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Arizona 5-Day Notice to Pay or Vacate Form – Notice to Quit

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An Arizona 5-Day Notice (Non-Payment of Rent) form is used for the purpose of notifying the tenant that they have no more than 5 days to pay unpaid rent. If the tenant fails to pay the landlord the unpaid rent in full within the allotted 5 days, the tenant must vacate the property. On the 6th day, the landlord can file a forcible detainer action with the court to move ahead with the eviction.

The landlord must personally serve the tenant the 5-day notice to quit. If the tenant is absent or unavailable, the landlord shall mail the notice by certified or registered mail. By the laws of Arizona, the tenant has an additional 5 days to pay rent when the notice is sent by mail, making it a 10-day notice. Do NOT leave the notice to quit on the tenant’s door if they are absent. The State of Arizona does not consider that method as proper notice.

LawsA.R.S 33-1368(2b)

How to Write

Step 1 – Fill in the blank fields with the following information:

  • Name of Tenant(s)
  • Amount of Past Due Rent
  • Amount of Late Charges
  • Description/Address of Rental Unit
  • Date
  • Signature of Owner/Landlord

Step 2 – Deliver the Notice to the tenant personally or by certified mail. Once the tenant is served, the landlord should fill out the Certificate of Service to legally acknowledge that the tenant was served. If sending by certified mail, the landlord must wait 10 days before filling out and signing the Certificate of Service.


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