COVID-19 JUDICIAL BRANCH OPERATIONS AND UPDATES


The Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County is committed to maintaining access to services while keeping litigants, probationers, staff, and the public safe. We are coordinating with state and county health departments and other governmental agencies to ensure we are consistent with their guidance while fulfilling our statutory and constitutional obligations. 

Physical access to the Maricopa County Superior Court is currently restricted pursuant Administrative Order 2021-073 (ORDEN ADMINISTRATIVA 2021-073)  The public may search for and listen to live audio proceedings of most court events telephonically.

Effective June 1, 2021, persons entering Maricopa County Superior Court facilities must adhere to the following health and safety protocols:

  1. All persons entering a branch facility are required to have a face-covering in their possession.  Those without a face-covering shall be provided one by court security.
  2. All persons must complete a health screening protocol that includes assessment and temperature taking before entering.
  3. Social distancing protocols, practices and markings must be followed.
  4. All persons are required to wear face-coverings in any area identified as a “Mask Mandatory Area” within a court facility. Mask Mandatory Areas include, but are not limited to, courtrooms, jury assembly areas, law libraries, self-help centers, information counters, clerk windows or filing counters, probation office lobbies, electronic monitoring installation areas and detention facilities.  All Mask Mandatory Areas will be posted with appropriate signs.
  5. Face-coverings are optional in all non-posted areas of a branch facility. 
  6. All unvaccinated persons entering Court facilities are urged to wear face coverings while in any area of the facility.

If you are unsure about the status of a case or have difficulty accessing the courtroom, please contact the public information office at 602-506-7032.

Superior Court Department Operations 

Most court hearings are being held remotely while many have been rescheduled. Please check the status of a case before travelling to the courthouse. To safeguard the health of everyone, please do not visit the courthouse if you are ill; instead, contact your attorney or the judicial division hearing your matter to reschedule your court appearance. Click a court department from the list below to learn more.

Current Criminal Department Operations 

Current Family Department Operations

Current Civil Department Operations

Current Lower Court/Administrative Appeals Operations

Current Tax Department Operations 

Current Juvenile Department Operations 

Current Probate Department Operations 

Current Mental Health Department Operations 

Adult Probation Information and Directory

(OFICINAS DEL DEPARTAMENTO DE RÉGIMEN A PRUEBA PARA ADULTOS)

Juvenile Probation Information and Directory 

(RÉGIMEN A PRUEBA PARA MENORES EN EL CONDADO DE MARICOPA)


Superior Court Service Operations 

Juror Information/Información Para Jurados 

Law Library and Resource Center 

Communications Office

COVID-19 Court Communications 

June 1, 2020: Presiding Judge Joseph C. Welty Gives Update on Court Operations during the Pandemic on KJZZ's "The Show"

March 25, 2020: Presiding Judge Joseph C. Welty Explains COVID-19 Court Operations on KJZZ's "The Show"

  • December 3, 2020: Presiding Judge Joseph C. Welty issued Administrative Order 2020-170 - In the Matter of Conducting Jury Operations Safely During a Public Health Emergency.
  • August 3, 2020: Superior Court in Maricopa County Outlines Steps Taken to Safely Resume Jury Trials Later this Month
  • July 1, 2020Judicial Branch in Maricopa County Suspends Jury Trials through July 31, 2020
  • May 29, 2020: Maricopa County Superior Court Announces Transition Plan to Slowly Resume In-Person Operations; Requires Health Screening and Face Masks; Provides for Remote Access to Publicly Available Proceedings
  • March 24, 2020Maricopa Presiding Judge Further Restricts Superior Court Public Access During COVID-19 Pandemic
  • March 20, 2020: Maricopa Superior Court Traffic Reduced 40% Amid COVID-19 Concerns; Extends Suspension of Jury Service Through 4/17/20
  • March 16, 2020Judicial Branch Implements Temporary Measures to Mitigate COVID-19 Exposure Risk; Cancels New Jury Selection through March 30, 2020
  • March 13, 2020Judicial Branch of Arizona in Maricopa County Addresses COVID-19 Concerns

 

 

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