Revenue & Expenditure Summary


  • Total statewide court revenue decreased 1.7% from $385.4 million in FY 2013 to $378.7 million in FY 2014.  The decrease in revenue was driven by the overall decline in both criminal and civil traffic in the limited jurisdiction courts. See Graph A.
  • Graph B represents the trend in increased court revenue above the $70 million benchmark established in FY 1988. Since that time, courts have collected approximately $4.437 billion in additional revenue. See Graph B.
  • Of the total court system revenue, the state received 44.3%, counties received 30.5% and cities and towns received 25.3%. See Graph C.
  • 48.1% of total court revenue was generated by municipal courts, 28.1% by justice courts, 22.6% by Superior Court and 1.2% by appellate courts. See Graph D.
  • Total restitution payments for victims collected by Courts increased by 9.5% from $17.8 million in FY 2013 to $19.5 million in FY 2014.

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 4.6% from $719.0 million in FY 2013 to $752.4 million in FY 2014. See Graph A.
  • 65.6% of the total funds spent by the court system were from the counties, 19.7% from the state, 13.3% from cities and towns, and 1.4% from federal and private sources. See Graph B.
  • 69.1% of total court expenditures were in Superior Court (including probation), 13.3% in municipal courts, 10.6% at the appellate level and 7.0% 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