Sections
Article 1 Registrar of Contractors 32-1101 – 32-1107
Article 2 Licensing 32-1121 – 32-1128
Article 2.1 Residential Contractors’ Recovery Fund 32-1131 – 32-1140
Article 3 Regulation 32-1151 – 32-1169
Article 4 Qualification of Solar Contractors 32-1170 – 32-1170.02
Article 5 Prompt Pay 32-1181 – 32-1188

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 32 > Chapter 10

  • Advertisement: means any written or oral publication, dissemination, solicitation or circulation that is intended to directly or indirectly induce any person to enter into an agreement for contracting services with a contractor, including business cards and telephone directory display advertisements. See Arizona Laws 32-1101
  • Affidavit: A written statement of facts confirmed by the oath of the party making it, before a notary or officer having authority to administer oaths.
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Appeal: A request made after a trial, asking another court (usually the court of appeals) to decide whether the trial was conducted properly. To make such a request is "to appeal" or "to take an appeal." One who appeals is called the appellant.
  • Attachment: A procedure by which a person's property is seized to pay judgments levied by the court.
  • Commercial contractor: is synonymous with the terms "commercial builder" "industrial builder" and "public works builder" and means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other organization, or a combination of any of them, that, for compensation, undertakes to or offers to undertake to, purports to have the capacity to undertake to, submits a bid or responds to a request for qualification or a request for proposals for construction services to, does himself or by or through others, or directly or indirectly supervises others, except within residential property lines, to:

    (a) Construct, alter, repair, add to, subtract from, improve, move, wreck or demolish any building, highway, road, railroad, excavation or other structure, project, development or improvement, or to do any part thereof, including the erection of scaffolding or any other structure or work in connection with the construction. See Arizona Laws 32-1101

  • Construction contract: means a written or oral agreement relating to the construction, alteration, repair, maintenance, moving or demolition of any building, structure or improvement or relating to the excavation of or other development or improvement to land. See Arizona Laws 32-1181
  • Contractor: means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other organization, or a combination of any of them, that has a direct contract with an owner to perform work under a construction contract. See Arizona Laws 32-1181
  • Conviction: A judgement of guilt against a criminal defendant.
  • Counterclaim: A claim that a defendant makes against a plaintiff.
  • Defendant: In a civil suit, the person complained against; in a criminal case, the person accused of the crime.
  • Dual licensed contractor: is synonymous with the term "commercial and residential builder" and means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other organization, or a combination of any of them, that for compensation undertakes to or offers to undertake to, purports to have the capacity to undertake to, submits a bid or responds to a request for qualification or a request for proposals for construction services to, does himself or by or through others, or directly or indirectly supervises others under a single license on commercial or residential property to:

    (a) Construct, alter, repair, add to, subtract from, improve, move, wreck or demolish any building, excavation or other structure or improvement, including any appurtenances, or to do any part thereof. See Arizona Laws 32-1101

  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • Executor: A male person named in a will to carry out the decedent
  • Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation: A government corporation that insures the deposits of all national and state banks that are members of the Federal Reserve System. Source: OCC
  • Felony: A crime carrying a penalty of more than a year in prison.
  • Final completion: means the earliest of the following:

    (a) When the work, or the work under a portion of a construction contract for which the contract states a separate price, has been completed in accordance with the terms and conditions of the construction contract. See Arizona Laws 32-1181

  • Fund: means the residential contractors' recovery fund. See Arizona Laws 32-1131
  • Indemnification: In general, a collateral contract or assurance under which one person agrees to secure another person against either anticipated financial losses or potential adverse legal consequences. Source: FDIC
  • License: means an authorization for the person who is listed on the electronic, paper or other records maintained by the registrar to act in the capacity of a contractor. See Arizona Laws 32-1101
  • Minor: means a person under the age of eighteen years. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Named on a license: means required to be identified pursuant to section 32-1122, subsection B. See Arizona Laws 32-1101
  • Owner: means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other organization, or a combination of any of them, that causes a building, structure or improvement to be constructed, altered, repaired, maintained, moved or demolished or that causes land to be excavated or otherwise developed or improved, whether the interest or estate of the person is in fee, as vendee under a contract to purchase, as lessee or another interest or estate less than fee. See Arizona Laws 32-1181
  • Person: means a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association, trust, society or natural person. See Arizona Laws 32-1101
  • Personal property: includes money, goods, chattels, things in action and evidences of debt. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Petty offense: A federal misdemeanor punishable by six months or less in prison. Source: U.S. Courts
  • Precedent: A court decision in an earlier case with facts and law similar to a dispute currently before a court. Precedent will ordinarily govern the decision of a later similar case, unless a party can show that it was wrongly decided or that it differed in some significant way.
  • Probation: A sentencing alternative to imprisonment in which the court releases convicted defendants under supervision as long as certain conditions are observed.
  • Public debt: Cumulative amounts borrowed by the Treasury Department or the Federal Financing Bank from the public or from another fund or account. The public debt does not include agency debt (amounts borrowed by other agencies of the Federal Government). The total public debt is subject to a statutory limit.
  • Public law: A public bill or joint resolution that has passed both chambers and been enacted into law. Public laws have general applicability nationwide.
  • Qualifying party: means a person who is responsible for a licensee's actions and conduct performed under the license and who either:

    (a) Has an ownership interest in the license. See Arizona Laws 32-1101

  • Registrar: means the registrar of contractors. See Arizona Laws 32-1101
  • Residential contractor: means a contractor as defined in section 32-1101 who is licensed to perform work on residential property pursuant to this chapter and who engages in residential contracting. See Arizona Laws 32-1131
  • Restitution: The court-ordered payment of money by the defendant to the victim for damages caused by the criminal action.
  • Retention: means a portion of a progress payment otherwise due from the owner to the contractor that is withheld pursuant to the terms and conditions of a construction contract to ensure proper performance of the construction contract. See Arizona Laws 32-1181
  • Solar contractor: means a contractor, as defined in section 32-1101, who installs, alters or repairs solar devices. See Arizona Laws 32-1170
  • Solar device: means a device for the use and application of solar energy incidental to:

    (a) Boilers, steamfitting and process piping. See Arizona Laws 32-1170

  • Statute of limitations: A law that sets the time within which parties must take action to enforce their rights.
  • Subcontractor: means any person, firm, partnership, corporation, association or other organization, or a combination of any of them, that has a direct contract with a contractor or another subcontractor to perform a portion of the work under a construction contract. See Arizona Laws 32-1181
  • Work: means the labor, materials, equipment and services to be provided by a contractor or subcontractor under a construction contract. See Arizona Laws 32-1181