A landlord can file an eviction action (otherwise known as a forcible detainer action or special detainer action) against a tenant for nonpayment of rent, for breach of lease, for misrepresenting information to the landlord, for allowing unauthorized persons to live on the premises, or if the tenant has committed a crime. The purpose of an eviction action is to remove the tenants(s) from the property.
Prior to filing an eviction, the landlord must give notice to the tenant. The notice may be personally delivered or sent certified mail. Notice is deemed to be received on the date it was personally handed to the tenant or five days after the notice is mailed.
A hearing will be set 3 to 6 days after the lawsuit has been filed. If the landlord receives a judgment, a writ of restitution directing the tenant to leave the property can issue five days following judgment. Writs of restitution are served by constables or Sheriff's Department.
- Application and Entry of Default (11-0107) (PDF)
- Counterclaim Form (11-0113) (PDF)
- Dismissal/Satisfaction of Judgement Form (11-0108) (PDF)
- Eviction Action Answer Form (FD11-102) (PDF)
- Eviction Action Case Checklist(11-0106) (PDF)
- Eviction Action Detainer Complaint(FD11-101) (PDF)
- Eviction Action Detainer How-To Self Help Packet (FD11-104) (PDF)
- Eviction Action Detainer Summons (FD11-111) (PDF)
- Motion to Vacate/Modify Judgement Form (11-0109)
- Reply to Counterclaim Form (11-0114) (PDF)
- Writ of Restitution How-To Self Help Packet (FD11-110) (PDF)
AzTurboCourt is an online service provided by the Arizona Supreme Court that will walk you through the process of completing the civil complaint form. There is a $15 fee for using this service. Once you have printed the forms you must file them with the court. To determine filing fees, visit our Filing Fees page. Begin using AZTurboCourt by visiting their website.