A. A county recorder:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 11-487.03

  • 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
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • State: means a state of the United States, the District of Columbia, the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico, the United States Virgin Islands or any territory or insular possession subject to the jurisdiction of the United States. See Arizona Laws 11-487.01
  • United States: includes the District of Columbia and the territories. See Arizona Laws 1-215

1. Who implements any of the functions listed in this section shall do so in compliance with adopted standards.

2. May receive, index, store, archive and transmit electronic documents.

3. May provide for access to, and for search and retrieval of, documents and information by electronic means.

4. Who accepts electronic documents for recording shall continue to accept paper documents as authorized by state law and shall place entries for both types of documents in the same index.

5. May convert paper documents accepted for recording into electronic form.

6. May convert into electronic form information recorded before the county recorder began to record electronic documents.

7. May accept electronically any fee that the county recorder is authorized to collect.

8. May agree with other officials of a state or a political subdivision of a state or of the United States, on procedures or processes to facilitate the electronic satisfaction of prior approvals and conditions precedent to recording and the electronic payment of fees.

B. For the purposes of this section, "paper document" means a document that is received by a county recorder in a form that is not electronic.