What is the Arizona Trust Code?

Last Updated on August 21, 2022 by Paul Dunn

The Arizona Trust Code, commonly referred to as the ATC, was enacted on January 1, 2009. It is a comprehensive set of laws applicable to trusts created and administered in Arizona.  Among the many items relating to trusts covered by the ATC are the following:

  • A trustee’s duty to furnish information and reports to trust beneficiaries
  • The legal effect of spendthrift and creditor protection clauses in trust documents
  • Extending the Arizona Rule Against Perpetuities from 90 years to 500 years
  • Specifying which state laws are applicable to administering a trust
  • Providing remedies and damages for wrongdoings by trustees
  • Eliminating the need for creators of a trust to provide complete copies (or extensive portions) of their trust to third parties

The Arizona Trust Code can be found at