The Superior Court is committed to protecting the rights and welfare of all Pima County citizens. Thus, the Court remains open every weekday from 8:00 a.m. until 5:00 p.m. and continues to hear essential matters and provide critical services during the COVID-19 pandemic.

To help protect against the spread of the Coronavirus, the Court and its offices are performing mandatory wellness screenings using touchless thermometers of everyone entering its buildings. Anyone who registers a temperature above 100.4 F (38 C) will not be permitted inside a court building.

Additionally, the Court requires that all visitors use face coverings. These may be made of fabric or another permeable material that covers the nose and mouth, including bandanas. Face coverings should not wholly conceal your identity, so ski masks and similar coverings are not allowed.

Many court hearings are being rescheduled, and other proceedings are being held remotely, so please check the status of your case before you travel to the courthouse. Also, 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.

The Court wants you to know the measures it has taken to keep you safe and healthy. These include: deep cleaning and disinfecting of primary public areas and courtrooms, added cleaning of public restrooms and high-touch areas, minimizing the number of patrons permitted in elevators, courtrooms, and court offices, and expanding access to legal information, materials, and forms, both online and telephonically.

Please see detailed court and department information under each heading below. If you have concerns or questions, please email  Community Relations.

The Court appreciates your patience as it strives to continue to provide the timely, fair, and efficient administration of justice under law during this health crisis.

Before You Visit: Your Safety and Security When Visiting the Court

Your Safety and Security When Visiting the Court
Para su Bienestar y Seguridad al Acudir al Tribunal y a las Oficinas Jurídicas

Superior Court

Overview Updated July 2, 2020
Judicial Bench Assignments (Effective July 1, 2020)
How to Listen to Live Criminal and Civil Court Proceedings

Juvenile Court

Overview (April 9, 2020)
Judicial Bench Assignments (Effective July 1, 2020)
Adoption Day in the Park 2020 Cancelled

Administrative Orders in Response to the COVID-19 Pandemic

Pima County Superior Court
AO 2020-43 (Restricting Physical Access to Pima County Superior Court Facilities During a Public Health Emergency) Updated, August 26, 2020
AO 2020-13 (Pima County Superior Court Criminal Matters During the Public Health Emergency)
AO 2020-12 (Pima County Court Operations During the Public Health Emergency)

Arizona Supreme Court
AO 2020-143 (Authorizing Limitation of Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency and Transition to Resumption of Certain Operations) Updated August 26, 2020
AO 2020-120 Authorizing Limitation of Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency and Transition to Resumption of Certain Operations (Amending Administrative Order No. 2020-114)
AO 2020-163 (Disposition of Residential Eviction Cases Related to the Public Health Emergency) Updated October 14, 2020
AO 2020-160 (Return Receipt Signature for Certified or Registered Mail During the COVID-19 Pandemic)
Administrative Directive 2020-17; Health Screening Protocols (Pursuant to AO 2020-114)
2020 Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Orders
2020 Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Directives

Back to Operations Planning

May 13, 2020 - First Report and Recommendations

Best Practices for Remote Participation

Best Practices for Telephonic Hearings
Mejores prácticas para audiencias telefónicas
How to Join a Teams Meeting Without a Teams or Microsoft Account
Tips for Joining a “Teams” Video Court Proceeding
Microsoft Teams Video Trainings

Bench Information / Essential Hearings

Civil Law Bench
Announcement to Civil Practitioners from Hon. D. Douglas Metcalf
Civil Bench Essential Hearings Updated July 31, 2020
How to Listen to Live Criminal and Civil Court Proceedings

Criminal Law Bench
Criminal Bench Essential Hearings Updated July 31, 2020
How to Listen to Live Criminal and Civil Court Proceedings

Family Law Bench 
Family Law Bench Essential Hearings Updated July 31, 2020
Family Law Home Page (Links to forms, procedures, and helpful information) 
Modified Family Law Operations During COVID-19 Updated October 13, 2020
Operaciones de Derecho de Familia Modificadas Durante COVID-19
Parenting Time Guidelines During COVID-19
Pautas de Tiempo de Crianza Durante el COVID-19

   Facts about your child support and the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and 
   Economic Security (CARES) Act
           Information in English 
   Preguntas Frecuentes Sobre la Pensión Alimenticia de Menores y la Ley
           Information en Español

   Forms to Modify Child Support  
   Modificación de Pensión Alimenticia

Probate Bench
Probate Bench Essential Hearings Updated July 31, 2020

Juvenile Court
Juvenile Law Bench
Juvenile Bench Essential Hearings Updated July 1, 2020

Court Resources

 Domestic Violence/Order of Protection
 Violencia Doméstica/Orden de Protección
 How to get help  
 Como obtener ayuda 
 AZPOINT (Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool)

Filing Court Documents
Contact the Clerk of the Superior Court

Obtaining Legal Records
Contact the Clerk of the Superior Court’s Legal Records Department
Online Record Search

Need more help? Have questions? contact court Community Relations

Family Center of the Conciliation Court

Conciliation Court Information Updated September 1, 2020

Job Opportunities During COVID-19

Job Opportunities

Jury Service

Information for Jurors During COVID-19 Updated October 12, 2020
Jury Service Updated October 5, 2020

Language Assistance & ASL Services

Language Assistance & ASL Services
(Acceso linguístico y de lenguaje de señas americanas)

Law Library & Resource Center

Law Library & Resource Center
Biblioteca Jurídica y Centro de Recursos

COVID-19 Health Information

Información de Salud Durante el COVID-19

Reliable, verifiable information is critical during a public health emergency. Please get your data from trustworthy sources. The Superior Court has listed a few such sources, below.

Pima County Health Department
Arizona Department of Health Services
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC)

County and State COVID-19 Help & Resources

Ayuda y Recursos Durante el COVID 19 – En el Condado y en el Estado
Pima County: COVID-19 Information and Resources
(en Español)
Pima County Hotline for Rental and Eviction Assistance
Arizona Supreme Court: Information and Resources Regarding Eviction Matters
Eviction Prevention Assistance
State of Arizona Guidance for Tenants and Landlords During COVID-19
FAQs about the CDC’s Order to Temporarily Halt Residential Evictions to Prevent the Further Spread of COVID-19
CARES Act Relief Information for Workers Affected by COVID-19

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