Justice Courts Public Information Request

Court Records

Court records are maintained in accordance with Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona, Rule 29:
Court Records, subsections (A) and (D). Most records are destroyed once their statutory retention period expires.

Court records are provided in accordance with Arizona Supreme Court Rule 123, ARS §22-281, and §12-304. Most existent records are public and will be provided, with redactions as required in Rule and Statute.

Looking for case files?

Litigants or other parties wishing to receive case files or recorded proceedings should send the appropriate request form to the proper court.

Which of our 26 courts has jurisdiction over the case? Search here.
Get court locations, phone numbers, and email addresses here.
Download the request forms here.

Bulk Data on Filings

Monthly data is available via CD which is mailed out on or after the 5th day of every month. The disc includes details of all new justice court case filings and terminations, as well as current detailed information on all pending justice court cases in which activity occurred that month. This page has sample files of how the data is created.

How much will records cost?

Generally, there is a fee to provide any record. The costs are specified in state law. Some requesters may qualify for a fee deferral or waiver.

Case files: $.50 per page
Certification: $28 per document
Audio/video recordings: $28 per case
Search fee (commercial requesters): $28 for up to 10 files
Bulk data disc: $28 per month
Payment may be made over the phone or by check.

Media/Researcher Requests

Requests from media, academics, governments, or non-profits should go to the Justice Courts’ Public Information Office: MCJusticeCourts@gmail.com. All other requests should go to the court with jurisdiction over the case.

Want to listen to or watch a court case?

Courthouses are public places with an expectation of privacy. The public is welcome to attend any ongoing court proceeding unless deemed confidential, such as some protective orders or juvenile proceedings.

During the COVID-19 pandemic, courthouses are limiting in-person proceedings and most court hearings are being held by phone. If you are not a party to the case but wish to attend virtual court, please use this request form.

Want to record or photograph a court case?

Per Arizona Supreme Court Rule 122 and 122.1, recording and photography are prohibited in the courthouse without prior approval from the judge. Requests to bring a recording or photography device should go to the Justice Courts’ Public Information Office: MCJusticeCourts@gmail.com.