Whenever notice of pending forfeiture is required under this chapter it shall be given or provided in one of the following ways and is effective at the time of personal service, publication or the mailing of written notice, whichever is earlier:

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 13-4307

  • Interest holder: means a person in whose favor there is a security interest or who is the beneficiary of a perfected encumbrance pertaining to an interest in property. See Arizona Laws 6-237
  • Owner: means a person who is not a secured party within the meaning of section 47-9102 and who has an interest in property, whether legal or equitable. See Arizona Laws 6-237
  • Property: means anything of value, tangible or intangible. See Arizona Laws 3-1703
  • Vehicle: means a device in, upon or by which any person or property is, may be or could have been transported or drawn upon a highway, waterway or airway, excepting devices moved by human power or used exclusively upon stationary rails or tracks. See Arizona Laws 3-1703

1. If the owner‘s or interest holder‘s name and current address are known by either:

(a) Personal service.

(b) Mailing a copy of the notice by certified mail to the address.

2. If the owner’s or interest holder’s interest is required by law to be on record with a county recorder’s office, the secretary of state, the department of transportation motor vehicle division, the game and fish department, or another state or federal licensing agency in order to perfect an interest in the property, but his current address is not known, by mailing a copy of the notice by certified mail to any address on the record.

3. If the owner’s or interest holder’s address is not known, and is not on record as provided in paragraph 2, or if his interest is not known, by publication in one issue of a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the seizure occurs.