Arizona has a Recovery Fund from which you can recover your actual damages suffered as a result of the licensed contractor's violation (up to $30,000 per residence). A claim can be filed with the Recovery Fund through either the administrative (based on your complaint) or the civil (lawsuit) process. The claim must be filed within two years. Use the link above for more information about Arizona Contractor Recovery Fund.
2. The Arizona Attorney General.
You can also file complaint with the Arizona Attorney General's Office on-line or download and mail this form.
3. Better Business Bureau:
Go to http://www.bbb.org/ and enter your zip code. When your local BBB page appear click on the "FILE A COMPLAINT" link and follow directions.
4. Arizona Justice Court Small Claims division:
In some Arizona counties you can file your suit on-line with Arizona Small Claims Division here or you may complete a Small Claims Complaint form and file it in person. Here you can find Arizona Small Claims Forms.
You can file a Small Claims lawsuit in the county in which a defendant lives, or in the county where he performed a service, or where the accident happened. You will have to pay a filing fee at the time of filing.
- Maximum monetary limit of claims: $3,500 (not including court fees);
- Attorney: not required but allowed if both plaintiff and defendant agrees;
- Right to appeal: no
You can find more information about Arizona Small Claims procedures here.
5. On-line complaints.
We collect all sorts of customer reviews, complaints, and comments here.
To post your comment on Google find your contractor in Google maps, and click the more info link next to the name of your contractor. On the following page, scroll down to Reviews by Google users and click on Rate and review link on the left.
There are many other websites that let you post comments and complaints about your contractor. Below you may find just a few examples:
1) http://www.ripoffreport.com (registration required),
Return to "the State's plumbing and contractor licensing departments".