The Department of Real Estate oversees the homeowner associaton dispute process. You may access information regarding the process, as well as the petition forms and instructions at the following website Department of Real Estate .

Please note the following links to statutes which outline the dispute process timeline once the petition is filed with the Department of Real Estate:

1. A.R.S. § 32-2199.01.  Please note section (C). This pertains to how long the respondent is given to answer the petition.

2. A.R.S. § 41-1092.05 - Please note section (D) that proper notice must be given at least 30 days before hearing, however, this may be expedited according to section (E).

3. A.R.S. § 41-1092.08- Please note section (A). The Administrative Law Judge has 20 days to issue a decision after the conclusion of the hearing to the agency (In this case the Department of Real Estate), and section (B) where it states that the agency has 30 days to accept, reject or modify that decison.

4. A.R.S. § 41-1092.09- If a party disagrees with a final administrative decision, that party may file a motion for rehearing or review of the decision.

5. A.R.S. § 12-904.- An appeal of a final administrative decision, more specifically referred to as a complaint for judicial review of an administrative decision, must be filed with the Arizona Superior Court not later than thirty-five days after the final administrative decision is served on the appealing party (forty days if the decision is served by mail).

For additional information regarding the Rehearing and Appeal process click here.

As a quick summary of the dispute process as outlined above click here.