Arizona Preliminary 20-Day Notice Form

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Fill out the fields to download your free Arizona Preliminary 20-day Notice form. The downloadable form can be filled out electronically with a PDF editor or by hand after printing. Sending preliminary notice protects your lien and bond claim rights on construction projects in Arizona.

Sending a 20-Day Notice, also known as an Arizona preliminary notice, is a requirement for construction parties that want to protect their right to file a mechanics lien. Arizona law is strict about the language on the form. This form download was prepared by construction lawyers to meet the requirements set forth in Arizona Revised Statutes 33-992.01.

Sending a completed 20-Day Notice Form

Once completed, you must send this form to the owner, the prime contractor, the lender, and the party who hired the noticing party within 20 days of first furnishing services, labor or materials. Failure to deliver notice forfeits a party’s right to file a mechanics lien in Arizona should there be payment problems at the end of the construction job. A late notice is not completely ineffective, but only preserves the right to lien for services furnished within 20 days of the notice, and thereafter.

Sending a 20-day preliminary notice to everyone up the payment chain is best practice in most states, but in Arizona it is a requirement for protection your rights to file a lien or bond claim. If the need to file a mechanics lien should arise, you must include a copy of the notice and proof of mailing of the 20-day preliminary notice. If you don’t, it could result in an invalid lien.

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Arizona County Recorders

Looking to file/record a mechanics lien in Arizona? You'll need to get your Arizona mechanics lien filed and recorded with the county recorder in the county where the construction project is located. Here is a listing of all county recorders in Arizona. Click on any county to find more information about how to get your lien recorded in that county.

Edison J. Wauneka
75 W Cleveland St
St. Johns, AZ 85936
Phone: (928) 337-7515
Fax: (928) 337-7676

Cochise County Recorder's Office
1415 Melody Lane, Building B
Brisbee, AZ 85603
Phone: (520) 432-8350
Fax: N/A

Coconino County Recorder
110 E. Cherry Ave.
Flagstaff, AZ 86001
Phone: 928-679-7850
Fax: N/A

Gila County Recorder
1400 E Ash St
Globe, AZ 85501
(928) 402-8740

Graham County Recorder's Office
921 Thatcher Blvd, 2nd Floor
Safford, AZ 85546
Phone: 928-428-3560
Fax: 928-428-8828

Greenlee County Recorder's Office
253 Fifth Street
Clifton, AZ 85533
Phone: (928) 865-2632 or (928) 865-1717
Fax: (928) 865-4417

La Paz
La Paz County Recorder's Office
1112 Joshua Avenue, #201
Parker, AZ 85344
Phone: 928-669-6136 or 888-526-8685
Fax: 928-669-5638

Maricopa County Recorder's Office
111 S. Third Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Phone: 602-506-3535
Fax: N/A

Mohave County Recorder
700 W Beale St
Kingman, AZ 86401
Phone: 928-753-0701
Fax: 928-753-0727

Navajo County Recorder's Office
100 East Code Talkers Drive
Holbrook, AZ 86025
Phone: (928) 524-4191
Fax: N/A

Pima County Recorder's Office
240 N Stone Ave
Tucson, AZ 85701
Phone: (520) 724-4350
Fax: N/A

Pinal County Recorder's Office
31 N Pinal Street Building E
Florence, AZ 85132
Phone: 520.866.6830
Fax: 520.866.6831

Santa Cruz
Santa Cruz County Recorder's Office
2150 N. Congress Drive
Suite 101
Nogales, AZ 85621
Phone: 520.375.7990
Fax: 520.375.7996

Yavapai County Recorder
1015 Fair Street, 2nd Floor
Prescott, AZ 86305
Phone: 928-771-3244
Fax: 928-771-3258

Yuma County Recorder's Office
410 S. Maiden Lane, Suite B
Yuma, AZ 85364
Phone: 928-373-6020
Fax: 928) 373-6024

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