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Rule 7. Defendant's Answer

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Small Claims ProcedureEffective: January 1, 2020

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Small Claims Procedure
Effective: January 1, 2020
17B A.R.S. Rules of Small Claims Procedure, Rule 7
Rule 7. Defendant's Answer
A defendant must file a written answer within 20 days of service and mail it to the plaintiff. The defendant must pay a fee to the court to file an answer, although the defendant may request a waiver or deferral of this fee as provided by A.R.S. § 12-302 and the Arizona Code of Judicial Administration § 5-206. If a defendant fails to file an answer or otherwise respond within 20 days of service, the plaintiff must initiate default proceedings as described in Rule 140 of the Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure.


Added Aug. 27, 2019, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
17B A. R. S. Rules Small Claims Proc., Rule 7, AZ ST SM CL Rule 7
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 15, 2024.
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