Superior Court Filing Fees


Effective May 16, 2018

 

The filing fee schedules offered through this web page reflect the fees established in the Arizona Revised Statutes, A.R.S. § 12-284, with increases approved by the Supreme Court as provided in the Arizona Code of Judicial Administration (ACJA) § 3-404. AO 2014-39 reinstated ACJA § 5-109 effective May 19, 2014, resuming the collection of the Arizona Lengthy Trial Fund fee. Please check with the specific court for additional local fees.

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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 $188.00 $15.00       $15.00  $218.00
B Answer, notice of appearance under section 12-907 or initial appearance 100.00 15.00       15.00  130.00
A Petition for change of name 188.00 15.00       15.00  218.00
A Filing a process server application 188.00           188.00
  Filing registrar's orders (A.R.S. § 32-1166.06) N/C            
A Filing Intervenor 188.00 15.00       15.00  218.00
A Additional plaintiffs 188.00 15.00       15.00  218.00
B Additional defendants 100.00 15.00       15.00  130.00
A Foreign judgment 188.00 15.00       15.00  218.00
E Change of venue transmittal fee 30.00           30.00
E Change of venue for jurisdiction (A.R.S. § 12-404) plaintiff petitioner pays fee 30.00           30.00
A Change of venue to this county 188.00 15.00       15.00  218.00
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
100.00 $15.00         115.00
B Notice of appeal filing fee (except under A.R.S. § 12-2107) 100.00           100.00
B Cross-appeal filing fee by appellee except under A.R.S. §§ 12-2107, 12-1809 & 13-3602) 100.00           100.00
A Tax court case 188.00 15.00       15.00  218.00
E Civil traffic appeal 30.00 15.00         45.00 
DOMESTIC RELATIONS
C Petition for dissolution of marriage 149.00 15.00 5.00 65.00   234.00
D Response or initial appearance in dissolution 74.00 15.00 5.00 65.00   159.00
C Petition for legal separation 149.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     234.00
D Response or initial appearance in legal separation 74.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     159.00
C Petition for annulment 149.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     234.00
D Response to petition for annulment 74.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     159.00
G Order of protection N/C            
E Change of venue transmittal fee 30.00           30.00
E Change of venue to another county on section (A.R.S. § 12-404) transmittal fee 30.00           30.00
A Change of venue to this county (except under A.R.S. § 25-502(G)) 188.00 15.00   65.00     268.00
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. 149.00 15.00         164.00
D Postadjudication petitions in domestic relations cases (6) 74.00       15.00   89.00
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 30.00           30.00
G Marriage license (Includes covenant marriages) 83.00           83.00
E Certified copy of marriage license or application 30.00           30.00
G Notary services 7.00           7.00
G Small claims tax case 24.00 15.00         39.00
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 30.00           30.00
F Comparison fee, per page (documents furnished by party) 0.50           0.50
E Exemplification per certification (2 seals @ $30/ea) 60.00           60.00
E Authentication per certification (3 seals @ $30/ea) 90.00           90.00
E Certificate of clerk to any matter in clerk's record not specifically provided 30.00           30.00
E Payment history report 30.00           30.00
E Filing transcript and docketing judgment from any court 30.00           30.00
E Demand for notice, filing paper, or performing any act for which a specific fee is not provided by statute 30.00           30.00
E Issuance of each subpoena in civil cases 30.00           30.00
E Seal a court file 30.00           30.00
E Reopen a court file 30.00           30.00
G Stop payment on a check 16.00           16.00
E Reel of film/Alpha index per year (plus per page fee below) 30.00           30.00
F Alpha index per page 0.50           0.50
E Research in locating document (per year/source researched) 30.00           30.00
E Power of attorney 30.00           30.00
E Retrieve bank records          30.00           30.00
 E Certification under one document certification 30.00           30.00
PROBATE, CONSERVATORSHIP, GUARDIANSHIP & FIDUCIARY
C Petition in formal testacy or appointment proceeding 149.00 15.00         164.00
C Application for informal probate or informal appointment 149.00 15.00         164.00
C Petition for supervised administration 149.00 15.00         164.00
C Petition to appoint guardian 149.00 15.00         164.00
C Petition to appoint conservator or make protective order 149.00 15.00         164.00
C Single estate application or petition under Title 14, Chapter 3 (A.R.S. § 14-3938) 149.00 15.00         164.00
C Opposing petition in testacy, or appointment proceedings or appointment of guardianship/conservatorship 149.00 15.00         164.00
D Any person opposing contested petition if no prior payment 74.00 15.00         89.00
D Postjudgment activities in probate cases 74.00        
TRANSFER FROM JUSTICE COURTS
A Appellant (except under A.R.S. § 12-1809 & 13-3602) 188.00 15.00         203.00
A Ownership of real property becomes issue (Plaintiff / Appellant) 188.00 15.00       15.00  218.00
B Ownership of real property becomes an issue (Defendant) 100.00 15.00       15.00  130.00
B Jurisdiction exceeded appellee (within 20 days of filing) 100.00 15.00       15.00  130.00
(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. Re-instated by Laws 2014, SB1248, Chapter 77, effective May 18, 2014 by Supreme Court Administrative Order 2014-039.
(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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