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Arizona Revised Statutes Title 11


Article 1Boundaries and County Seats
11-101Division of state into counties
11-103Apache county
11-104Cochise county
11-105Coconino county
11-106Gila county
11-107Graham county
11-108Greenlee county
11-109Maricopa county
11-110Mohave county
11-111Navajo county
11-112Pima county
11-113Pinal county
11-114Santa Cruz county
11-115Yavapai county
11-116Yuma county
11-117La Paz county
Article 2Boundary Disputes
11-121Action to determine boundary
11-122Survey of boundary
Article 3Formation of Counties
11-132Methods of formation; requirements
11-133Petition; contents
11-134Notice of intention to circulate petitions
11-135Filing of petition; review; certification of results
11-136County formation commission
11-137Election on formation of new counties
11-138Report by campaign committees
11-139Compliance with federal law
11-140Election of county officers
11-141Determination of names and county seats of new counties
11-142Organization of new county; powers and duties of county officers pending organization
11-143Distribution board
11-144Resolution of disputes; appeals; termination of commission
11-145Payment of costs of county formation
Article 4Change of County Seat
11-171Petition for change of county seat
11-172Hearing on petition; notice
11-173Review of petition; order for election
11-174Form of ballot
11-175Petition to place city or town on ballot; designation of site for courthouse required
11-176Canvass of votes; determination of election result
11-177Special election to determine new location
11-178Limitation on change of county seat
Article 1Preliminary Provisions
11-201Powers of county
11-202County as corporate body; name
Article 2General Provisions
11-211Membership; qualifications; term
11-212Supervisorial districts
11-213Election; vacancies
11-214Regular and special meetings
11-215Boards of supervisors; duty station; travel policy
11-216Chairman; quorum; public sessions
11-217Minutes of proceedings
11-218Subpoena of witnesses; production of books and papers
11-219Authority to require services of sheriff
11-220Administration of oaths by board or clerk
11-221Custody and inspection of records
11-222Pecuniary interest as bar to vote of supervisor
11-223Misconduct by supervisor; penalty
Article 3Clerk of Board
11-241Appointment; duties
Article 4Powers and Duties
11-251Powers of board
11-251.01Conveyance to nonprofit housing corporation
11-251.02Additional powers of the board
11-251.03Records center; contents; open to inspection
11-251.04Authority to set rates for private towing carrier; definition; violation; classification
11-251.06Reimbursement for county services to special districts
11-251.07Report of special taxing districts in the county
11-251.08County fee for service authority; alternate fee schedule; fee limits; adoption procedures
11-251.09Enforcement of water conservation plumbing requirements
11-251.10Conveyance or lease; affordable housing; agreement; recording
11-251.11Appointed county officers; severance pay
11-251.12County islands; fire and emergency services protection; intergovernmental agreement with adjoining municipalities or private providers; definition
11-252Membership in organizations
11-253Reports and bonds of county officers
11-254Contribution for economic development
11-254.01County purchasing procedures; purchases to be based on competitive bids; content and issuance of invitations and specifications; basis of awards and rejection of bids; professional services; buildings
11-254.02Contribution for sports economic development and stadium development; limitation; definition
11-254.03Board powers; hospitals
11-254.04Expenditures for economic development; definition
11-254.05Purchase or lease of development rights; definition
11-254.06County infill incentive districts
11-255Annual contract for advertising and printing
11-256Lease or sublease of county lands and buildings; exceptions
11-256.01Lease or sublease of county lands and buildings to governmental entity, county fair association or nonprofit corporation; exception
11-256.02Lease, sublease or sale of county hospital property to hospital district; exception
11-256.03Conveyance of property for health care institution to nonprofit corporation; powers and duties of county and nonprofit corporation; reports; definitions
11-256.04Home equity conversion program; authorization; use of proceeds
11-257Flood water control works; tax levy
11-258County fair fund; district fairs; operation of fair by corporation; county and state appropriations
11-259County immigration commissioner
11-260Payment of outstanding taxes, penalties and interest on acquiring property
11-261Authority to procure liability and errors and omissions insurance covering officers, agents and employees
11-262Contribution to arts organizations
11-263Authorization to procure insurance for county employees and dependents; expenditure of public funds; employee payments; retired county employees; group health and accident coverage; public funds authorization
11-264Authority to operate a sewage system; liens; sewage system user fees
11-264.01Additional bonding authority; security for payment; definition
11-264.02Bonds; legal investments
11-264.04Security for payment
11-264.05Issuance of bonds
11-264.06Acquisition of sewerage system from municipality; retirement of related bonds of municipality
11-265Authority to provide allowances
11-266Immunity from personal liability
11-267Services to the disabled and aged
11-268Removal of rubbish, trash, weeds, filth, debris and dilapidated buildings; violation; classification; removal by county; costs assessed; collection; priority of lien; definition
11-269Recycling and waste reduction
11-269.01Compensation for loss of property value
11-269.02Public facilities; voter approval; exemptions
11-269.03Acceleration agreements; loan repayment agreements
11-269.04Condemnation actions; interest
11-269.05Vehicle refueling apparatus
11-269.06County assessor's property information storage and retrieval conversion and maintenance fund; purpose; special recording surcharge
11-269.07Annexation to city or town; small county islands
11-269.08Work centers; aliens; prohibition
Article 5Public Buildings
11-271Authority to erect county buildings; bond issue; limitation
11-272Bonds; interest limitation; form
11-273Sale of bonds; disposition of proceeds
11-274Bond register
11-275Tax levy to pay bonds and interest; debt service fund
11-276Redemption of bonds; notice; effect of failure to present bonds
Article 6Industrial Pursuits
11-281Bond election; industrial pursuits fund
11-282Construction of industrial plant; bidding; bond
11-283Industrial plant employees; salaries
11-284Sale of industrial products
Article 7Medical Facilities and Care of Indigents
11-291Hospitalization and medical care of the sick
11-292Medical care; definition
11-293Long-term care;  counties; duties; requirements for payment; home health care
11-293.01Adult foster care program for the indigent sick; specifications
11-294Bond of contractor; contents of contract
11-295Use of county hospital and equipment by contractor; inventory of equipment
11-296Record of indigent care
11-297Seriously mentally ill; county responsibility; definition
11-299Contagious cases
11-300Tobacco settlement agreement; decreased payments; county contribution
11-301Discharge of patient capable of self-support; violation; classification
11-302County tuberculosis sanitarium; admission of patients
11-303Disposition of body of deceased indigent
Article 7.1Health Care
11-306Authority to construct, acquire, lease or sell health care institutions
11-307Issuance of bonds; negotiability; investment; definition
11-309Hospital enterprise; accounting; fund; administration; budget
Article 8Burial of Indigent Veterans
11-311Appointment of veteran to supervise burial
11-312Report on financial condition of veteran
11-313Burial place; expenses of burial as county charge
Article 9Building Permits
11-321Building permits; issuance; distribution of copies; subsequent owner
11-322Violations; classification
Article 10County Employee Merit System
11-352Adoption of limited county employee merit system by resolution; removal of certain administrative positions by resolution
11-353County employee merit system commission; members; terms; vacancies
11-354Powers and duties of the commission
11-355Minimum qualifications for employment
11-356Dismissal, suspension or reduction in rank of employees; appeals; hearings
Article 11Deferred Prosecution Programs
11-361Definition of program
11-362Deferred prosecution program; administration; guidelines; records
11-365Diversion and deferred prosecution of offenders
Article 12Street and Highway Improvement Bonds
11-371Borrowing power of counties
11-372Vote on bond issues
11-373Election resolution; contents; publication
11-375Canvass of returns
11-376Application of election laws
11-377Form of bonds; interest rates; redemption; payment of principal and interest; additional security; definition
11-378Issuance of bonds for public improvements; limitations of amount; successive borrowings; annual interest
11-379Expansion of pledge; effect on prior elections; refunding bonds; conflict of interest
11-380Separate fund to pay interest and principal on maturing installment
Article 13County Housing Trust Fund
11-381County housing trust fund; board; purpose; administration
Article 1General Provisions
11-401Enumeration of officers
11-403Practice of law prohibited to certain officers; exceptions
11-404Residence of county officers
11-405Limitations on absence of officer from state
11-406Term of office
11-407Duties of successors to office
11-408Consolidation of offices
11-409Deputies and employees; appointment
11-410Use of county resources or employees to influence elections; prohibition
11-411Performance of duties at place other than county seat; record filing
11-412Seals for certain officers
11-413Office hours
11-413.01Permissive five-day week
11-414Monthly statement of fees earned; disposition of fees
11-416Liability for failure to collect and remit fees
11-419County salaries
11-422Salary of clerk of the board
11-424.01Salaries of precinct officers other than justices of the peace; definition
11-424.02Receipt of salary by justices of the peace; affidavit; pending and undetermined causes; violation; classification
Article 2Sheriff
11-441Powers and duties
11-442Ranger deputies; appointment and compensation
11-443Vacancy in office
11-444Expenses of sheriff as county charge; expense fund
11-445Fees chargeable in civil actions by sheriffs, constables and private process servers; authority of private process servers; background investigation; constables' logs
11-446Payment of fees into county treasury
11-447Service of process regular on its face
11-448Duty to show process
11-449Liability relating to writs, levies or sales
11-450Effect of directions of party upon liability of sheriff in execution of process
11-451Proceedings upon failure to pay over money
11-452Survival of action against deceased sheriff
11-454Service on sheriff
11-455Employment of prisoners; work projects
11-456Delivery of property and papers to successor; return of executed process
11-457Refusal to deliver property or papers to successor
11-458Refusal by sheriff to pay or disburse fine or forfeiture received; classification
11-459Prisoner work, community restitution work and home detention program; eligibility; monitoring; procedures; home detention for persons sentenced for driving under the influence of alcohol or drugs; community restitution work committee; members; duties
11-459.01County prisoner complaints to entities; procedure
Article 3Recorder
11-461Recording instruments; keeping records; identification; location
11-462Enumeration of indices
11-463Manner of keeping indices
11-464Master forms
11-465Discharge papers of service personnel
11-466Certified copies of judgments affecting real property
11-468Place of recording instrument
11-469Time instrument deemed recorded; certificate; copies
11-470Receipt for instrument
11-471Manner of recording
11-472Keeping of blotter
11-473Inspection of records
11-474Copies of records; certification
11-475Fees; exemption
11-475.01Document storage and retrieval conversion and maintenance fund; purpose
11-476Preservation of county records; transcription and certification
11-477Liability for neglect or misfeasance
11-478Reproduction and microphotography of records
11-479Destruction of records; requirements; exception
11-480Requirements for form of instruments
11-481Title and size prerequisites for recording maps and plats; recording fee; exception
11-482Incorporation by reference; legal descriptions
11-483; Version 2Records maintained by county recorder; confidentiality; definitions
11-483Records maintained by county recorder; confidentiality; definitions
11-484; Version 2Records maintained by county assessor and county treasurer; redaction; application; definitions
11-484Records maintained by county assessor and county treasurer; redaction; definitions
11-487Short title
11-487.02Validity of electronic documents
11-487.03Recording of documents; definition
11-487.04Uniformity of application and construction
11-487.05Relation to electronic signatures in global and national commerce act
11-487.06Electronic recording commission
Article 4Treasurer
11-491Custodian of public monies
11-492Apportionment of county monies
11-494Receipts for monies received; violation; classification
11-495Taxpayers' information fund
11-496Public records copy; proceeds of sale; agent duties; surcharge; special district assessments; deposit
11-497Disbursement of forest reserve monies
11-498Inspection of records
11-499Issuance of county bonds; liability
11-501Monthly and annual reports to the board
11-502Transmittal of money to state treasurer
11-503Failure to make settlement or report; penalty
11-504Correction of errors
Article 5County School Superintendent
11-511Powers and duties
Article 6County Attorney
11-532Powers and duties
11-533Statement of court and county attorney in connection with sentence
11-534Effect of failure of county attorney to attend court
11-535Claims of county attorney against county
11-536Witness protection
11-537County attorney juvenile diversion fund
11-538County attorney victim compensation fund; exemption from lapsing
11-539State aid to county attorneys fund
Article 7Assessor
11-541Powers and duties generally
11-542County assessor; oath
11-543Liability for taxes on property unassessed through negligence
Article 9County Engineer
11-561Qualifications; salary
11-563Private work prohibited
Article 10County Forest Fire Wardens
11-571County volunteer forest fire wardens; appointment; term
11-572Powers and duties of wardens and peace officers
Article 11County Public Defenders
11-581Public defender; appointment
11-582Qualifications; salary
11-583Private practice of civil and criminal law prohibited; exception; limitation
11-584Public defender; duties; reimbursement
11-585Provision for office and supplies; reimbursement from other agencies
11-586Provision for deputies, assistants and employees
11-587Withdrawal of public defender
11-588State aid to indigent defense fund
Article 12County Medical Examiner
11-591County medical examiner; appointment; qualifications; compensation
11-592List of physicians in lieu of medical examiner; fund; notification; special examinations
11-593Reporting of certain deaths; autopsies; failure to report; classification
11-594Powers and duties of county medical examiner
11-594.01Immunity relating to organ donation
11-595Right to enter premises; right to seize articles
11-596Removal or disturbance of body or effects or weapons without consent prohibited
11-597Autopsies; reports; exemption from liability
11-598Exhumation; court order
11-600Burial of indigent deceased; disposal of property
Article 1County Charges, Specific Funds and Warrants for Curent Expenses
11-601County charges
11-602Expense fund; estimate of expenses; transfer of funds; retransfer of excess
11-603Expense of maintaining government defined
11-604Salary fund; sick pay fund; other funds
11-604.01Revolving line of credit; uses; procedures; bids; application of revenues; exception
11-605Warrants drawn on fund
11-606Collection and disposition of groundwater transportation fees; economic development fund
Article 2Claims and Warrants
11-621Payments from treasury on demand; exception; duty of auditor general; payment of loss; alternative procedure
11-622Demand; time limit for presentation of claim
11-623Record of demands and warrants
11-624Audit of nonprofit corporations receiving county monies; definition
11-624.01Procedure for payment of obligations after close of fiscal year
11-625Consideration of claim
11-626Claims by supervisors
11-627Effect of personal interest of county officer
11-628Allowance of demands; limitation; hearing
11-629Rejection or partial allowance of demand
11-630Action upon rejected or partially allowed demand
11-631Warrants; record
11-632Issuance of duplicate warrant
11-633Warrants receivable for debt or taxes due county
11-634Payment of warrants
11-635Warrants unpaid for lack of funds; interest
11-636Effect upon interest of notice of readiness to pay unpaid warrants
11-637Effect of priority of presentment on preference of payment
11-638Application of funds when unpaid warrants not presented
11-639Redemption of unpaid warrants
11-640Record of interest paid
11-641Money illegally paid; liability; recovery
11-642Action by taxpayer to recover money illegally paid
11-643Nonliability of dissenting supervisor
11-644Failure to present county check or warrant for payment
Article 2.1Lease-Purchase Agreements
11-651Lease-purchase agreements; terms and conditions
11-652Title to equipment
11-653Cancellation of agreement
Article 3Auditing Provisions
11-663Annual statements to state treasurer
11-664Suspension of county assessor or county treasurer; due process
11-665Vacancy in treasurer's office; duty of board
Article 4Financial Assistance from the Water Infrastructure Finance Authority of Arizona
11-671Financing wastewater treatment facilities and nonpoint source projects; financial assistance loan repayment agreements; definition
Article 1County Sports Authority
11-701Formation of authority
11-702Board of directors; conflict of interest prohibited; violation; classification; powers and duties
11-703Using university property
11-704County sports authority fund
11-705Annual budget
11-706Termination of the authority
Article 2Authority Bonds
11-721County sports authority bonds
11-722Bond obligations of the authority
11-723Certification of bonds by county attorney
11-724County sports authority bonds as legal investments
Article 3Municipal Jurisdiction
11-731Limitation on powers and duties of a county sports authority
Article 1Administration and Enforcement
11-802County planning and zoning
11-803County planning and zoning commission; membership; terms; advisory officers
11-804Organization of commission
11-805Consultants; employees; use of services by city or town
11-806Powers and duties; comprehensive plan
11-806.01Subdivision regulation; platting regulations; violation; classification; easement vesting
11-806.02Subdivision reservation for public facilities and services; conditions; procedures; time limitation
11-807Boards of adjustment; powers; appeals
11-808Enforcement; county zoning inspector; deputies; building permits; violations; classification; civil penalties; hearing officers and procedures
11-809Review of land divisions; definitions
11-810Appeals of county actions; dedication or exaction; excessive reduction in property value; burden of proof; attorney fees
11-811Compliance with court decisions
Article 2County Plan and Zoning
11-821County plan; definitions
11-821.01Duty to zone certain area for canneries, fertilizer plants, refineries, commercial feed lots, meat packing plants, tallow works, and other like businesses; procedure
11-821.02Operating requirements for businesses and facilities
11-821.03Transfer of development rights; definitions
11-822Drafting county plan by commission; notice; hearing
11-823Submission of county plan to board; hearing; notice
11-824Adoption and amendment of county plan by board of supervisors; expiration and readoption
11-825Specific zoning plans; adoption; administration; contents
11-826Infrastructure service area boundaries
11-829Amendment of ordinance or change of zoning district boundaries; definition
11-830Restriction on regulation; exceptions; aggregate mining regulation; definitions
11-831Additional requirements for certain lands
11-832Conditional zoning change; board approval; reversion
11-833Standards for enactment of moratorium; land development; limitations; definitions
Article 3Building Codes
11-861Adoption of codes by reference; limitations; method of adoption
11-861.01Single family residences; solar water heating requirement
11-862Advisory board; appointment; terms; duties
11-863Contract by county and city for enforcement; rules and regulations; fees for permits
11-864Publication of ordinance adopting code
11-865Exemptions; exception
Article 4Air Quality
11-871Emissions control; exemptions; penalty
11-872Control techniques; rules; schedule for adoption
11-873Rules; industry sectors; enhanced enforcement
11-874Control of area sources; rules; industry sectors
11-875Clean burning fireplace ordinance
11-876Engine idling restrictions; exemptions; applicability; civil penalty; definition
Article 1Public Libraries
11-901Establishment and maintenance of libraries
11-903City or town joining or withdrawing from county library district
11-904Contracts for city or town library to assume function of county free library; termination
11-906Board of library examiners; membership; compensation; powers and duties
11-908County librarian; certificate
11-909General supervision; branch libraries; employees
11-910Supervision by director of the Arizona state library, archives and public records; annual convention of county librarians
11-911Reports by county librarian
11-913County free library district fund; custody
11-914Gift, bequest or devise to county free library; title to property
Article 2Public Parks
11-932Acquisition of property for park purposes; dedication; eminent domain; authority to make improvements
11-933Cooperative agreements between governing bodies; prohibitions; agreement with United States or others
11-934Parks and recreation commission; appointment; meetings
11-935Powers and duties
11-935.01Open space land acquisition
11-936Rules; notice
11-937Tax levy; appropriations
11-938Agreement to appear in court
11-939Powers of park rangers
11-940Violations; classification
11-941County parks operation and enhancement fund; publication and souvenir revolving fund; investment; transfer
Article 3Joint Exercise of Powers
11-952; Version 2Intergovernmental agreements and contracts
11-952Intergovernmental agreements and contracts
11-952.01Public agency pooling of property, fidelity, liability, workers' compensation, life, health, accident and disability coverage; exemptions; board of trustees; contract; termination; audit; insolvency; definition
11-954Limitation of powers
Article 4Relocation Assistance
11-962Relocation assistance advisory services
11-963Payment of moving and related expenses; substitute payments
11-964Replacement housing for homeowners
11-965Expenses incidental to transfer of property
11-966Replacement housing for tenants
11-967Application review by the chief executive officer of the acquiring agency
11-968Rules; conflicting federal laws, rules and regulations
11-969Payments not income or resource; welfare assistance
11-970Effect on eminent domain proceedings
11-971Assurance of availability of housing
11-972Litigation expenses
11-973Buildings, structures and improvements
11-974When provisions and benefits available
Article 5City, Town or County Employee Benefits, Property Loss and Liability Claim Coverage
11-981Payment of benefits, losses and claims; establishment of trust funds
Article 6Animal Control
11-1002Powers and duties of the state veterinarian and the Arizona department of agriculture
11-1003Powers and duties of department of health services
11-1005Powers and duties of board of supervisors
11-1006Hearing officer; hearing on civil violations; additional remedies
11-1007Powers and duties of county enforcement agent
11-1008License fees for dogs; issuance of dog tags; classification
11-1009Kennel permit; fee; violation; classification
11-1010Anti-rabies vaccination; vaccination and license stations
11-1011Rabies control fund
11-1012Dogs not permitted at large; wearing licenses
11-1013Establishment of county pounds; impounding and disposing of dogs and cats; reclaiming impounded dogs and cats; pound fees
11-1014Biting animals; reporting; handling and destruction
11-1015Unlawful interference with county enforcement agent
11-1016Removing impounded animals
11-1017Unlawful keeping of dogs
11-1018Exemption of cities, towns and counties
11-1019Violation; classification
11-1020Dogs; liability
Article 6.1Handling of Animals
11-1021Proper care, maintenance and destruction of impounded animals
11-1022Sterilization of impounded dogs and cats; definition
11-1023Unauthorized release of animals; classification; damages
11-1024Service animals; rights of individuals with disabilities; violation; classification; definitions
11-1025Liability for dog bites
11-1026Lawful presence on private property defined
11-1027Reasonable provocation as defense
11-1029Hearing on disposition of abused and vicious animals; forfeiture; exception
Article 7Summer Youth Employment and Training
11-1042Local programs; state funding appropriation and allocation
Article 1General Provisions
11-1101Development agreements
11-1102County development fees
11-1103Development fees; intergovernmental agreements; purposes
Article 2Real Estate Transfer Affidavit and Fee
11-1132Real estate transfer fee; collection; disposition of proceeds
11-1133Affidavit of legal value
11-1135Transmitting affidavit to county assessor and department of revenue
11-1136Administrative and enforcement powers of department
11-1137Violations; classification
Article 1General Provisions
11-1202Protected development right; establishment; plan requirements; variance
11-1203Duration of a protected development right; termination
11-1204Subsequent changes prohibited; exceptions
11-1205Protected development right; exercise; agreements
11-1206Protected development right; agreements regarding public safety
Article 1Organization
11-1402Operating agreement
11-1403Request for expressions of interest
11-1404Evaluation of expressions of interest
11-1405Corporate board of directors; membership; terms of office of initial members
11-1406Conflicts of interest
11-1407Corporate powers, immunities and limitations
11-1408Other powers
11-1409County responsibility for indigent sick
Article 2Operation
11-1431Purposes of the nonprofit corporation
11-1432Lease of health system assets to nonprofit corporation
11-1433Power to acquire and operate community health system
11-1434Operating agreement; required provisions
11-1435Power to perform operating agreement
11-1436Renegotiation of agreements on change in county's health care duties
11-1437Transfer of county employees
11-1438Existing construction contracts
11-1439Limitation of county liability
11-1440Corporate bonds
11-1441Honoring outstanding debt obligations of sponsoring county
11-1442Annual audit and report

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