wireless, optical, electromagnetic or similar capabilities. See Arizona Laws 11-487.01
  • Electronic document: means a document that is received by a county recorder in an electronic form. See Arizona Laws 11-487.01
  • Electronic signature: means an electronic sound, symbol or process attached to or logically associated with a document and executed or adopted by a person with the intent to sign the document. See Arizona Laws 11-487.01
  • Oath: includes an affirmation or declaration. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Person: means an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, limited liability company, association, joint venture, public corporation, government or governmental subdivision, agency or instrumentality or any other legal or commercial entity. See Arizona Laws 11-487.01
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215

B. If a law requires, as a condition for recording, that a document be signed, the requirement is satisfied by an electronic signature.

C. A requirement that a document or a signature associated with a document be notarized, acknowledged, verified, witnessed or made under oath is satisfied if the electronic signature of the person authorized to perform that act, and all other information required to be included, is attached to or logically associated with the document or signature.  A physical or electronic image of a stamp, impression or seal need not accompany an electronic signature.