Payson Regional Justice Court

Justice court Rules of Civil Procedure

STATUTE OF LIMITATIONS:
>One year - Malicious prosecution; false imprisonment; libel or slander; breach of employment contract; wrongful termination; liability created by statute ARS 12-541

>Two years - Personal injury; injury when death ensues; damage to property; conversion of property; product liability; forcible entry and eviction action ARS 12-542

>Three years - Debt from oral contract; stated or open account; relief on ground of fraud or mistake ARS 12-543

>Four years - Bond to convey realty; partnership account; account between merchants; judgment or instrument given or made without the state; bond of personal representative or guardian; specific performance of contract to convey realty ARS 12-544 545, 546

>Six years - Written contracts for debt ARS 12-548

>Four years - Actions for which no limitation is otherwise prescribed (other than for recovery of real property) ARS 12-550

Service of Summons and Complaint
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Rule 113: Serving a summons and complaint. a. Personal service on individuals in the State of Arizona. A CASE OR CLAIM AGAINST A DEFENDANT CANNOT PROCEED WITHOUT PROPER SERVICE. Except as stated in other sections of this rule, each defendant who is found in the State of Arizona must be personally served with the summons and complaint by a constable or by a certified private process server who is certified under Arizona law.
Other specific questions relating to service please review the Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure Link
YOUR ACTION MAY BE DISMISSED IF THE SUMMONS AND COMPLAINT HAVE NOT BEEN SERVED WITHIN 120 DAYS OF THE CASE FILING.