According to statistics, motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death and serious physical injury for children under five years of age. Approximately 15 to 20 children in that age range die each year in Arizona as a result of misusage or non-usage of child safety seats.

For these reasons, the Scottsdale City Court, in cooperation with the Scottsdale Police Department has instituted the Children are Priceless Passengers (C.A.P.P.) program. The program is a pilot child safety seat program set up to address citations with a violation of A.R.S. §28-907A.

If a defendant is charged with A.R.S. §28-907A, there are three options for resolving that charge: 

  1. Plead “not responsible” and set it to Civil Traffic Hearing
  2. Plead “responsible” and pay the $118 sanction
  3. Participate in the C.A.P.P. program

If a defendant requests an extension for the program, they MUST return to the Court on or before their new arraignment date to provide proof of compliance.

Any defendant charged with “No Child Passenger Restraint” will be given an information insert describing the C.A.P.P. Program with the bond card.  The fee for the class is $25 (cash or money order only), and is available in English and Spanish.

C.A.P.P. Class Locations & Times

Mayo Clinic

5777 E. Mayo Blvd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054


Various Wednesday's (2xs per month)
Call for dates and times

Desert Samaritan

1400 S. Dobson Rd.
Mesa, AZ 85202


Various schedules
Call for dates and times

Thunderbird Samaritan

5555 W. Thunderbird Rd.
Glendale, AZ 85306


Various schedules
Call for dates and times

St. Joseph's

350 W. Thomas Rd.
Phoenix, AZ 85054


English: Third Saturday of Month 11 a.m.
Spanish: Third Saturday of Month 8 a.m.

How to Participate

The defendant must call one of the above locations to register for a class.

  • Daycare is not provided and children are not permitted at the classes.
  • The defendant must bring their child safety seat to the class for an inspection and check for recall.  If the defendant does not own a safety seat, he/she will have an opportunity to obtain a new child safety seat during the class.

Upon completion of the class, the student will receive a certificate and must present it to the Court on or before their arraignment date. Once compliance is shown, the fine will be suspended.

If a defendant fails to appear for the arraignment and show proof of compliance, a default judgment will be entered.

Marianne T. Bayardi
Presiding City Judge
City Court

City Court

3700 N. 75th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
City Holiday Schedule

Schedule above applies except the first and third Wednesday of each month, open 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Civil Courtrooms

Monday - Friday, 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Criminal Courtrooms

Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • Motion to quash
  • Motion for new Confinement Order
    • (Home Detention and Electronic Monitoring included)

Protective Orders

Monday - Friday, 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 5 p.m.

To include the following:

  • New Protective Order Petition Filings
  • Injunction Against Harassment
  • Injunction Against Workplace Harassment
  • Plaintiff Motions to Quash or Modify a Protective Order
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