Arizona Revised Statutes § 3-1375 Service On Owner Of Seized Livestock; Forfeiture Proceedings On Failure To Respond

3-1375. Service on owner of seized livestock; forfeiture proceedings on failure to respond

A. If the livestock seized is branded and marked with an adopted and recorded brand or mark, the summons shall be served upon the person who owns the brand or mark as shown by the division's records if such person can be found in the county. The service shall be at least one day before the day set for the hearing. A copy of the summons shall be posted in at least three public and conspicuous places in the county at least eight days before the day set for the hearing.

B. At the time set for hearing, the livestock officer, or other officer, shall make return of the summons to the court. If it appears that due service of the summons has been made, as required by this section, and no one appears to claim all or part of the livestock so seized within the time provided, the court shall adjudge the livestock forfeited to the state and shall order it sold as provided in this article.

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