ADWR maintains and updates SOC information, including names and addresses of the parties to the adjudications, the location and nature of the claims, property records, and payment of filing fees that are forwarded to either the Maricopa County Court (Gila Adjudication) or the Apache County Court (LCR Adjudication). This information is updated as new SOCs are filed and as existing SOCs are amended or assigned due to changes in property ownership or other changes.
To view copies of SOCs filed in the adjudications, you will need the SOC file numbers from ADWR. You can obtain them by calling 1-866-246-1414.
To access blank SOC forms, including amendments and assignments of SOC's, please see below. Please note that the forms below are fillable PDF files, but inputs are not saved or connected to ADWR's database. You may complete the form online, but it must be printed, signed, and notarized prior to submitting to ADWR.
Adjudication summonses are served upon all persons listed in the property tax assessments in each watershed, and on all persons in the watershed who had, at any time, any water rights filing on record with ADWR. 105,338 SOCs have been filed in the adjudications in response to the original and new use summons. Through the end of the calendar year 2022, over 89,600 SOCs have been filed in the Gila Adjudication, and over 15,700 SOCs have been filed in the LCR Adjudication.
Additionally, ADWR conducts an annual search of its records to determine whether new water uses have been initiated within the adjudication areas and serves new use summons by certified mail to those potential claimants.