Arizona Preliminary Notice Form

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In Arizona, a 20-Day Notice, also known generically as a preliminary notice is a construction payment document that must be delivered 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 mechanic’s lien should there be payment problems at the end of the construction job. A late notice is not 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.

Fill out the form on the right to download your free Arizona 20-day notice template. The downloadable form can be filled out electronically with a PDF editor or by hand after printing. Use this template to easily file your lien on a private construction project in Arizona. Worried about how to fill out the form and mail it correctly? You can use Levelset’s document builder to create and properly mail 20-day notices on your construction projects.

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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.

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

Maricopa County Recorder
111 S. Third Ave.
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Navajo County Recorder
100 East Code Talkers Drive
Holbrook, AZ 86025
(928) 524-4191

Pinal County Recorder
31 N Pinal Street Building E
Florence, AZ 85132
Fax: 520.866.6831

Yuma County Recorder
410 S. Maiden Lane, Suite B
Yuma, AZ 85364
Fax: (928) 373-6024

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What happens if the name of the entity that owns the property legally changes its name? What notifications are required

If the entity the subcontractors and material suppliers filed pre-lien notices under the old entity name what kind of notification are we required to give...

Do i include the original value in the excess preliminary notice or just the difference?

If I create an excess preliminary notice and the only include the excess amount and not the original estimate, does the state only refer to...

Can I pre lien a job after the work has completed?

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When we receive multiple preliminary notices from a specific vendor on the same job, should those totals be added together or is the most recent notice the only amount the claimant is claiming?

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