Arizona 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

Last Updated: April 8, 2024 by Roberto Valenzuela

An Arizona 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate is a letter that complies with state legal requirements to begin eviction against a tenant for a health or safety violation. The tenant must take appropriate corrective action, or else move out within five (5) calendar days of receiving notice.

When To Use an Arizona 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

An Arizona 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate begins the eviction process for the following tenant violations:

  • Keeping the premises in an unclean, unsanitary or unsafe manner
  • Failure to properly dispose of trash or other waste
  • Unreasonable use of plumbing, electrical or other fixtures
  • Minor property damage
  • Disturbing the quiet enjoyment of neighbors
  • Failure to promptly notify the landlord in writing of health or safety violations that require landlord repairs or maintenance

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 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

    To help ensure the legal compliance of a Notice To Comply or Vacate:

    1. Use the full name of the receiving parties, and address of record, if known
    2. Specify the basis for terminating the tenancy, plus the necessary corrective action(s) to avoid termination
    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 5 Day Notice To Comply or Vacate

    Arizona landlords may deliver a written Notice To Comply or Vacate 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.