Maricopa County Work Stop Notice Form (Arizona)

All Maricopa County specific forms and documents listed below are included in your immediate download package:

Work Stop Notice Form

Maricopa County Work Stop Notice Form

Fill in the blank form formatted to comply with all recording and content requirements.
Included Maricopa County compliant document last validated/updated 5/17/2024

Work Stop Notice Guide

Maricopa County Work Stop Notice Guide

Line by line guide explaining every blank on the form.
Included Maricopa County compliant document last validated/updated 3/20/2024

Completed Example of the Work Stop Notice Document

Maricopa County Completed Example of the Work Stop Notice Document

Example of a properly completed form for reference.
Included Maricopa County compliant document last validated/updated 4/17/2024

When using these Work Stop Notice forms, the subject real estate must be physically located in Maricopa County. The executed documents should then be recorded in one of the following offices:

Recorder: Main Office

111 S Third Ave, Phoenix, Arizona 85003

Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Monday - Friday

Phone: 602-506-3535

Southeast Office (Mesa)

222 E Javelina, Mesa , Arizona 85210

Hours: 8:00 A.M. - 5:00 P.M. Monday - Friday

Phone: 602-506-3535

Local jurisdictions located in Maricopa County include:

  • Aguila
  • Arlington
  • Avondale
  • Buckeye
  • Carefree
  • Cashion
  • Cave Creek
  • Chandler
  • Chandler Heights
  • El Mirage
  • Fort Mcdowell
  • Fountain Hills
  • Gila Bend
  • Gilbert
  • Glendale
  • Glendale Luke Afb
  • Goodyear
  • Higley
  • Laveen
  • Litchfield Park
  • Mesa
  • Morristown
  • New River
  • Palo Verde
  • Paradise Valley
  • Peoria
  • Phoenix
  • Queen Creek
  • Rio Verde
  • Scottsdale
  • Sun City
  • Sun City West
  • Surprise
  • Tempe
  • Tolleson
  • Tonopah
  • Tortilla Flat
  • Waddell
  • Wickenburg
  • Wittmann
  • Youngtown

How long does it take to get my forms?

Forms are available immediately after submitting payment.

How do I get my forms, are they emailed?

Immediately after you submit payment, the Maricopa County forms you order will be available for download directly from your account. You can then download the forms to your computer. If you do not already have an account, one will be created for you as part of the order process, and your login details will be provided to you. If you encounter any issues accessing your forms, please reach out to our support team for assistance. Forms are NOT emailed to you.

What does "validated/updated" mean?

This indicates the most recent date when at least one of the following occurred:

  • Updated: The document was updated or changed to remain compliant.
  • Validated: The document was examined by an attorney or staff, or it was successfully recorded in Maricopa County using our eRecording service.
Are these forms guaranteed to be recordable in Maricopa County?

Yes. Our form blanks are guaranteed to meet or exceed all formatting requirements set forth by Maricopa County including margin requirements, content requirements, font and font size requirements.

Can the Work Stop Notice forms be re-used?

Yes. You can re-use the forms for your personal use. For example, if you have more than one property in Maricopa County that you need to transfer you would only need to order our forms once for all of your properties in Maricopa County.

What are supplemental forms?

Often when a deed is recorded, additional documents are required by Arizona or Maricopa County. These could be tax related, informational, or even as simple as a coversheet. Supplemental forms are provided for free with your order where available.

What type of files are the forms?

All of our Maricopa County Work Stop Notice forms are PDFs. You will need to have or get Adobe Reader to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I need any special software to use these forms?

You will need to have Adobe Reader installed on your computer to use our forms. Adobe Reader is free software that most computers already have installed.

Do I have to enter all of my property information online?

No. The blank forms are downloaded to your computer and you fill them out there, at your convenience.

Can I save the completed form, email it to someone?

Yes, you can save your deed form at any point with your information in it. The forms can also be emailed, blank or complete, as attachments.

Are there any recurring fees involved?

No. Nothing to cancel, no memberships, no recurring fees.

Stop Notices in Arizona

In addition to recording a mechanic's lien, a stop notice is another way to recover the money you are owed on a construction project. A stop notice is a written and verified notice, sent to the owner or construction lender that instructs them to withhold payment of the amounts not yet disbursed in order to satisfy the unpaid claim. AZ REV. STAT. 33-1051(4).

Any person entitled to record a claim of lien, other than the original contractor, may give the owner or lender a stop notice. AZ REV. STAT. 33-1054. However, stop notices are only available on private jobs. AZ REV. STAT. 33-1053. If someone is entitled to give a stop notice and fails to serve it within thirty days after a written demand from the owner, he or she forfeits the right to any stop notice on the work described in the demand. Id. Unlike mechanic's liens, a stop notice is not invalid if the form is defective, as long as it is sufficient to substantially inform the owner of the information required. AZ REV. STAT. 33-1052. There are harsh penalties for falsifying a stop notice. Any person who willfully gives a false stop notice or bonded stop notice or includes in the notice any labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools not furnished for the property described in that notice forfeits all right to participate in the pro rata distribution of monies, forfeits all right to any lien, and is subject to additional penalties provided by statute. AZ REV. STAT. 33-1061.

The stop notice must contain all of the following: 1) a description of the labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools furnished or agreed to be furnished by the claimant; 2) the name of the person to or for whom the labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools were furnished or agreed to be furnished; 3) the amount in value of the labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools already furnished and the total amount agreed to be furnished; 4) the amount, if any, of payment received by the claimant for the labor, professional services, materials, machinery, fixtures or tools furnished or agreed to be furnished; and 5) the name and address of the claimant. 33-1051(4).

If a stop notice has been served, an action against the owner or lender may be commenced at any time after ten days from the date of the service of the stop notice. AZ REV. STAT. 33-1063(A). The action expires after three months after the period for filing a claim of lien could be filed, unless the parties stipulate in writing to an extension of time. Id.

This article is provided for informational purposes only and should not be relied upon as a substitute for the advice of an attorney. If you have any question about serving a stop notice in Arizona, please contact an attorney.

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