In Arizona, there are a number of different statutes that govern court procedures.  Eviction actions are governed by the Rules of Procedure for Eviction Actions (RPEA).  The RPEA explains the special rules that apply in eviction cases. You can view the RPEA by visiting the WestLaw website.

Content provided can also be found at AZCourts.gov/eviction.

The information below may be helpful to you but is not a substitute for legal advice.
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1. RPEA INCLUDES INFORMATION ABOUT...

  • Duties of the landlord when filing an eviction
  • Duties of the tenant when responding to the eviction claim
  • Either party may hire an attorney to represent them, or can represent themselves
  • What is required to be included in the complaint and summons
  • How a tenant is served paperwork
  • Filing a counterclaim
  • How to file a motion
  • Disclosure rules
  • Specific rules about the eviction hearing
  • Writ of restitution
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