A person is trespassing if they enter the property of another without permission. A person can be trespassing without even realizing it, they do not need to be aware that they have entered another person’s property. A person is also trespassing if they cause an object to be deposited (thrown, pushed etc.) onto the property of another.

Trespassing can be both a civil infraction and a crime.

Criminal Trespass

A person commits criminal trespass when they knowingly do one of the below:

•    Enter or remain unlawfully at a home, apartment, condo (residence)
•    Enter or remain unlawfully in a residential yard
•    Unlawfully looking into a residence and infringing on a person’s privacy (peeping Tom)
•    Enter or remain on a valid mineral claim to take minerals
•    Enter or remain to burn religious symbols of another
•    Enter or remain in or on a critical public service facility (bus, rail, air transit providers, utility companies, natural gas companies etc.)
•    Enter or remain in any nonresidential structure
•    Enter or remain in any fenced commercial yard
•    Remaining on property after being asked to leave
•    Entering or remaining on tracks of a railroad company


A.R.S 13-1504 Criminal Trespass in First Degree

A.R.S 13-1503 Criminal Trespass in Second Degree

A.R.S 13-1502 Criminal Trespass in Third Degree