You may use the forms on this page if the following factors apply to your situation:

  • The value of all of the personal property (cash, bank accounts, stocks and bonds, cars, jewelry, money owed to the person who died, etc.) in the estate of the person who died (the "decedent"), wherever that property is located, less liens and encumbrances, does not exceed $75,000, and at least 30 days have passed since the death of the decedent, and/or
  • The assessed value of the real property (land and permanent structures on the land) in the decedent's estate located in Arizona, less liens and encumbrances as of the date of the decedent's death, does not exceed $100,000, and at least 6 months have passed since the death of the decedent, and/or
  • You are the surviving spouse, and you want to use the Affidavit to Collect Personal Property to collect wages of up to $5000 owed to the decedent, and/or
  • You are entitled to the real property and/or personal property, and have the legal right ("legal standing") to submit an affidavit claiming the property because:
  • You are named in a will to receive the property and you can prove it; OR
  • The person who died did not have a will, but you are related to the decedent as:

      1. Surviving Spouse, or
      2. Child, if there is no surviving spouse - or there is, but he or she is not your parent and your parent, the decedent, had separate or community property, or
      3. Parent, if there is no surviving spouse or child, or
      4. Brother or Sister, if there is no surviving spouse or child or parent, AND

  • If there are people with equal or greater right than you to the property, they have all assigned their entire interests in the estate to you, which is proven by the copy of the documents they signed to this effect that you can attach to the affidavit.

Transfer of Small Estate by Affidavit - PBSE1

or download instructions and forms individually


Procedures: What to do After Completing the Affidavits - pbse10p


Affidavit for Collection of All Personal Property - pbse11f


Probate Information Cover Sheet - pb10f


Affidavit for Transfer of Title to Real Property Checklist - pbse13f


Affidavit for Transfer of Title to Real Property - pbse12f

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