Scottsdale City Court Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcement
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) situation has been declared an emergency health crisis, we are taking precautions and prioritizing the health and wellness for all of our court visitors. In effort to limit visitors to the court, at this current time we are taking measures to reduce our in-court appearances to the greatest extent possible.
Scottsdale City Court will be holding court proceedings through the use of online video appearances, telephonically, and continue to offer online services. Currently, all Jury Trials are suspended through July 2020.
The court will remain open for Protective Orders Petitions and Hearings, all In-Custody Hearings, and any essential hearings mandated by law to require in-person appearance or where remote appearance is not feasible.
For the safety of the our patrons and employees, all persons entering the courthouse will be required to wear a mask or face cover and be subjected to a body temperature check. All visitors will be required to notify the Court of any coronavirus (COVID-19) symptoms or suspected exposures.
Anyone without a face mask, have a temperature of 100.4 or above, or experiencing COVID-19 symptoms, will not be admitted inside the courthouse and have their matters resolved remotely.
The court continues to offer online services to resolve your matters remotely:
Defensive Driving Extensions
Payments on a Case
Plea and Pay (Civil Only)
Online Parking Hearings
Online and Telephonic Criminal Pleas
Protective Order Petition Filings azpoint.azcourts.gov
The court also allows you to appear before a Judge through the use of Skype, Facetime, or telephone. You will need to contact the court at 480-312-2442 or email the court at Court@ScottsdaleAZ.gov to arrange for appearance. Please provide your name, case number, and contact information for Skype or Facetime.
We understand that during this health crisis you may be experiencing certain financial uncertainties and difficulties. If you are in need of a payment plan, modifying your existing payment contract terms, quashing your warrant, trying to get out of default or collections, or requesting a extension; the court will work with you to best address your needs. Please contact the court at Court@ScottsdaleAZ.gov or call 480-312-2442 for further details.
As the COVID-19 health crisis continues to evolve, we will announce any major court impacts on our website www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov and encourage you to check your case status.
Top Requested Information
Teen interpreters volunteer with city court.
A group of Saguaro High School students with exceptional Spanish language skills are the newest volunteers at Scottsdale City Court. The group will assist Spanish-speaking litigants on the phone, at the front counter and in courtroom proceedings with the help of bilingual staff. This volunteer opportunity allows them to enhance their knowledge of the language, as well as the legal system. To learn more about this new program, please contact the court at 480-312-2442.
New Protective Order Law Changes
Effective January 1, 2020, there are changes to the Protective Order laws and rules. Protective Order once granted, is automatically sent to the appropriate law enforcement for service. There is also an online centralized website that you can go to complete all the forms necessary to file a Protective Order. For more information, you can contact the court or visit azpoint.azcourts.gov
Scottsdale City Court Now Offers Online Hearings for Parking Offenses.
In partnership with the Arizona Administrative Office of the Courts, Scottsdale City Court is now able to offer an online solution for eligible Parking Hearings. This online solution will offer litigants in a Parking Hearing to submit their testimony/statements online via their phones, tablets, or computers. The case will be reviewed and decided by a judge without the need for litigants to appear at the court. For more details, please contact the Court at Court@ScottsdaleAZ.gov or 480-312-2442.
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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.
Walk-in hours ( protective orders): Monday - Friday, 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 5:00 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.