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The Arizona Judicial Branch offers Public Access to Court Case Informationlinks to external site, an online service providing information about court cases from most courts in Arizona.

Copies of Scottsdale City Court Records

Scottsdale City Court records are available to the public upon written request.

Look up a case for the Scottsdale City Court to retrieve basic case information. If a case cannot be found in the system, a not in system letter can be requested.

Records requests may be made by submitting a records request online or completing the records request form (PDF) and delivering it to the Scottsdale City Court in person (in the lobby drop-box), by mail, email or fax. Record requests made over the phone will not be accepted. Government agencies must submit records request on official letter head.

Standard processing time for record requests is five to seven business days. A court representative will contact the requester by phone when the records are ready.

Pursuant to Rule 29, Rules of the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court Records Retention and Disposition Schedule, criminal records more than five years old and civil traffic cases more than one year old may not be available.

Upon receipt of a request for court records, the Scottsdale City Court will assess the following fees:

Minimum Clerk Fee

A $17 Minimum Clerk Fee will apply to all requests for copies. The Minimum Clerk Fee will include up to three (3) names per request or three (3) cases per name (A.R.S. 22-404links to external site).

Copy Fees

All copy requests are subject to a $0.50 per page fee (A.R.S. 22-404links to external site).

Certification Fees

In addition to any applicable Minimum Clerk Fees and Copy Fees, a $17 Certification Fee will be charged on each request for certification.

Audio Fees

A copy of an audio CD for court proceedings, if available, may be made for a fee of $17 for each CD.

Forms of Payment

Please do not submit pre-payment for records requests. You will be contacted when the records request is complete and given the amount due.

Payment may be made in the form of money order, bank certified check, personal check, credit card (most major credit cards accepted), or if paying in person, cash is acceptable. A $25.00 charge will be assessed on all Non-Sufficient Funds checks.

Payment is due in full for all of the above prior to release of any request for information.

Media Access to City Court

  1. For any inquiry about case status or to confirm an upcoming court date, the requester may call City Court at 480-312-2442.
  2. For any inquiry to obtain copies or documents from a City Court case file, pursuant to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona, Rule 123, Public Access to Judicial Records of the State of Arizona, the requester should submit a records request form. Records request forms are available on the City Court web page, or in the court lobby. A fee will apply.
  3. For a media inquiry to have camera or recording presence at a court proceeding, and in a courtroom, the requester should submit a petition making the request and submit it to the judge assigned to the case. The ruling will then be determined by the assigned judge, at which time any specific conditions or criteria will be provided to the media.

Contact

City of Scottsdale - City Court

3700 N. 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 
P: 480-312-2442
F: 480-312-2764
court@scottsdaleaz.gov 

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Hours

Walk-in hours (civil courtrooms): Monday - Friday, 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Walk-in hours (criminal courtrooms): Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Closed on city holidays

Except the first and third Wednesday of each month, open 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.