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Arizona Traffic Ticket and Complaint (ATTC)

GUIDELINES FOR SUBMITTAL OF ARIZONA TRAFFIC TICKET AND COMPLAINT FORMS

The Arizona Traffic Ticket and Complaint (ATTC) form is a multi-agency form that affects the public, the courts, and law enforcement. Therefore, law enforcement agencies are strongly encouraged to work with their applicable court(s) prior to submitting changes to ATTC forms.

Rule 4, Arizona Rules of Procedure in Civil Traffic Violation Cases and Rule 3, Arizona Rules of Procedure in Traffic Cases and Boating Cases, require each law enforcement agency or public body responsible for issuing ATTCs to submit any “substantial variations” to the ATTC form to the Supreme Court for approval.

The substantial variation examples illustrate what is considered a substantial variation to an ATTC form. This is not all-inclusive and may not address each agency’s particular situation.


 

 APPROVAL OF AN E-CITATION (HANDHELD ATTC)
Many AZTEC courts and law enforcement agencies are moving in the direction of using electronic handheld devices to issue citations. If you are an AZTEC court considering this option, please review the information below relating to the approval of the e-Citation.

Format of the Citation – The AOC has its own SmartPrint™ program that is available to the AZTEC courts for free.  A citation, which was developed with cooperation of the AOC, the courts and the vendor, is available in a template format.  If your court does not wish to use the template format, you will need to purchase your own SmartPrint™ program and submit the citation for approval by the Supreme Court.

Approval is Needed - You must submit the AOC’s SmartPrint™ citation for approval; however, the process should be fairly quick and simplified by using the template format that is currently provided. Your court may deviate from the template format, but any deviation in either the citation format or the Warning to the Defendant section, may result in longer approval times and increased money for programming by the court.

The AOC’s IT Department developed an Administration Guide to provide courts with information on implementing e-Citation in their courts, usually through the handhelds or photo enforcement complaints. The Cookbook provides the technical aspects of implementing e-Citations in AZTEC courts specifically, but may also prove useful for non-AZTEC courts.

To request approval of your e-Citation handheld citation, please fill out the Request for Approval of e-Citation Handheld form ( Word or  PDF) and submit to the following via mail or email:

 

 

 Marretta Mathes
 Arizona Supreme Court
 Court Services Division
 1501 W. Washington, Suite 410
 Phoenix, AZ 85007
 Attention: Marretta Mathes

 

 APPROVAL OF A PHOTO ENFORCEMENT ATTC

Many AZTEC courts and law enforcement agencies are moving in the direction of using Photo Radar Vans, Fixed Speed Devices, and Red Light Cameras to issue citations.  If your city or county is considering this option, please review the information below relating to the approval of the Photo Enforcement citations.

Approval is Needed - All Photo Enforcement citations must be submitted to the Supreme Court for approval as the photo enforcement citation is substantially different from the Arizona Traffic Ticket and Complaint (ATTC) form provided for in the Arizona Rules of Court, Rules of Procedure in Traffic Cases and Boating Cases, Appendix A and is considered  a “substantial variation”.

The AOC’s IT Department developed an Administration Guide to provide courts with information on implementing e-Citation in their courts, usually through the handheld or photo enforcement complaints. The Cookbook provides the technical aspects of implementing e-Citations in AZTEC courts specifically, but may also prove useful for non-AZTEC courts.

To request approval of your Photo Enforcement citation, please fill out the Request for Approval of Photo Enforcement ATTC form ( Word or  PDF) and submit to the following via mail or email:

 Marretta Mathes
 Arizona Supreme Court
 Court Services Division
 1501 W. Washington, Suite 410
 Phoenix, AZ 85007
 Attention: Marretta Mathes

 

APPROVAL OF A PARKING, ANIMAL CONTROL, OR OFFICER ISSUED ATTC

 

Approval is Needed – Agencies must complete the Request to Approve a Substantial Variation to the ATTC form for consideration of any proposed “substantial variations” to the Arizona Traffic Ticket and Complaint (ATTC) form.  A citation is considered substantially different, and will require approval by the Supreme Court, if it deviates from the ATTC form provided for in the Arizona Rules of Court, Rules of Procedure in Traffic Cases and Boating Cases, Appendix A.

To request approval of a substantial variation to the Arizona Traffic Ticket and Complaint (ATTC) form, please fill out the Request to Approve a Substantial Variation to the ATTC form ( Word or  PDF) and submit to the following via mail or email:

 Marretta Mathes
 Arizona Supreme Court
 Court Services Division
 1501 W. Washington, Suite 410
 Phoenix, AZ 85007
 Attention: Marretta Mathes

 


 

 

 Substantial Variations

1. Removal or addition of any data contained on the form
2. Change of size, format, or content of form
3. Any deviation from Rule 3 or Rule 4
4. Any verbiage or language change on front or reverse of the form

 Non-Substantial Variations

1. Change of court address or phone number
2. Color of ink
3. Clerical corrections (i.e., misspellings)
4. Change in complaint numbering (does not include how charges are numbered)
5. Change in font size but not verbiage

Resources

Substantial Variation Approval Request Forms

  • e-Citation Handheld Complaint
    ( Word or  PDF)
  • Photo Enforcement Complaint 
    ( Word or  PDF)
  • Parking, Animal Control, or Officer Issued Complaints ( Word or  PDF)