Arizona 10 Day Notice to Vacate

Last Updated: August 29, 2022 by Marnie Snyder

An Arizona 10 Day Notice to Vacate is an official eviction letter delivered to the tenant for an incurable breach of the lease, such as falsifying criminal or eviction history. The tenant does not have the option to cure and must move out of the premises within ten (10) calendar days.

When to Use an Arizona 10 Day Notice to Vacate

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

  • If the tenant falsified criminal record / criminal history on the rental application.
  • If the tenant failed to disclose eviction history on the rental application.
  • If the tenant failed to provide current criminal activity on the rental application.

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.
  • 10 Day Notice to Comply or Vacate – If the tenant falsified information on the rental application such as: number of occupants, pets, income, social security number or employment.
  • 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.
  • 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 Vacate

The Ten (10) Day Notice to Vacate form for falsification of information 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. Select the manner in which the tenant falsified information;
  5. Enter the date the rental agreement shall terminate;
  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 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.