What Is a Beneficiary Deed?
An Arizona Beneficiary Deed is a special type of deed that is used to transfer an owner’s interest in Arizona real property to another person or entity at death. This includes transferring property to the person’s Revocable Living Trust. Once a person creates and executes an Arizona Beneficiary Deed, they need to record it with the county recorder of the county in which the real property is located. After the person passes, a certified copy of the person’s death certificate must be recorded with the same county recorder. Upon recording the death certificate, the transfer to the new beneficiary(s) named in the deed is complete. Arizona Beneficiary Deeds are governed by Arizona Revised Statutes § 33-405.