Commissioner Information

Commissioner Duties

Civil Administration is responsible for setting the following hearings:

  • Name Change for an Adult 
  • Name Change for a Minor Child
  • Name Change for a Family
  • Amended Birth Certificate for Adult
  • Amended Birth Certificate for Minor Child
  • Amended Marriage License 
  • Default
  • Forcible Detainer

To schedule a hearing assigned to a Civil commissioner, please contact Civil Administration at 602-506-1497.

The hours of operation are Monday through Friday from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM except on court holidays.

The Civil Department commissioners of the Superior Court preside over the following:

  • Name Changes
  • Forcible Detainers
  • Defaults
  • Garnishments
  • Injunction Against Harassment


 Civil Presiding Judge
Danielle Viola


Luke Emerson
Civil Department Administrator
Contact the Civil Department

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