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Located in the Southwestern United States, Arizona is known as one of the “Four Corners” states. The four states being Arizona, Colorado, New Mexico and Utah. Arizona is bordered on the west by California and Nevada, on the north by Utah, on the east by New Mexico, and on the south by Mexico. At 113,998 sq. mi., Arizona is ranked 6th in size. It was admitted to the United States on February 14, 1912, as the 48th state. Arizona was the last state to be admitted to the union in the contiguous United States. It is also only one of two states that does not observe Daylight Saving Time; although the Navajo nation, in the state’s northeastern region, does observe Daylight Saving Time.

Phoenix is Arizona’s capital and the largest city in Arizona. Of the state’s estimated 6,931,071 population, approximately 4.3 million reside in the metropolitan Phoenix area. Arizona is known for its special age-restricted retirement communities, originally developed in the 1960’s. South of Tucson, Arizona, is Green Valley, a retirement community designed for retired Arizona teachers. Many retirees from around the U.S. travel to Arizona to stay during the winter months, they are known as “snow birds.”

Arizona has a wide variety of climate conditions due to its large area and variations of elevation. The climate in the lower elevations is primarily desert with mild winters and extremely hot summers. Late fall and early spring temperatures start to rise midway from 40 to 75⁰ F. The temperatures start to rise midway through February with the summer months ranging from 90 to 120⁰ F. Temperatures in the desert area can exceed 125⁰ F. Significantly higher altitudes in the northern third of Arizona has cooler climates with cold winters and mild summers. Due to Arizona’s climate variation, Phoenix has the record for the most days over 100⁰ F, and Flagstaff has the record for the most days below freezing.

The state is comprised of 15 counties with 15% of the state privately owned. The remaining area contains public forest, park land, state trust land and Native American reservations. The Native American reservations, home to 27 federally recognized tribes, make up about one quarter of the state. The state’s largest employer is the state government with healthcare and retailers also being major employers.

Arizona is known as the “Grand Canyon” state since it is the location of the Grand Canyon. The Grand Canyon is largely located in the Grand Canyon National Park, one of the first national parks in the United States. The Grand Canyon was created by the Colorado River millions of years ago and is one of the seven natural wonders of the world. The canyon is about 277 miles long, ranges in width from 4 to 18 miles across, and is more than 1 mile deep. Native Americans inhabited the canyon and its many caves for thousands of years. [1]

If you have research needs for some type of Arizona public record, feel free to browse the Public Record categories below for available records. The links will access online searches, contact information or instructions for requesting public records.

Az
Abbreviation AZ, Ariz
Capital Phoenix
Population 6,931,071 (2016 est.)
Area size 113,990 sq. mi
Demonym Arizonan
Primary languages spoken English – 74.1% / Spanish – 19.5%
Governor Doug Ducey
Lieutenant Governor Michele Reagan
U.S. Senators John McCain, Jeff Flake
U.S. House Delegation 4 Republicans, 4 Democrats
Time Zone Most of State - Mountain: UTC -7 (No DST)
Navajo Reservation - Mountain: UTC -7/-6
*The map and data in the table are from Wikipedia.

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There are two types of public records; 1) personal public records that document major life milestones such as birth certificates, death certificates, divorce records, and marriage records, etc.; and 2) government records that are made public such as property tax records, recorded land records, voter records, crime data, jail inmate records, and court records. [2] The Freedom of Information Act is a national law that releases government agency public records and makes it possible to view most public records. Since there are a multitude of records available, it can be difficult to know how or where to access them. When you are ready to start your search, you’ll find our Public Records Directory website easy to use since all of the records can be searched by federal, state, county, city, town or type of record. The links provided will connect you to the best website for the record search, provide details about the record, or provide contact information for those records without search capabilities.

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Additional Arizona public records links can be found on our Arizona county and city level pages using the navigation links above.

Other Arizona Public Records

Even though most governmental agencies provide online access to similar types of public records, there are types of records unique to specific states. For instance, Arizona has two rainy seasons occurring during the winter and summer months. These rainfalls can cause flash floods, which can be deadly. Enacted in 1995, Arizona’s Revised Statue (ARS 28-910) [3], known as the “stupid motorist law,” states that any motorist who becomes stranded after driving around barricades to enter a flooded stretch of roadway may be charged for the cost of their rescue. If public emergency services (such as a fire department or paramedics) are called to rescue a flooded motorist and tow the vehicle out of danger in Arizona, the cost of those services can be billed to the motorist, plus additional liability of up to $2,000. Since enacted, only a few incidents have been prosecuted. However, it has generally proven to be effective in deterring drivers from driving through flooded areas.

On our public records website you will find a “foreclosures” link to Arizona Department of Housing’s website which provides a variety of resources regarding mortgages and foreclosures in Arizona including foreclosure help and details regarding the state’s “Save Our Home” program.

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