Buena Park, CA asked in Real Estate Law and Landlord - Tenant for Arizona

Q: Does an eviction notice or court summons have to be delivered in person in Arizona?

I am facing an eviction and was wondering if the notice or court summons has to be delivered in person? Can they just be left at the door? Don't they have to show proof that the tenant actually received the notice or summons? Thanks.

1 Lawyer Answer
Peter H. Westby
Peter H. Westby
  • Landlord Tenant Lawyer
  • Scottsdale, AZ
  • Licensed in Arizona

A: In Arizona it is a common practice to serve by posting the property or dropping the summons and complaint by the front door. If you believe that service was improper, you can contest on this basis. If the Judge agrees, he may require service to be made again. But this is unlikely to be of help to you in my opinion.

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