Lookup Public Records in Yavapai County, Arizona. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Yavapai County, Arizona

Yavapai County is located in central Arizona and covers 8,128 square miles. The county seat is Prescott. One of the original four counties, it was named for the Yavapai people who lived there when the area was annexed by the United States. The county’s topography varies widely, from the Sonoran Desert in the south–at nearly sea level–to Mount Union at 7,979 feet. The population is 211,073.

The County Recorder’s office has been responsible for classifying, indexing and imaging all recorded documents in Yavapai County since 1864. In addition, all public records are permanently well-maintained on microfilm according to national archival standards. Among the documents recorded by the Yavapai County Recorder’s Office are mining notices, subdivision plats, surveys, personal property related documents, tax liens, deeds of trust, family trusts, real estate transactions and mortgages.

County residents can do a public records search for records that date back to 1975. In addition, the recorder’s office has online all recorded subdivision plats and recorded surveys. The website has easy to follow steps and links that will direct you to the records that are available. However, the website contains public records that are unofficial; the unofficial copies of the Recorder’s records may only be used without charge for non-commercial purposes.

To obtain official copies of public records, you will have to visit the recorder’s office in person. Yavapai County has two full services Recorder’s Offices dedicated to serving the public, one in Cottonwood and one in Prescott. The county boasts the fourth highest recording volume in the State of Arizona.

Prescott office

Yavapai County

Administration Building

1015 Fair Street

Prescott, AZ 86305

Cottonwood office

Yavapai County Cottonwood Annex

10 South 6th Street

Cottonwood, AZ 86326

Alternatively, you can call the recorder’s office at (928) 771-3244 or email recorder@yavapai.us and request public records.  

To access court records, you will have to visit the Clerk of the Superior Court’s website. The duties and responsibilities are prescribed in state statute, court rules, and case law. In addition to court records, the Clerk of the Superior Court officially maintains all criminal, domestic, civil, juvenile, and probate records.

Yavapai, AZ Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009261,869
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200911,820
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009335
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009894
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,389
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-20091,803
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20095,579
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200934,412
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20092,552
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20099,398
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20091,684
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200946,709
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20091,085
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009887
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200932,741
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200910,655
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009595
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20095,463
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20096,788
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009708
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20092,070
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20095,804
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20097,623
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009334
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009254
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20096,023
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009952
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009620
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20092,157
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009343
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200953,817
Yavapai County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Yavapai County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Marriage – Title 25, Ch. 1 and Arizona Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – Title 25, Ch. 2, Article 1
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Yavapai County Marriage License
Location:Yavapai County Courthouse, 120 South Cortez Street, Prescott, Arizona, 86303
Phone:928-771-3312

Yavapai County Recorder
County Government Office

Address: 1015 Fair St # 228, Prescott, AZ 86305, United States

Phone: 928-771-3244

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