Make Sure You're Eligible Before You File a ClaimIn order to be deemed eligible for recovery from the Fund, you must submit documentation to demonstrate that you meet the following requirements:
- The contractor’s residential or dual license must have been suspended or revoked as a direct result of a formal complaint filed by you against the contractor’s license. (This requirement does not apply to civil Recovery Fund claims filed pursuant to A.R.S. § 32-1136.) A.R.S. § 32-1154.F
- The contractor must be a licensed residential contractor. A.R.S. § 32-1131.3.
- The claimant must be the owner of a class three residential property and have occupied, or intended to occupy, the residence at the time of the contract (or at the time the injury accrued) to be a “person injured” as defined by statute. A.R.S. § 32-1131.3.
- The contractor must have been licensed and in good standing with the Registrar of Contractors at the time of the contract. An award from the Recovery Fund shall not be available to persons injured by a residential contractor whose license was in an inactive, expired, cancelled, revoked, suspended or not issued status at the time of the contract. A.R.S. § 32-1132.A.
The claim must be filed within the relevant two-year statute of limitations.
In an administrative Recovery Fund claim, the administrative disciplinary complaint must be filed within two years of close of escrow or actual occupancy (whichever occurred first) of a new structure or completion of remodel/repair. A.R.S. § 32-1155.A.
In a civil Recovery Fund claim, the civil complaint must be filed with the court within two years from the date of the commission of the act by the contractor that is the cause of the injury or two years from the date of occupancy. A.R.S. § 32-1136.A.
Recovery Fund StatutesThe following information is taken directly from the Arizona State Legislature's website and provided as a convenience.
The Registrar of Contractors cannot guarantee the accuracy of the following text. Inquiries about the following information should be directed to the Arizona State Legislature.
|Article 2.1||⇧ top Residential Contractors' Recovery Fund|
|32-1132||Residential contractors' recovery fund|
|32-1134||Powers and duties of registrar|
|32-1134.01||Repealed Additional payments to fund|
|32-1134.02||Insufficiency of fund|
|32-1135||Deposit of assessments|
|32-1136||Statute of limitations; recovery from fund|
|32-1137||Notice of authorized payment to injured person|
|32-1139||Liability of fund for each residential contractor's license; suspension of license; repayment|
|32-1140||Disciplinary action against contractor|