Eviction

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Question: How do I find out if I have an eviction?

Answer:

If a person has been evicted from a residence, he or she should be aware of it. The Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act requires that the defendant in an eviction action (called a special detainer action) be issued a summons to appear in court. This summons is deemed to have been received if an attempt to personally serve (deliver) the summons to the defendant has been made, the summons has been conspicuously posted at the main entrance of the defendant’s residence, and it has been sent to the defendant’s last known address by certified mail. A.R.S. 33-1377.  Therefore, a person against whom an eviction action is brought should be aware of it.

If a court has issued an order to evict a person from a residence, there will be a judicial record of it. Judicial records can be searched by going to the court that issued the order or by searching the court’s online database, if available.

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