Superior Court of Maricopa County

As the fourth largest trial court system in the nation, we serve Maricopa County with innovative and nationally recognized programs.

Civil Department

Settling legal disagreements and disputes between individuals and organizations in our community.

Civil Department can help

  • Resolve disagreements between landlords & tenants
  • Recover damages resulting from a car crash
  • Seek compensation for breach of contract or fraud
  • Recover damages resulting from medical malpractice
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Criminal Department

Ruling on criminal cases that threaten or harm the safety and welfare of people in Maricopa County.

Criminal Department can help

  • Victims of crimes receive justice
  • Order a restraining order against someone
  • Provide a fair trial for those accused of a crime
  • Support treatment and counseling for defendants with addictions
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Family Department

Resolving cases affecting families and children including divorce, custody, and child support.

Family Department can help

  • Establish or modify child support or spousal support
  • Resolve disputes related to child custody or visitation
  • Obtain a divorce, annulment or legal separation
  • Obtain a court-ordered paternity test
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Juvenile Department

Assisting minors at risk of abuse or neglect, and serving minors accused of committing a crime.

Juvenile Department can help

  • Provide assistance and placement for minors who have been removed from their homes
  • Provide rehabilitation for minors who have committed crimes
  • Serve families through the adoption or guardianship process
  • Emancipate minors from legal guardianship
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Lower Court and Administrative Appeals

Hearing criminal, civil and administrative appeals from 23 Municipal Courts and 26 Justice of the Peace Courts, in addition to administrative-law decisions.

Lower Court and Administrative Appeals can help

  • Determine if a lower court’s decision violated constitutional rights
  • Provide an avenue for parties who are not satisfied with their ruling
  • Consider new evidence or arguments for a prior case
  • Preview the outcome of a lower court decision
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Mental Health Department

A specialized department assisting with cases involving those experiencing mental illness or cognitive disabilities.

Mental Health Department can help

  • Provide treatment and support services to help individuals experiencing mental illness
  • Consider requests for Court Ordered Evaluation or Court Ordered Treatment
  • Provide support for families with a loved one experiencing a mental health issue
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Probate Department

Guiding the distribution of assets and property after a person has died.

Probate Department can help

  • Interpret a person’s will and ensure assets are distributed accordingly
  • Address disputes related to the administration of an estate
  • Handle disputes between recipients of assets from a will
  • Grant guardianships and conservatorships
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Regional Homeless Court

A specialized court that ensures those experiencing homelessness when convicted of minor crimes are treated equitably by the justice system.

Regional Homeless Court can help

  • Provide alternatives for addressing some outstanding warrants and certain misdemeanor crimes
  • Connect individuals with community resources
  • Encourage transition out of homelessness
  • Reduce the negative impact of the criminal justice system on those experiencing homelessness
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Tax Department

Handling cases involving disputes related to taxes, including property and income taxes.

Tax Department can help

  • Resolve disputes related to property tax assessments, including valuations and exemptions
  • Address disputes related to income taxes, including audits, penalties and enforcements
  • Provide a forum for taxpayers to appeal decisions made by tax authorities
  • Interpret tax laws and regulations to ensure equitable treatment under the law
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Probation Departments

The probation departments help justice-involved individuals comply with probation to reduce the risk of reincarceration for adults and juveniles.

Adult Probation

Supervising adults placed on probation following a sentence served or as an alternative to incarceration.

The Adult Probation Department can help

  • Monitor individual compliance with probation terms
  • Provide encouragement and resources to individuals on probation
  • Provide support and resources for victims of crime
  • Reduce the rate of new criminal offenses following a conviction
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Juvenile Probation

Supervising justice-involved minors and their families, including those diverted from court involvement, placed on probation, or requiring secure placement pending court.

The Juvenile Probation Department can help

  • Monitor and support a successful completion of diversion expectations to avoid a delinquency finding
  • Monitor individual compliance with probation terms
  • Develop a case plan to address identified needs
  • Identify and secure resources and support services to influence behavioral change 
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Clerk of the Superior Court in Maricopa County, Arizona

The Clerk of the Superior Court is responsible for all court records and payments related to the justice and legal system.

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