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A. A chapter 10, article III code violation action pursuant to this chapter shall be commenced by the issuance of a complaint.
B. The complaint shall be in substantially the same form as the Arizona traffic ticket and complaint.
C. Service of the complaint may be accomplished and will be deemed proper and complete by any of the following methods:
1. By having the defendant sign the complaint with a promise to appear in court within ten (10) days of the issuance of the complaint.
2. If the defendant refuses to sign the complaint, by hand delivering a copy of the complaint to the defendant.
3. By mailing a copy of the complaint to the person charged by certified or registered mail, return receipt requested, to the person's last known address.
4. In the event service cannot be accomplished as set forth above, the state may serve the defendant by any means allowed by the Arizona rules of civil procedure. (Ord. 95-390, 2-13-1995; Ord. 13-822, 9-23-2013)