2017 Arizona Revised Statutes
Title 33 - Property
§ 33-1056 Effective notice
33-1056. Effective notice
A. The stop notice shall be delivered to the owner personally or left at the owner's residence with a person of suitable age and discretion or the owner's place of business. If the notice is served on a construction lender who holds construction monies and who maintains branch offices, it is not effective against the construction lender unless it is given to or served on the manager or other responsible officer or person at the office or branch that administers or holds the construction monies. Any stop notice may be served by certified mail with the same effect as by personal service.
B. Service of a stop notice or bonded stop notice is effective only if the claimant complies with all of the following:
1. Gives any preliminary twenty day notice in accordance with sections 33-992.01 and 33-992.02 only as required by those sections.
2. Serves the stop notice or bonded stop notice before the expiration of the time within which to record a claim of lien under section 33-993.