A. Every applicant for nonresident temporary licensure or certification under this chapter who is not a resident of this state shall submit, with the application for nonresident temporary licensure or certification, an irrevocable consent that service of process on the applicant may be made by delivery of the process to the secretary of state if, in an action against the applicant in a court of this state arising out of the applicant’s activities as a nonresident temporary state-licensed or state-certified appraiser, the plaintiff cannot effect, in the exercise of due diligence, personal service on the applicant.

Terms Used In Arizona Laws 32-3617

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Appraisal: A determination of property value.
  • Appraisal assignment: means an engagement for which a real estate appraiser is employed or retained to act, or would be perceived by third parties or the public in acting, as a disinterested third party in rendering an unbiased analysis, opinion or conclusion relating to the nature, quality, value or utility of specified interests in or aspects of identified real estate. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Process: means a citation, writ or summons issued in the course of judicial proceedings. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Service of process: The service of writs or summonses to the appropriate party.
  • State-licensed or state-certified appraiser: means a person who develops and communicates appraisals and who holds a current, valid license or certificate issued under this chapter. See Arizona Laws 32-3601
  • Superintendent: means the superintendent of financial institutions. See Arizona Laws 32-3601

B. A nonresident of this state who has complied with subsection A of this section may obtain a nonresident temporary license or certificate as a nonresident temporary state-licensed or state-certified appraiser by conforming to all of the requirements of this chapter relating to state-licensed or state-certified appraisers.

C. A nonresident of this state who is licensed or certified in another state is entitled to nonresident temporary licensure or certification by the superintendent, which is valid until the completion of each appraisal assignment but not for a period of more than one year from the date of issuance, if:

1. The nonresident appraiser’s business in this state is of a temporary nature.

2. The nonresident appraiser applies with the superintendent on forms prescribed by the superintendent.

3. The nonresident appraiser pays the nonresident temporary licensure or certification fee required by the superintendent.

D. The superintendent shall adopt rules in furtherance of this section to avoid the abuse of the temporary practice rights in this state.