Attorneys, litigants, and the public are encouraged to check with their local courts for local practices and advisories. Local court information is available online at https://www.azcourts.gov/AZ-Courts/AZ-Courts-Locator and https://azcourthelp.org/arizona-courthouses.

The Arizona Judicial Branch is monitoring the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic and is committed to maintaining access to judicial branch services while keeping litigants, probationers, staff, and the public safe. The Administrative Office of the Courts (AOC) is coordinating with the state health department and other governmental agencies to ensure we are consistent with their guidance in the appropriate response while maintaining individual’s rights to justice.

Updates will be posted to this website and on the Court’s social media outlets:
@AZCourts on Twitter and Facebook @ArizonaSupremeCourt.

The impact of Coronavirus varies within the state, and the level of response and adjustment will vary. Not all courts have a social media presence or website. The AOC will post court-specific information as it becomes available.

Arizona Supreme Court COVID-19 Visitor Screening Procedures Flyer

Court Closures and Suspensions
03/27/2020 Use the court locator links under banner to verify before going to a courthouse.
03/18/2020 Statewide: No new juries to be empaneled before April 17th.
   
Court Announcements
03/27/2020 Pima County Superior Court, Justice Court, and Tucson City Court Announce a New Protective Order Process During the COVID-19 Emergency
03/27/2020 Landlord/Tenant Form Available Online:  Postponement of Eviction Actions update
03/27/2020 Pima County Superior COVID-19 Court Services Updated Guidance
03/26/2020 Maricopa County Justice Courts Best Practices on "Postponement of Eviction Actions"
03/26/2020 Pima County Superior Court Prohibits Physical Access to the Courthouse for Most Proceedings
03/26/2020 Apache County Announcement - Moving All Non-Essential Hearings in Apache County Superior Court
03/26/2020 Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court Announces Coronavirus Measures
03/26/2020 Maricopa County Clerk of the Superior Court COVID-19 Updates
03/25/2020 Yavapai County Superior Court Update
03/24/2020 Maricopa County Court Prohibits Most In-person Proceedings; Restricts Public Attendance at In-Person Court Hearings; Cancels Sitting Grand Juries through April 8, 2020.
03/24/2020 Modifying Arizona Code of Judicial Administration Time Requirements Due to A Public Health Emergency Administrative Directive (FCRB, LDPs, COJET)
03/23/2020 Arizona Governor's Executive Order Prohibiting the Closure of Essential Services
03/23/2020 Pima County Superior Court- COVID-19 and Court Services Updated Guidance
03/20/2020 Yavapai County Superior Court Jury Service Update
03/20/2020 Maricopa Superior Court Utilizes Technology to Reduce Court Traffic, Suspends Jury Empanelment through Friday, April 17,2020
03/20/2020 Pima County Jury Service Update
03/20/2020 Pima County Superior Court Responds to COVID-19
03/20/2020 Modifying Arizona Code of Judicial Administration Section 6-301.01 and 6-302.01 Requirements Due to a Public Health Emergency - Administrative Directive 
03/20/2020 Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts Limits Services and Operations
03/19/2020 Apache County Notice - COVID-19 Mitigation Measures
03/19/2020 Pima County Juvenile Court Guidelines as to COVID-19
03/19/2020 Scottsdale City Court Remote Appearance COVID-19 Updates
03/18/2020 Pima County Superior Court Suspends Visitation to Law Library & Resource Center; Provides Resources Telephonically, Online
03/18/2020 Mohave County Courts Website for Updates
03/18/2020 Division Two of the Arizona Court of Appeals Responds to COVID-19
03/17/2020 City of Phoenix Municipal Court Reschedules Trials and Implements Temporary Measures Mitigating COVID-19 Exposure Risk
03/17/2020 Pima County Consolidated Justice Court Responds to COVID-19
03/16/2020 Yavapai County Superior Court Statement
03/16/2020 Pima County Courts Respond to COVID-19; Suspend New Jury Service Through March 31, 2020
03/16/2020 Arizona Supreme Court Order in Response to COVID-19
03/16/2020 Judicial Branch Implements Temporary Measures to Mitigate COVID-19 Exposure Risk; Cancels New Jury Selection through March 30, 2020.
03/13/2020 Maricopa County Superior Court – General
03/12/2020 Maricopa County Superior Court - Juror Information
03/02/2020 Pima County Superior Court - Updated from the Pima County Health Department
   
Administrative Orders
03/27/2020

Maricopa County Superior Court - Deferral of Commencement of Jail Sentences for Defendants with Pending Self-Surrender Orders (AO 2020-49 Maricopa)

03/27/2020 Restricting Physical Access to Court Facilities Used by Justice Courts Due to a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-48 Maricopa)
03/27/2020 City of Tempe Municipal Court - Court Operational Measures to Control Communicable of Infectious Disease (AO 20-02 Tempe)
03/26/2020 Yuma County Superior Court - Limitation of Court Operations During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-04 Yuma)
03/26/2020 Maricopa County Superior Court - Special Commissioners and the Deferral of Fees Costs (AO 2020-47 Maricopa)
03/26/2020 Pima County Superior Court - Restricting Physical Access to Pima County Superior Court Facilities Due to a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-16) Replaces AO 2020-13 
03/25/2020 Yuma County Justice Courts - Judicial Order Regarding Response to Emergency Health Situations Related to COVID-19 (AO 2020-02)
03/25/2020 City of Oro Valley - Ora Valley Magistrate Court Operations During the Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-3 Oro Valley)
03/25/2020 Pinal County Superior Court - Authorizing Change in Family Court Proceedings to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (AO 2020-028 Pinal)
03/25/2020 Pinal County Superior Court - Limitation of Municipal Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-027 Pinal)
03/25/2020 Pinal County Superior Court - Limitation of Justice Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-026 Pinal)
03/25/2020 Pinal County Superior Court - Authorizing Change in Court Proceedings to Help Prevent the Spread of COVID-19 (AO 2020-025 Pinal)
03/24/2020 Maricopa County Superior Court - Discontinuing Public Records Terminal Access During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-046 Maricopa)
03/24/2020 Maricopa County Justice Courts COVID-19 Measures Administrative Orders: Agua Fria, Arcadia Biltmore, Arrowhead, Country Meadows, Desert Ridge, Downtown, Dreamy Draw, East Mesa, Encanto, Hassayampa, Highland, Ironwood, Kyrene, Manistee, Maryvale, McDowell Mountain, Moon Valley, North Mesa, North Valley, San Marcos, San Tan, South Mountain, University Lakes, West McDowell, West Mesa, White Tank
03/24/2020 Yavapai County Superior Court - COVID-19 Mitigation Measures (AO 2020-06 Yavapai County)
03/23/2020 City of Goodyear Municipal Court - Court Operational Measures to Control Communicable or Infectious Diseases (AO 2020-03 Goodyear)
03/23/2020 Maricopa County Superior Court -  Restricting Physical Access to Court Facilities Due to a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-43 Maricopa) 
03/23/2020 Maricopa County - Town of Guadalupe - Limiting Town of Guadalupe Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-42 Maricopa)
03/23/2020 Cochise County Superior Court - Electronic Filing During Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-04 Cochise County)
03/20/2020 Arizona Supreme Court - Authorizing a Modification of Court Rules During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-51)
03/20/2020 Arizona Supreme Court - Requirements for Defensive Driving Live Classes During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-50)
03/20/2020 Arizona Supreme Court - Extension of Court Staff Interpreter Credentialing Deadline (AO 2020-49)
03/20/2020 City of Glendale Court - Limiting Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-010 Glendale)
03/20/2020 City of Oro Valley - Ora Valley Magistrate Court Operations During the Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-2 Oro Valley) 
03/20/2020 La Paz County - Authorizing Procedures for Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-001 La Paz County)
03/20/2020 City of Avondale Court - Limited Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-001 Avondale)
03/19/2020 Pima County - Pima County Superior Court Criminal Matters During the Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-13 Pima County)   Replaced by AO 2020-16
03/19/2020 Maricopa County Superior Court - Limiting People Present at a Court Proceeding During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-039 Maricopa County)
03/19/2020 City of Surprise Court - Limiting Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency (AO 20-03 Surprise)
03/19/2020 El Mirage City Court - The Courts Increased Efforts to Reduce the Spread of COVID-19 Disease (AO 2020-03 El Mirage)
03/19/2020 Gila County - Addressing COVID -19 (AO 2020-002 Gila) 
03/19/2020 Mohave County - Limitation of Court Operations During COVID-19 Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-13 Mohave)
03/19/2020 Coconino County - COVID-19 Mitigation Measures (AO 2020-005 Coconino)
03/19/2020 Maricopa County Justice Courts - Limitation of Justice Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-38 Maricopa Justice Courts)
03/18/2020 City of Chandler Municipal Court - In the Matter of Disposition of Civil Offenses by Court Clerks (AO 2020-03 Chandler)
03/18/2020 City of Chandler Municipal Court - Limiting Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency VETERANS COURT (AO 2020-02 Chandler)
03/18/2020 ***NEW: Arizona Supreme Court - Authorizing Limitation of Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-48)
03/18/2020  City of South Tucson Court - Court Operational Measures to Allow for Motion Resolution Without Hearing (AO 2020-03 South Tucson)
03/17/2020 City of South Tucson Court - Court Operational Measures to Control Infectious Diseases (AO 2020-02 South Tucson)
03/17/2020 Chino Valley Municipal Court - Court Operational Measure to Control Communicable Diseases (AO 2020-01 Chino Valley)
03/17/2020 City of Phoenix - In the Matter of Limiting Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency (20-04 Phoenix)
03/17/2020 Pima County Superior Court - Court Operations During the Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-12 Pima)
03/17/2020 City of Chandler Municipal Court - Limiting Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-01 Chandler)
03/17/2020 City of Goodyear Municipal Court - Court Operational Measures to Control Communicable or Infectious Diseases (AO 2020-02 Goodyear) AMENDED 3/23/20
03/17/2020 Navajo County Superior Court - Authorizing Procedures During a Public Health Emergency
03/17/2020 Maricopa County Superior Court - Limitation of Municipal Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-036 Maricopa) 
03/17/2020 Cochise County Superior Court - Rescheduling Hearings During Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-003 Cochise)
03/17/2020 Cochise County Superior Court - Limiting Court Participants During Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-002 Cochise)
03/17/2020 Cochise County Superior Court - Use of Interactive Audio Visual Systems During Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-001 Cochise)
03/17/2020 Office of the Presiding Disciplinary Judge - Authorizing the Filing of Documents by Email Through March 31, 2020 (AO 2020-01 PDJ)
03/16/2020 Apache County Superior Court - COVID-19 Mitigation Measures (AO 2020-003)
03/16/2020 Authorizing Limitation of Court Operations During a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-47) - replaced by (AO 2020-48)
03/13/2020 Judicial Review of Public Health Emergency Orders to Control Communicable or Infections Diseases (AO 2020-44)
03/13/2020 Suspension of Arizona Code of Judicial Administration Timer Requirements Due to a Public Health Emergency (AO 2020-45)
   
Official Resources for Coronavirus Updates (not maintained by the Administrative Office of the Courts)
Arizona Governor Ducey's Executive Order (2020-14) Postponement of Eviction Actions
AZ Together COVID-19 Resources
Arizona Crisis Response Network's 211 COVID-19 page
Maricopa County Superior Court Updates
Maricopa County Justice Courts Updates
Arizona Department of Health Services - Coronavirus Homepage
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention - Coronavirus Updates
State Bar of Arizona Coronavirus Information Center
Arizona Town Hall Resources
Frequently Asked Questions
 
What are Arizona Courts Doing?
Arizona courts are more frequently disinfecting door handles, elevator buttons, and surfaces in the courthouse.

Court users are encouraged to use available hand sanitizer dispensers and to follow good hygiene practices: wash your hands with soap often, avoid touching your face, and cover coughs and sneezes with a tissue or the inside of your elbow (not into your hands).

Members of the public who are not required to be in court are encouraged to not enter the courthouse. 

Check with your local court for options on filing documents, paying court costs, and reporting to probation.

I am Not Feeling Well.  Who Can I Contact Regarding my Upcoming Hearing?
If you have a scheduled hearing, contact the court assigned to hear your case. Local court information is available online at https://www.azcourts.gov/AZ-Courts/AZ-Courts-Locator or https://azcourthelp.org/arizona-courthouses.

I am Not Feeling Well, and I Have Been Called to Jury Service.  Who Can I Contact?
Please contact the court as soon as possible using the information on the jury service cards or summons you received.  If you have lost your jury contact information, contact the court assigned to your case.  Local court information is available online at https://www.azcourts.gov/AZ-Courts/AZ-Courts-Locator or https://azcourthelp.org/arizona-courthouses.  If you received a jury questionnaire, make sure to complete it and return it.

I Need to File a Protective Order, but May Have Been Exposed to the COVID-19 Virus.  What do I do?
Contact the court assigned to your case for more information.  Local court information is available online at https://www.azcourts.gov/AZ-Courts/AZ-Courts-Locator or https://azcourthelp.org/arizona-courthouses.

I Have a Filing Deadline in my Case.  How Can I File?
You may be able to electronically file, file by mail, file through an internal or external filing depository box at the courthouse, or file in person.  Check your court's website for specifics or contact the court assigned to your case for more information.  Local court information is available online at https://www.azcourts.gov/AZ-Courts/AZ-Courts-Locator or https://azcourthelp.org/arizona-courthouses.

What if I Need to Obtain Copies of Documents in my Case?
You may be able to access documents through the eAccess online service at https://www.azcourts.gov/eaccess/. Individual courts may be able to arrange payment and mailing of copies.  Local court information is available online at https://www.azcourts.gov/AZ-Courts/AZ-Courts-Locator or https://azcourthelp.org/arizona-courthouses.

What if I Need to Pay a Fine or Fee?
In addition to paying at the courthouse, participating courts allow payments online at https://azcourtpay.com.  From this website, individuals can also print a barcode and use it to pay cash at participating PayNearMe retailers, including 7-Eleven and Family Dollar.  For other arrangements contact the court assigned to your case.  Local court information is available online at https://www.azcourts.gov/AZ-Courts/AZ-Courts-Locator or https://azcourthelp.org/arizona-courthouses.

I have been affected by COVID-19 and cannot pay rent.  Can I be evicted?
On March 24, 2020, Governor Ducey issued an Executive Order that allows tenants who are affected by COVID-19 to qualify for a postponement or delay in the enforcement of an eviction order. To qualify, a tenant must complete and provide a Notice and related documents to the landlord or property manager. A Notice form that can be used as part of this process is available at https://www.azcourts.gov/selfservicecenter/Landlord-Tenant-Disputes-Eviction-Actions.

Tenants are advised to keep a copy of the Notice and other related documents to show any peace officer or constable who comes to the residence to enforce an eviction order. The governor’s executive order is effective until mid-July 2020 and does not change the landlord/tenant lease agreement.