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Deploying contracts

Once you have compiled your contracts you can proceed to deploying them using aztec.js which is a Typescript client to interact with the sandbox.


  • aztec-nargo installed (go to Sandbox section for installation instructions)
  • contract artifacts ready (go to How to Compile Contract for instructions on how to compile contracts)
  • Aztec Sandbox running (go to Sandbox section for instructions on how to install and run the sandbox)


Contracts can be deployed using the aztec.js library.

Compile the contract:

aztec-nargo compile

Generate the typescript class:

aztec-builder ./aztec-nargo/output/target/path -o src/artifacts

This would create a typescript file like Example.ts in ./src/artifacts. Read more on the compiling page.

Now you can import it to easily deploy and interact with the contract.

import { ExampleContract } from "./target/Example.js";

const tx = ExampleContract.deploy(pxe).send();
await tx.wait({ interval: 0.5 });
const receipt = await tx.getReceipt();
const exampleContract = await

Deploy Arguments

There are several optional arguments that can be passed:

The deploy(...) method is generated automatically with the typescript class representing your contract. Its arguments are PXE client and contract constructor arguments.

Additionally the .send() method can have a few optional arguments too, which are specified in an optional object:

  • contractAddressSalt?: Fr: A salt which is one of the inputs when computing a contract address of the contract to be deployed. By default is set to a random value. Set it, if you need a deterministic contract address (same functionality as Ethereum's CREATE2 opcode).
const tx = ExampleContract.deploy(pxe).send({
contractAddressSalt: new Fr(3n),

Deploying token contract

To give you a more complete example we will deploy a Token contract whose artifacts are included in the @aztec/noir-contracts.js package.

The contract has admin as a constructor argument. We will deploy the contract and pass the admin address as an argument.

const admin = AztecAddress.from(
// TokenContract is the TS interface that is automatically generated when compiling the contract with the `-ts` flag.
const contract = await TokenContract.deploy(wallet, admin).send().deployed();
logger(`Contract deployed at ${contract.address}`);

If everything went as expected you should see the following output (with a different address):

Contract deployed at 0x151de6120ae6628129ee852c5fc7bcbc8531055f76d4347cdc86003bbea96906

If we pass the salt as an argument:

const contract = await TokenContract.deploy(wallet, admin)
.send({ contractAddressSalt: Fr.fromString("0x123") })

the resulting address will be deterministic.

NOTE: You can try running the deployment with the same salt the second time in which case the transaction will fail because the address has been already deployed to.