What is the Statute of Limitations in Arizona?

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What is the Statute of Limitations in Arizona?
06/22/2017   |   Category: Statute of Limitat...   |   State: Arizona   |   #40505

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The statute of limitations in Arizona for the following actions follows:
  1. Written contract - 6 years
  2. Oral contract - 3 years
  3. Injury - 2 years
  4. Property damage - 2 years.

The Arizona Statue of Limitations laws are below.

Arizona Statutes
Title 12. Courts and Civil Proceedings
Chapter 5. LIMITATIONS OF ACTIONS
Article 3. Personal ActionsCurrent through L. 2017, ch. 342§ 12-542. Injury to person; injury when death ensues; injury to property; conversion of property; forcible entry and forcible detainer; two year limitation

Except as provided in section 12-551 there shall be commenced and prosecuted within two years after the cause of action accrues, and not afterward, the following actions:

1. For injuries done to the person of another including causes of action for medical malpractice as defined in section 12-561.
2. For injuries done to the person of another when death ensues from such injuries, which action shall be considered as accruing at the death of the party injured.
3. For trespass for injury done to the estate or the property of another.
4. For taking or carrying away the goods and chattels of another.
5. For detaining the personal property of another and for converting such property to one's own use.
6. For forcible entry or forcible detainer, which action shall be considered as accruing at the commencement of the forcible entry or detainer.

Cite as A.R.S. § 12-542

Arizona Statutes
Title 12. Courts and Civil Proceedings
Chapter 5. LIMITATIONS OF ACTIONS

Article 3. Personal ActionsCurrent through L. 2017, ch. 342§ 12-543. Oral debt; stated or open account; relief on ground of fraud or mistake; three year limitation

There shall be commenced and prosecuted within three years after the cause of action accrues, and not afterward, the following actions:

1. For debt where the indebtedness is not evidenced by a contract in writing.
2. Upon stated or open accounts other than such mutual and current accounts as concern the trade of merchandise between merchant and merchant, their factors or agents, but no item of a stated or open account shall be barred so long as any item thereof has been incurred within three years immediately prior to the bringing of an action thereon.
3. For relief on the ground of fraud or mistake, which cause of action shall not be deemed to have accrued until the discovery by the aggrieved party of the facts constituting the fraud or mistake.

Cite as A.R.S. § 12-543