Motions and request must be filed in writing.

The Court offers fillable forms for specific motion and request types. You may also submit a motion or request that is not completed on the forms by using one of the methods listed below.

Motion Requirements:

  • Scottsdale City Court will only accept motions and filings that can be scanned and/or printed
  • The Court will not seek to remedy any illegible motions or filings
  • Audio recordings, Video recordings, USB Flash Drives, CD's, DVD's and/or links are not accepted or accessed

Unacceptable motions and filings will be returned to the sender or filer if identifiable. If the sender is not identifiable, the motions or filings will be deleted and/or destroyed. Scottsdale City Court will attempt to separate and process the acceptable portions of the filings and return unacceptable portions.

If you are attempting to submit exhibits for an approved Remote/Virtual Hearing, please follow the instructions on how to  File Exhibits for a Remote Hearing.

Instructions for Filing Motions

Clearly indicate and explain:

  • Name
  • Date of birth
  • Case/Complaint #
  • Updated contact information
  • Explain what you are asking for,
  • Explain what you want the Court to do,
  • Explain the reason for your request

If using a pre-made template complete all fields on the form.

If filing a motion on a criminal case: A copy of the motion must also be submitted to the Prosecutor's office at:

3700 N 75th St. #B
Scottsdale AZ 85251
Fax: 480-312-7795

After the Court receives filing, it may take up to 7-10 business days to process. It is your responsibility to ensure that your submission was received by the Court. You may review the Court website to check if the Court has received, processed the motion or check the status of your filing.

File Using One of the Following Methods:


  1. Look up court case information
  2. Enter only the numbers of your case/complaint number or your name
  3. Choose case
  4. Scroll to the bottom of the page and click "Online Motion Submission"
  5. Select Motion filed by party
  6. Enter your request to the court in the text box. Include your current contact information and email address
  7. Click "Submit Motion"

Email: City Court

Fax: 480-312-2764

3700 N. 75th St.
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

In person:
Print your document(s) and bring it to the court. The document drop box is in the Court lobby near security and the exit. Please use the date stamp machine on top of the drop box to date stamp the document and then place in the drop box.

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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