Important Links and Resources

Break Your Lease Legally with the

Arizona Tenants Advocates

Arizona Tenants Advocates (ATA) is associated with tenants Assistance Program (TAP), a sole proprietorship owned by Ken Volk.  All TAP members become ATA members at no extra charge, providing protection from landlord retaliation.

Whatever your reason, if you are an Arizona residential tenant needing to move on with your life, but stuck in a rental residence, Tenants Assistance Program (TAP) can help. Click here for Break Lease Success Stories.
Ken Volk
Created & operated by Ken Volk
Arizona's Premiere Tenant Activist since 1993
"The renters' spokesman...an agitator...dedicated" - New Times

Links Concerning Tenant Rights and Issues

Arizona State Resources

Arizona State and Local Government Information

• Arizona Department of Housing  602-771-1000

Arizona Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - Published by the Arizona Department of Housing

Arizona Mobile Home Parks Residential Landlord and Tenant Act - Published by the Arizona Department of Housing

Arizona State Legislature - House Roster

Arizona State Legislature - Senate Roster

City Sales Tax in AZ - Look for section on Municipalities, then per town or city identify line item for Residential Rental, Leasing, & Licensing for Use (Business Code 045)

Maricopa County Resources

Superior Court of Maricopa County, Arizona

Justice Court  If searching for your court case, click on "Find a Case," then a good starting point is to complete fields for "Last Name" and "First Name."  Do not enter birthdate data - is unreliable.
Maricopa County Justice Court Locations
Maricopa County Court Calendars

Pima County Resources

Pima County Justice Court

To find a landlord - per County Assessor

Note: - look for section regarding parcel search, usually by address or owner name (websites vary)

• Maricopa County Assessor  602-506-3406 (press 1, then 0, then 2)

Pima County Assessor

Tenant Resources

Housing and Mortgages for People with Disabilities

Sav On Home Improvement 480-838-3565 inspection services for mold and other circumstances

Arizona Exterminating Co. 602-275-8555 can also fumigate for bed bugs. Call before disposing of furniture and other property.

Apartment Finders 602-957-7000 Arizona Apartment Locator service

Tenants Rights.net

Need help paying bills?

Arizona Community Action & Social Service Programs, Senior Centers, and Family Assistance

Legal Resources Concerning Tenant Rights and Issues

Southwest Fair Housing Council 602-252- 3423 (Phoenix) and 520-798-1568 (Tucson)

Community Legal Services 602-258-3434

Attorneys who represent tenants - be prepared to pay their hourly rates

Jesse Cook   480-407-4440

Attorneys for bankruptcy, sometime arising for landlord-tenant issues - be prepared to pay their hourly rates

Charles Leftwich    602-266-8080

• Law firm for removing negative credit records from credit reports

Credit Repair Lawyers of America    404-591-6680  creditrepairlawyersam.com (operates in Alabama, Arizona, California, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Kentucky, Michigan, Mississippi, Missouri, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Tennessee and Texas)

Process Servers

Phoenix Integrity Attorney Services 602-424-3026
Tucson Artemis Legal 520-629-0303
Flagstaff  Paula Tallini 928-853-9800

Rental Resources

City of Glendale Rental Code

Phoenix Neighborhood Preservation  Ordinance & Code Enforcement Policy

City of Surprise Rental Code

City of Tempe Rental Code

Tempe Crime Prevention Unit

City of Tucson Rental Code

Note: On left folder menu, click on the plus sign left of Part II Tucson Code, then expand Chapter 16, Neighborhood Preservation, to view parts or all of the rental ordinance.

City of South Tucson Rental Code

City of Surprise Rental Code

Town of Youngtown Rental Code

To have your rental property inspected after lodging  a written complaint with your landlord and receiving no  satisfactory response

Glendale 623-930-3610
Phoenix Don't call. Instead, do a walk-in at: Neighborhood Services, 200 W. Washington, 4th Floor, Phoenix
Tempe 480-350-8372

US Tenant Organizations

CES - Coalition for Economic Survival Los Angeles, California

National Alliance of HUD Tenants

JCO - Just Cause Oakland California

San Francisco Tenants Union California

Tenants Legal Center of San Diego San Diego, California

Illinois Tenants Union Illinois

New Jersey Tenants Organization New Jersey

Tenant Net New York

Portland Tenants Union Oregon

ATC - Austin Tenants' Council Austin, Texas

Texas Tenants' Union Texas

Vermont's Tenants, Inc. Vermont

Tenants Union of Washington State Washington

International Tenant Organizations

IUT - International Union of Tenants Europe

Ontario Tenants Rights Ontario, Canada

TRAC - Tenants Resource & Advisory Centre British Columbia, Canada

The Federation of Metro Tenants' Associations Canada

Tenants Union of Victoria Victoria, Australia

Tenants First Housing Co-operative Britain

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