Court Etiquette

The Mission of the Scottsdale City Court is to provide superior customer service. In return, the Court expects all visitors to respect the Court and its employees. Below, are several things you should know before you visit the Court:

  1. It is important that visitors understand the appropriate dress code for the Court. The Court is a place of business and visitors should wear clean, fitted clothes. Shirt and shoes are required. Please take your hat off before entering any courtroom. 
  2. All pagers and cell phones should be turned off before entering the courtroom. 
  3. It is also important to know that food, drink, and ALL weapons are strictly prohibited from the building. Do not attempt to bring in any prohibited items. The Court will not store prohibited items in the lobby for pick-up. Leave these items at home, or in your car. 
  4. The Court also asks that you be patient, as it can sometimes be very busy. Taking a number from the ticket dispenser, located in the lobby, as soon as you enter the building will ensure that you will be helped in a timely manner. Also, have all materials that you brought with you ready for the Court Clerk.

Court Security

Security officer works on computer in lobby with someone in background.

The Scottsdale City Court has full-time security personnel who are stationed at the main entrance to the court.

Everyone who visits the court must pass through a metal detector and must place all personal belongings on an X-ray machine to be viewed. In addition, your personal belongings may be subject to a search.

The following is a list of items that are not allowed in to the courthouse under ANY circumstances: 

  • Food and drink, including water. Drinking fountains are located in the courthouse lobby for your convenience.
  • Weapons. This includes, but is not limited to:
    • Guns (with or without a concealed weapons permit)
    • Knives (including Swiss Army and Leatherman tools)
    • Chains
    • Mace
    • Batons
  • The Court's definition of weapons also includes items that could be used as weapons. These include, but are not limited to:
    • Various tools
    • Kitchen utensils
    • Nail files

Please Note:

This list is not exhaustive and security has full discretion when deciding what may or may not be brought in to the courthouse.
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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