Arizona Revised Statutes § 22-116 Funds In Possession Of Justice Of The Peace; Deposit With County Treasurer; Payment To Claimants; Disposition Of Unclaimed Funds

22-116. Funds in possession of justice of the peace; deposit with county treasurer; payment to claimants; disposition of unclaimed funds

A. On or before April 1 each year, every justice of the peace whose court is in possession of funds obtained from any source for more than two years shall pay the funds to the county treasurer and shall provide the treasurer with an itemized list showing the name of the person depositing the money with the justice, the date of the deposit and the amount.

B. The treasurer shall deposit the money in an account known as the suspension account, and at any time within one year from deposit of the funds the amount owing any person shall be returned and paid to the person on warrant issued by the board of supervisors. The board of supervisors shall require strict proof that the money should be repaid to the person claiming it, and the warrant, if issued, shall be paid from the suspension fund.

C. One year after deposit of the money with the county treasurer all money remaining in the suspension account for which no claim has been filed shall be deposited in the general fund of the county.

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