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Rule 14. Writs of Restitution

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Procedure for Eviction Actions

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Procedure for Eviction Actions
17B A.R.S. Rules Proc. Evic. Act., Rule 14
Rule 14. Writs of Restitution
The court shall promptly issue a writ of restitution upon timely application of a party entitled to it if the application is accompanied by the appropriate fee and deposits. The writ of restitution shall direct the constable or the sheriff, as appropriate, to return possession of the premises to the party entitled to possession under the judgment. A judge, justice of the peace, court commissioner, or the clerk of the superior court may issue the writ of restitution if it appears that a judgment granting possession has been entered in favor of the party filing the writ and the action has not been stayed.
a. Delays in Issuance. Neither the issuance nor the enforcement of a writ of restitution will be suspended, delayed, or otherwise affected by the filing of a motion to set aside or vacate the judgment or similar motion unless the court finds good cause.
b. Time Standards for Writs of Restitution.
(1) Application for Writ. A party who obtains a judgment for possession in an eviction action shall have up to 45 days to apply for a writ of restitution.
(2) Writ Applications after 45 Days. If a party applies for a writ of restitution more than 45 days after the judgment, the party must also explain the reasons for the delay in making the application and shall certify that the tenancy has not been reinstated since the date of the judgment. If it is clear that the tenancy has not been reinstated, the court shall issue the writ. If it appears to the court that the tenancy has or may have been reinstated, the court shall schedule a hearing before granting the application. This hearing shall be scheduled no more than three business days after the application. The court shall attempt to contact the party in possession by telephone to provide notice of the hearing, and the applicant for the writ shall cause a notice of the date, time, place and purpose of the hearing to be delivered to the party in possession either personally or by posting the notice on the main entrance to the premises.
c. Quashing a Writ of Restitution. After a judgment for possession has been issued, a party may file a motion to stay the issuance of a writ or quash a writ already issued. The court shall promptly review the motion. If the court finds good cause to believe that the writ was improperly or prematurely issued, it may stay the issuance or enforcement and schedule a hearing on the motion. Any such hearing shall be conducted as soon as possible but in no event later than three court days after the filing of the motion.


Added Dec. 9, 2008, effective Jan. 1, 2009.
17B A. R. S. Rules Proc. Evic. Act., Rule 14, AZ ST EVICTION Rule 14
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through April 1, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through April 1, 2024.
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