Revenue & Expenditure Summary


  • Total statewide court revenue increased 7.4%   from $381.2 million in FY 2008 to $409.3 million in FY 2009, reflecting the continuing efforts of the courts statewide to collect court-ordered fines, fees, and surcharges.  See Chart A.
  • Statewide revenue increased by 4.8% in FY2009  compared with FY2008 and 7.4% with State Photo  Enforcement included.
  • This graph represents the trend in increased court revenue above the $70 million benchmark established in FY 1988.  Since that time, courts have collected approximately $2.790 billion in additional revenue.  See Chart B.
  • Of the total court system revenue, the state received 43.5%, counties received 30.4% and cities and towns 26.1%.   See Chart C.
  • 47.4% of total court revenue was generated by municipal courts, 28.6% by justice courts, 22.6% by Superior Court and 1.5% by appellate courts.  See Chart D.
  • Total restitution payments for victims collected by Courts increased 1.7% from $18.2 million in FY 2008 to $18.5 million in FY 2009.

Graph A
Arizona Court Revenue chart graphic
Graph B
Arizona Court Revenue Above Benchmark chart graphic
Graph C
Proportion of Revenue Generated by Level of Government chart graphic
Graph D

Proportion of Revenue Generated by the Court Level chart graphic

  • Total statewide court expenditures increased   0.2% from $739.4 million in FY 2008 to $740.7 million in FY 2009.  See Graph A.
  • 63.1 % of the total funds spent by the court system were from the counties, 20.9% from the state, 14.5% from cities and towns, and 1.5% from federal and private sources. See Graph B.
  • 69.0% of total court expenditures were in Superior Court (including probation), 14.5% in municipal courts, 10.1% at the appellate level (including statewide administration) and 6.4% in the justice courts  See Graph C.
Graph A
Arizona Court Expenditures Chart Graphic
Graph B
Porportion of Expenditures by Government chart graphic
Graph C
Porportion of Expenditures by Court Level chart graphic