Arizona 10 Day Notice of Noncompliance

Last Updated: April 8, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Arizona 10 Day Notice of Noncompliance is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for repeating a lease violation which previously received a notice of noncompliance. Because it’s a repeat violation, the tenant is no longer given an opportunity to take corrective action, and must move out within ten (10) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use an Arizona 10 Day Notice of Noncompliance

An Arizona 10-Day Notice of Noncompliance begins the eviction process when the tenant has repeated a lease violation of the same or similar nature for which they already received a previous notice of noncompliance during the lease term.

Some types of Arizona lease termination notice may allow different reasons for termination, or different notice periods. This may also apply to an eviction notice issued because of a lease or legal violation.

How To Write an Arizona 10 Day Notice of Noncompliance

To help ensure a Notice of Noncompliance meets legal requirements:

  1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
  2. Specify the basis upon which the tenancy will terminate and corrective action necessary, if applicable
  3. Specify the termination date of the lease or tenancy
  4. Fill in the full address of the rental premises
  5. Provide updated/current address and phone number information
  6. Print name and sign the notice
  7. Complete the certificate of service by indicating the date and method of notice delivery, along with printed name and signature

It is easy to lose an otherwise justified legal action because of improper notice. Check carefully to ensure enough time after notice is delivered, not when it’s sent.

How To Serve an Arizona 10 Day Notice of Noncompliance

Arizona landlords may deliver a written Notice of Noncompliance by any method which effectively brings the information to the tenant’s attention. The law presumes the following methods are valid:

  1. Hand delivery to the tenant
  2. Delivery by registered or certified mail to the tenant’s address of record or (if unknown) last known residence

Mailed notice is considered served when actually received or five days after the date the notice is mailed, whichever is sooner.

In almost all cases, notice is legally served when it is received by the other party, NOT when it’s sent. Check specified date of termination carefully to ensure compliance with the legal requirements for a notice period.