§ 33-1051 Definitions
§ 33-1052 Stop notice; defect in form
§ 33-1053 Applicability
§ 33-1054 Persons authorized; notice to owner; failure to serve notice after demand
§ 33-1055 Persons authorized; election by construction lender to withhold monies; copy of bond; recovery limits
§ 33-1056 Effective notice
§ 33-1057 Withholding of money by owner; payment bond
§ 33-1058 Withholding monies by construction lenders; payment bond
§ 33-1059 Assignment of monies; effect
§ 33-1060 Pro rata distribution of monies
§ 33-1061 False notice
§ 33-1062 Release of stop notice or bonded stop notice; surety bond
§ 33-1063 Commencement of actions; limitations
§ 33-1064 Dismissal or judgment
§ 33-1065 Consolidation of actions
§ 33-1066 Attorney fees
§ 33-1067 Interest

Terms Used In Arizona Laws > Title 33 > Chapter 7 > Article 9

  • Action: includes any matter or proceeding in a court, civil or criminal. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Answer: The formal written statement by a defendant responding to a civil complaint and setting forth the grounds for defense.
  • Beneficiary: A person who is entitled to receive the benefits or proceeds of a will, trust, insurance policy, retirement plan, annuity, or other contract. Source: OCC
  • Bonded stop notice: means a stop notice that is given to any construction lender and that is accompanied by a bond executed solely by one or more surety companies authorized to transact surety business in this state pursuant to title 20, chapter 2, article 1 in an amount equal to one hundred fifty per cent of the amount of the claim on the condition that if the owner, original contractor or construction lender recovers judgment in an action brought on a verified claim or on the lien filed by the claimant, the claimant would have sufficient monies to pay all costs and damages that the owner, original contractor or construction lender may sustain by reason of the stop notice claim or the lien, not exceeding the amount specified in the bond. See Arizona Laws 33-1051
  • Construction lender: means any mortgagee or beneficiary under a deed of trust lending funds all or a portion of which defray the cost of the construction, alteration, repair or improvement or any assignee or successor in interest of either, or any escrow holder or other party holding any monies furnished or to be furnished by the owner or any other person as a source from which to pay construction costs. See Arizona Laws 33-1051
  • Damages: Money paid by defendants to successful plaintiffs in civil cases to compensate the plaintiffs for their injuries.
  • Deed: The legal instrument used to transfer title in real property from one person to another.
  • Dismissal: The dropping of a case by the judge without further consideration or hearing. Source:
  • Escrow: Money given to a third party to be held for payment until certain conditions are met.
  • including: means not limited to and is not a term of exclusion. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Lien: A claim against real or personal property in satisfaction of a debt.
  • Month: means a calendar month unless otherwise expressed. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Mortgagee: The person to whom property is mortgaged and who has loaned the money.
  • Obligation: An order placed, contract awarded, service received, or similar transaction during a given period that will require payments during the same or a future period.
  • Original contractor: means any contractor who has a direct contractual relationship with the owner. See Arizona Laws 33-1051
  • Person: includes a corporation, company, partnership, firm, association or society, as well as a natural person. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Plaintiff: The person who files the complaint in a civil lawsuit.
  • Property: includes both real and personal property. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Stop notice: means a written notice that is signed and verified by the claimant or its agent and that states in general terms all of the following:

    (a) A description of the labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools furnished or agreed to be furnished by the claimant. See Arizona Laws 33-1051

  • Wilfully: means , with respect to conduct or to a circumstance described by a statute defining an offense, that a person is aware or believes that the person's conduct is of that nature or that the circumstance exists. See Arizona Laws 1-215
  • Writing: includes printing. See Arizona Laws 1-215