Assessor Paul D. Petersen

Maricopa County Assessor's Office

Ownership

I just bought a house. How long before the property will transfer to my name?
The Assessor receives well over 100,000 documents from the Recorder's Office each year, however you can expect that an ordinary house on a subdivision lot purchase could take 4-8 weeks after recording before the change displays on the web site. Purchases outside of a subdivision (with metes & bounds legal descriptions or splits of property) may take longer. The Assessor's Parcel Number (APN) of the property should be included in the legal description on the recorded deed.