2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 33 - Property
§ 33-1021.01 Dry cleaners' and launderers' lien; foreclosure

33-1021.01. Dry cleaners' and launderers' lien; foreclosure

A. When any garment, wearing apparel or other article is cleaned, pressed or washed by any dry cleaner or launderer, the dry cleaner or launderer has a lien on the garment, apparel or article for the labor and may retain possession of the garment, apparel or article until the amount due is fully paid.

B. The lien for any article in the possession of a dry cleaner or launderer granted by subsection A may be foreclosed by private or public sale or by disposal in any manner determined by the dry cleaner or launderer if all of the following conditions exist:

1. The dry cleaner or launderer has posted on the premises, plainly visible to the owner or agent of the garment, wearing apparel or other article to be cleaned, pressed or washed, a poster, no less in size than eighteen inches by twenty-four inches, notifying that the garment, apparel or other article may be disposed of on or after ninety days if unclaimed. The notice shall also be imprinted on the receipt given to the owner or agent.

2. The article remains in the possession of the dry cleaner or launderer and the charges are unpaid for a period of ninety days from the date the article is received to be cleaned, pressed or washed.

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