Arizona Stop Notice Form

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About Arizona Stop Notice Form

In Arizona, a stop notice, or stop notice claim, is a type of notice that subcontractors or contractors use to seek payment for their work on construction projects. A stop notice is generally given for the purpose of stopping, intercepting or freezing construction funds from the construction lender that have not yet been paid on a construction project. It can be used instead of, or in addition to, a mechanics lien, but is not filed with the county recorder’s office like a lien would be. A stop notice can only be used on private projects, with the one exception being owner-occupied dwellings.

General contractors, subcontractors, suppliers, and others that work in the construction industry use document to get paid on their projects in Arizona. When the notice is received, the project owner or construction financer is required to withhold sufficient funds to pay the amount listed on the stop notice. Stop notice documents are most popular (and legal) in a few states. Arizona is one of them.

Arizona also has Preliminary notice requirements. An Arizona preliminary notice, (also known as a 20-day notice) must be delivered to the owner, prime contractor, construction lender, and the party with whom you have contracted within 20 days of providing labor, services or materials. A person performing actual labor for wages is not required to serve notice.

Pro tip: Filing a mechanics lien and sending a stop notice can be an effective way of speeding up payment. Which to file (or whether to file both) is up to the claimant, and depends on the claimant’s goals. The period to file a stop notice is the same as the period to file a mechanics lien.Don’t forfeit your lien rights by missing the Arizona mechanics lien deadline, expecting that a stop notice would get the job done.

Complete the form on the right to download your Free Arizona Stop Notice template that can be filled out with a PDF editor or by hand after printing. Use this template to easily file your stop notice on a Construction project in Arizona. You can also use Levelset’s document builder to create and send a stop notice on your construction project.

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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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