Arizona 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: August 29, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Arizona 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate is a legal eviction document written by the landlord and delivered to the tenant for falsifying information on the rental application. The tenant has the right to correct the lease violation or vacate the premises within ten (10) calendar days.

When to Use an Arizona 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

Use a 10-Day Notice to Comply or Vacate to begin the eviction process in Arizona:

  • If the tenant falsified information on the rental application regarding the total number of occupants.
  • If the tenant failed to disclose the number of pets on the premises.
  • If the tenant provided incorrect income information.
  • If the tenant included an invalid social security number.
  • If the tenant recorded inaccurate employment details.

If none of the above are true, use one of the below forms to evict a tenant:

  • 5 Day Notice to Quit – If the tenant is late on rent (starting the day after it’s due), either in part or in full.
  • 5 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant committed a health or safety violation such as: not keeping the premises in a clean, safe or sanitary manner, deliberately or negligently destroying any part of the premises, disturbing the peace and enjoyment of other persons or not properly disposing of trash or waste.
  • 10 Day Notice of Noncompliance – If the tenant repeated a lease violation for the second time of the same or similar nature during the lease term.
  • 10 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant falsified criminal record history, eviction history or current criminal record on the rental application.
  • Immediate Notice to Vacate – If the tenant engaged in or promoted prostitution, committed homicide, used or discharged a firearm or other deadly weapon, is involved in criminal street gang activity, committed serious property damage, threatened other persons on the premises, committed acts that constitute a nuisance or physically assaulted another person on the premises.
  • 30 Day Notice to Vacate – If the tenant or the landlord is terminating a rental agreement, including a month-to-month or year-to-year lease. This letter may also be used for tenants with no written lease that pay rent monthly or for tenants with an expired lease.

How to Write an Arizona 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

The Ten (10) Day Notice to Comply or Vacate form shall be completed as follows:

  1. Write all adult tenants’ names (do not include minors);
  2. Fill in the complete address of the rental premises;
  3. Include the notice date, which is the date the notice is served;
  4. Specify the lease violations;
  5. Enter the date the rental agreement shall terminate if breach not cured;
  6. Landlord dates and signs notice;
  7. Landlord prints their name with full address and phone number.

How to Serve an Arizona 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate

A landlord can deliver notices in Arizona using either of the below acceptable methods:

  1. Handing the notice to the tenant in person;
  2. Mailing the notice by certified or registered mail with a return receipt.

When sending the notice by certified or registered mail, add five (5) additional calendar days to the notice period or the number of days until the notice is received by the Tenant, whichever occurs first , as required by law.