Instructions for Declaration of Service
The form is designed for use in protection order and injunction against harrassment cases in Pima County Superior Court. A case is a protection order case when the case number begins with the letters DV. A case is an injunction case whent the case number begins with the letter C. The form notifies the court and anyone else that a party was served with the document(s) checked on the form.
A Declaration of Service is a sworn statement which provides proof that a party received the desiganted document(s). Service is not an admission of the truth of any allegations contained in the document(s). Filing the Declaration with the Clerk of the Court creates a formal notice with legal consequences. See 17B A.R.S. Rules Protect.Ord. Proc., Rule 1(M)
You can print the form or prepare it on your computer. The form works best when prepared on your computer. If you choose to print a blank form and write answers, be sure to type or use an ink pen.
Fill in all spaces. If a space does not apply, write “N/A” in the space for the answer.
Check only the boxes for the document(s) you received.
Do not be concerned about the on screen instructions. When you print the form from your computer, the on-screen instructions will not print.
You may be required to bring the completed form to a specific court hearing or to file it in advance with the Clerk of the Court. If in doubt, file the form in advance and bring extra copies to Court. To file the form with the Clerk mail the completed form to:
Clerk of Superior Court
Attn: Civil Filing Clerk
110 W. Congress
Tucson, Arizona 85701
Be sure when you bring the original to court you have at least two full copies with you. If you file a copy with the Clerk, you must also mail a copy to the other party’s attorney. If the other party does not have an attorney, mail the copy to the other party.