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Superior Court Filing Fees

Effective May 19, 2014

 

 

The filing fee schedules offered through this web page reflect the state fees established by statute.  Please check with the specific court for additional local fees.

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Domestic Relations
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Probate, Conservatorship, Guardianship & Fiduciary
Transfer from Justice Courts

A.R.S.
12-284
CLASS

SERVICE BASE FEE DOC. STORAGE FUND (1) SPOUSAL MAINT ENF ENHANCE FUND (2) CONCIL. COURT FUND (3) DOM.REL. ED/MED. FUND (4) AZ LENGTHY TRIAL FUND (5)  TOTAL

CIVIL

A Complaint, notice of appeal under section 12-904 or petition $174.00 $15.00       $15.00  $204.00
B Answer, notice of appearance under section 12-907 or initial appearance 92.00 15.00       15.00  122.00
B Separate answer (jury eligible) 92.00 15.00       15.00  122.00
B Separate answer (non-jury eligible) 92.00 15.00         107.00
A Petition to take deposition 174.00 15.00         204.00
A Petition for stay or special action 174.00 15.00           15.00  204.00
A Petition for change of name 174.00 15.00       15.00  204.00
A Filing a process server application 174.00           174.00
  Filing registrar's orders (A.R.S. § 32-1166.06) N/C            
A Filing Intervenor 174.00 15.00       15.00  204.00
A Additional plaintiffs 174.00 15.00       15.00  204.00
B Additional defendants 92.00 15.00       15.00  122.00
A Foreign judgment 174.00 15.00       15.00  204.00
E Change of venue transmittal fee 27.00           27.00
E Change of venue for jurisdiction (A.R.S. § 12-404) plaintiff petitioner pays fee 27.00           27.00
A Change of venue to this county 174.00 15.00       15.00  204.00
B O.S.C. - to appear and do one or more of the following:
  1. Request affirmative or counter relief;
  2. Attacks process of proceedings;
  3. Takes other affirmative action
92.00 $15.00         107.00
B Notice of appeal filing fee (except under A.R.S. § 12-2107) 92.00           92.00
B Cross-appeal filing fee by appellee except under A.R.S. §§ 12-2107, 12-1809 & 13-3602) 92.00           92.00
A Tax court case 174.00 15.00       15.00  204.00
E Civil traffic appeal 27.00 15.00         42.00 
DOMESTIC RELATIONS
C Petition for dissolution of marriage 138.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     223.00
D Response or initial appearance in dissolution 69.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     154.00
C Petition for legal separation 138.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     223.00
D Response or initial appearance in legal separation 69.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     154.00
C Petition for annulment 138.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     223.00
D Response to petition for annulment 69.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     154.00
G Order of protection N/C            
E Change of venue transmittal fee 27.00           27.00
E Change of venue to another county on section (A.R.S. § 12-404) transmittal fee 27.00           27.00
A Change of venue to this county (except under A.R.S. § 25-502(G)) 174.00 15.00   65.00     254.00
G Injunction against harassment N/C            
C Petition for domestic relations case for which a fee is not specifically prescribed: foreign judgment for custody; establish support/custody. 138.00 15.00         153.00
D Postadjudication petitions in domestic relations cases (6) 69.00       15.00   84.00
  (Seventy-five percent remitted to county treasurer for deposit in Expedited child support & parenting time fund est. In A.R.S. § 25-412)              
MISCELLANEOUS
G Petition or application for adoption N/C            
G Petition or application for adoption on a child who is a current ward of the court in the care, custody and control of DES N/C            
G Contested adoption N/C            
E Issuance of any writ 27.00           27.00
G Marriage license (Includes covenant marriages) 76.00           76.00
E Certified copy of marriage license or application 27.00           27.00
G Notary services 7.00           7.00
G Small claims tax case 23.00 15.00         38.00
G Postage & handling 7.00           7.00
F Copies (other than photographic of papers & records on appeal); civil & criminal case with privately retained counsel; or documents from record, per page. 0.50           0.50
F Photographic copies per page (includes appeals) 0.50           0.50
E Certificate of correctness of copy of record 27.00           27.00
F Comparison fee, per page (documents furnished by party) 0.50           0.50
E Exemplification per certification (2 seals @ $27/ea) 54.00           54.00
E Authentication per certification (3 seals @ $27/ea) 81.00           81.00
E Certificate of clerk to any matter in clerk's record not specifically provided 27.00           27.00
E Payment history report 27.00           27.00
E Filing transcript and docketing judgment from any court 27.00           27.00
E Demand for notice, filing paper, or performing any act for which a specific fee is not provided by statute 27.00           27.00
E Issuance of each subpoena in civil cases 27.00           27.00
E Seal a court file 27.00           27.00
E Reopen a court file 27.00           27.00
G Stop payment on a check 15.00           15.00
E Reel of film/Alpha index per year (plus per page fee below) 27.00           27.00
F Alpha index per page 0.50           0.50
E Research in locating document (per year/source researched) 27.00           27.00
E Power of attorney 27.00           27.00
E Retrieve bank records           27.00           27.00
  Petition for factual innocence (A.R.S. §12-771)  174.00 15.00         15.00   204.00
  Response to petition for factual innocence  92.00 15.00        15.00   122.00
  Petition for factual improper party status (A.R.S. §12-772)  174.00 15.00        15.00   204.00
  Response to petition for factual improper party status   92.00 15.00         15.00    122.00
Petition for immigration enforcement challenge (A.R.S. §11-1051(H)) 174.00 15.00         15.00   204.00
PROBATE, CONSERVATORSHIP, GUARDIANSHIP & FIDUCIARY
C Petition in formal testacy or appointment proceeding 138.00 15.00         153.00
C Application for informal probate or informal appointment 138.00 15.00         153.00
C Petition for supervised administration 138.00 15.00         153.00
C Petition to appoint guardian 138.00 15.00         153.00
C Petition to appoint conservator or make protective order 138.00 15.00         153.00
C Single estate application or petition under Title 14, Chapter 3 (A.R.S. § 14-3938) 138.00 15.00         153.00
C Opposing petition in testacy, or appointment proceedings or appointment of guardianship/conservatorship 138.00 15.00         153.00
D Any person opposing contested petition if no prior payment 69.00 15.00         84.00
D Postjudgment activities in probate cases 69.00 15.00         84.00
TRANSFER FROM JUSTICE COURTS
A Appellant (except under A.R.S. § 12-1809 & 13-3602) 174.00 15.00         189.00
A Ownership of real property becomes issue (Plaintiff / Appellant) 174.00 15.00       15.00  204.00
B Ownership of real property becomes an issue (Defendant) 92.00 15.00       15.00  122.00
B Jurisdiction exceeded appellee (within 20 days of filing) 92.00 15.00       15.00  122.00
(1) Pursuant to A.R.S. § 12-284.01, assess a fee of no more than $15 on filing or appearance fees for the Document Storage and Retrieval Fund.
(2) Pursuant to A.R.S. § 12-289, charge and collect a $5 surcharge for each filing of a petition or an answer for annulment, dissolution of marriage or legal separation for the Spousal Maintenance Enforcement Enhancement Fund.
(3) Pursuant to A.R.S. § 12-284(E), in each county where the superior court has established a conciliation court, the petitioner and respondent shall pay an additional $65.
(4) Pursuant to A.R.S. § 12-284(C), assess a $15 surcharge on each postadjudication petition filing in a domestic relations case for the Domestic Relations Education and Mediation Fund.
(5) This section is repealed by laws 2003, Chapter 200, § 13, effective December 31, 2013.
(6)
Pursuant to A.R.S. § 25-504: 
Subsection M "...a fee shall not be charged to a person who files a request to terminate an order of assignment if an employer is making deductions on multiple assignments for an obligation for the same minor children.”
Subsection O "...a fee shall not be charged to a party filing a stipulation concerning satisfaction of support obligations."
(7) Pursuant to A.R.S. § 25-502(G), the party who petitioned for transfer must pay the postadjudication fee prescribed in A.R.S. § 12-284(A), class D to the county to which the proceeding is being transferred.
NOTE: Fee to convert an existing marriage to a covenant marriage - courts are advised to charge the $27 minimum clerk fee "Demand for notice, filing paper, or performing any act.
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