Scottsdale City Court Coronavirus (COVID-19) Announcement
As the coronavirus (COVID-19) health precautions continues, Scottsdale City Court will be holding court proceedings through the use of online video appearances, telephonically, and continue to offer online services. 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.
All Jury Trials have resumed with COVID-19 Safety Measures in place. Please see Juror Safety for details.
Safe to Serve as a Juror - Message from Chief Justice Brutinel
Top Requested Information
Text Message Claiming To Be ADOT Is Not Real
Many Arizonans have reported receiving a scam text about their driver license needing to be updated.
This text did not come from the Arizona Department of Transportation (ADOT) and is a phony attempt to get people to hand over their personal identifying information. Do not open this text or any web address associated with it. This is a scam and you should never click on unsolicited or suspicious links in texts or emails.
The only ADOT website customers should conduct personal business on is AZMVDNow.gov or ServiceArizona.com.
ADOT is working with the Arizona Department of Administration and law enforcement in an effort to protect our customers.
Jury Warrant Scam
Recently, various members of the public have received calls from phone scammers claiming to be Constables, Court Officers or members of law enforcement claiming that they are attempting to serve a warrant for jury duty. Furthermore, the scammer attempts to collect a fine in lieu of arrest for failing to report for jury duty. Please note that neither law enforcement nor Court Officers will ever contact members of the public such as yourself to collect payment via credit, debit and/or gift cards for failing to report to jury duty.
If you have received a suspicious call, contact your local law enforcement agency. For more information, you may visit Maricopa County Superior Court regarding this scam.
Civil Traffic Hearings Go Virtual.
Scottsdale City Court extends virtual appearances to Civil Traffic Hearings. Using software such as Microsoft Teams and Zoom, the Court allows both the State and also the Defendant to appear remotely before the Judicial Officer. Litigants can use their computers, tablets, and/or phones to appear on the date and time of the hearings. For more details, please contact the Court at Court@ScottsdaleAZ.gov or 480-312-2442.
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.
Wait Times and Appointments
Scheduling an appointment will provide you faster service when visiting the Scottsdale City Court.
Due to COVID-19 health crisis we are limiting in-person appearances. If you are unable to resolve your needs online, you can make an appointment to visit the court.
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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.