Automation Services Unit

The Automation Services Unit (ASU) assists Arizona trial courts in enhancing the quality of justice with improvements in court operations, financial processing and statutory reporting through the use of automated systems and tools. The unit is made up of court process experts who provide business and technical analysis, 2nd level support on statewide applications, and training. ASU staff work on the AJACS and AZPOINT systems, and perform services such as:


  • Subject Matter Experts for new or enhanced applications
  • Acceptance Testing
  • Implementation and Post Production Support
  • Application Training and Documentation
  • Data Clean Up Assistance
  • Ad Hoc Reporting
  • 2nd Level Support for: General, Financial, Calendar, Sentencing, and Protective Orders
  • Troubleshoot MVD and Criminal History Reporting
  • Maintain Statewide Violation Standards

 2022 - 55th Legislature, 2nd Regular Session - Changes to Database 

DO NOT complete the below steps for changes if the AOC maintains your database, these have already been completed for you. The General Effective Date is 9/24/2022. 

  1. Charge Table- Changes provides a quick reference list of charges, organized by bill number, indicating new and deactivated charges. 
  2. Charge Screens– provides a detailed list of charges in screen shot format.  
  3. Penalty Schedule Updates-provides screen shot information for entering charges to highest penalty schedule. 
  4. Event Code Updates- provides reference guides for new event/service codes. Note: courts should map new event codes to Event Entry Code field  
  5. Financial Updates- provides reference guides and screen shots for new and updated financial codes. (GJ only) 
  6. Filing Fee Updates- provides reference guides for new and updated filing fees. (GJ and Justice only) 
  7. Case Types- provides information for entering the new case types. (GJ only) 
  8. Party Role- provides information for entering the new party role. (GJ only) 
  9. Appearance Reason/Calendar code- provides information for entering new appearance reason. (GJ only) 
  10. Civil Traffic Presumptive Fine Worksheet- court workbook to provide the presumptive fine amount for traffic violations. (LJ AJACS only) 
  11. Updates SOS Reports- provides information for updating Secretary of State Report. (GJ only) 
  12. HB2119 Civil Rights Restoration Application and Order Event Code Cheat Sheet. (GJ only)
  13. SB1294 (CH. 432) Automation Updates Seal Records. Eff Date 1/1/2023 (Updated 12/12/2022)

Delayed Effective Date Bills- chart provides general information on bills that will have automation impact in the future. Automation instructions and reminders will be provided closer to the implementation dates. 


The list of violations the court is required to summons to be 10-print fingerprinted has expanded to include a list of misdemeanor offenses required for fingerprint clearance cards. 

January 1, 2023



Establishes procedures regarding the commitment, detainment, conditional release, and discharge of a defendant deemed incompetent, non-restorable and dangerous. Outlines requirements for the treatment of a committed defendant. 

January 1, 2024 


Emergency Effective Date Bills- Automation Instructions provided in links below. Do not complete the below steps for changes if the AOC maintains your database, these have already been completed for you.  



Previous Legislative Sessions:

Follow the link below to view po 2020 information and documents.
Arizona Protective Order Initiation & Notification Tool (AZPOINT)

The mission of Code Standardization within the Arizona courts is to develop and implement standardized codes and business process so as to help ensure swift and fair access to the justice system.

The code tables to be addressed in Code Standardization shall include but are not limited to: Court Type, Case Category, Case Type, Party Type, Event Codes, Financial Codes, Citation Type, Event Category, Party Status, and Results Codes.

The codes will be used in a range of automation projects including but not restricted to statistical reporting, case management reporting, public access and reporting to other government agencies.