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Arizona Courts and Justice System

Justice and City Courts in Maricopa County

The Arizona and Maricopa County Court System

Arizona, as in most states, have a court system split into three distinct parts, Municipal Courts, Justice Courts and Superior Courts. The widest variety of cases are heard before the Superior Court including the majority of felony cases. City courts and Justice courts is where the majority of misdemeanor cases are heard.

Justice Courts in Maricopa County, Arizona

A justice of the peace presides over a justice court. They are elected and serve a four year term.  Both civil and criminal law is handled by the justice courts although this is primarily for misdemeanors. The list of misdemeanors is broad and include all types of traffic offenses, assault cases, shoplifting, violations of protection or injunction orders and much more.

There are a total of 26 Justice Courts in Maricopa county. Below you can find location and phone information on each of them:

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Agua Fria Justice Court

9550 W. Van Buren
Tolleson, AZ 85353
(623) 936-1449

Arcadia Biltmore Justice Court

620 W Jackson St
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 372-6300

Arrowhead Justice Court

14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane
Surprise, AZ 85374
(602) 372-2000

Desert Ridge Justice Court

18380 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 372-7100

Downtown Justice Court

620 W. Jackson
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 372-6300

Dreamy Draw Justice Court

18380 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 372-7000

East Mesa Justice Court

4811 E. Julep
Mesa, AZ 85205
(480) 985-0188

Encanto Justice Court

620 W. Jackson
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 372-6300

Estrella Mountain Justice Court

21749 W. Yuma Rd.
Buckeye, AZ 85326
(623) 386-4822

Hassayampa Justice Court

14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane
Surprise, AZ 85374
(602) 372-2000

Highland Justice Court

55 E. Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85296
(602) 372-8300

Ironwood Justice Court

209 E. Pima St
Gila Bend, AZ 85337
(928) 683-2651

Kyrene Justice Court

201 E. Chicago Street
Chandler, AZ 85225
(602) 372-3400

Manistee Justice Court

14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane
Surprise, AZ 85374
(602) 372-2000

Maryvale Justice Court

4622 W. Indian School Road
Phoenix, AZ 85031
(623) 245-0432

Encanto Justice Court

620 W. Jackson
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 372-6300

McDowell Mountain Justice Court

18380 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 372-7000

Moon Valley Justice Court

18380 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ 85032
(602) 372-7000

North Mesa Justice Court

1837 S. Mesa Drive
Mesa, AZ 85210
(480) 926-9731

North Valley Justice Court

14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane
Surprise, AZ 85374
(602) 372-2000

San Marcos Justice Court

201 E. Chicago Street
Chandler, AZ 85225
(602) 372-3400

San Tan Justice Court

201 E. Chicago Street
Chandler, AZ 85225
(602) 372-3400

Scottsdale City Court

3700 North 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ  85251
(602) 372-6300

South Mountain Justice Court

620 W. Jackson
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 372-6300

University Lakes Justice court

201 E. Chicago Street
Chandler, AZ 85225
(602) 372-3400

West McDowell Justice Court

620 W. Jackson
Phoenix, AZ 85003
(602) 372-6300

West Mesa Justice Court

2050 W. University Drive
Mesa, AZ 85201
(480) 964-2958


Municipal Courts of Maricopa County

Also known as a magistrate or city court or magistrate, Municipal courts have jurisdiction for misdemeanor crimes and petty offenses committed within their city limits. City courts do not hear civil cases between private parties, this is the responsibility of the Justice Courts. A municipal court judge would preside over misdemeanor criminal traffic cases such as DUIs,  reckless driving and other offenses where no serious injuries occur.

 

FCI Tucson

A medium security federal correctional institution with a detention center.

8901 S. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ  85756

USP TUCSON

A high security U.S. penitentiary with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp.

8901 S. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ  85756

RRM PHOENIX

A Residential Reentry Management (RRM) field office.

230 N First Ave, Suite 405, Phoenix, AZ  85003

The Avondale City Court

11325 West Civic Center Dr.
Avondale, Arizona 85323

Buckeye Magistrate Court

100 North Apache Road, Suite C-1
Buckeye, AZ 85326

Carefree Municipal Court

100 Easy St
Carefree, AZ 85377

Cave Creek Municipal Court

3762 N Cave Creek Rd
Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Chandler Municipal Court

200 E. Chicago St.
Chandler, AZ  85225

El Mirage Municipal Court

14010 N El Mirage Road
El Mirage, Az. 85335

Fountain Hills Magistrate Ct

16836 E Palisades Blvd
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268

Gilbert Municipal Court

55 E Civic Center Drive
Gilbert, AZ 85296

Glendale City Court

5711 W Glendale Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301

Goodyear Municipal Court

185 N. 145th Ave.
Goodyear, AZ 85338

Mesa Municipal Court

250 E. 1st Avenue
Mesa, Arizona 85210

Paradise Valley Municipal Court

6401 E Lincoln Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ  85253

Peoria Municipal Court

8401 W Monroe St
Peoria, AZ 85345

Phoenix Municipal Court

300 West Washington Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Scottsdale City Court

3700 N. 75th Street
Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Surprise City Court

12604 W Santa Fe Dr
Surprise, AZ 85374

Tempe Municipal Court

140 East 5th Street
Tempe, AZ 85281

Tolleson Municipal Court

8350 W. Van Buren Street
Tolleson, AZ 85353

Wickenburg Municipal Court

155 N. Tegner Street, Suite B
Wickenburg, Arizona 85390

Superior Courts of Maricopa County

Felony criminal cases are heard in Superior Court along with certain misdemeanors that fall outside the jurisdiction of local city or justice courts. Any other cases in Arizona that are not handled by the other courts fall within the responsibility of the Arizona Superior Court.

FCI Tucson

A medium security federal correctional institution with a detention center.

8901 S. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ  85756

USP TUCSON

A high security U.S. penitentiary with an adjacent minimum security satellite camp.

8901 S. Wilmot Road, Tucson, AZ  85756

RRM PHOENIX

A Residential Reentry Management (RRM) field office.

230 N First Ave, Suite 405, Phoenix, AZ  85003

Central Court Building

201 W. Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ. 85003-2243

Old Courthouse

125 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ. 85003-2243

West Court Building

111 S. Third Ave.
Phoenix, AZ. 85003-2243

East Court Building

101 W. Jefferson
Phoenix, AZ. 85003-2243

South Court Tower

175 W. Madison St.
Phoenix, AZ. 85003-2243

Northwest Regional Center

14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane
Surprise, AZ. 85374

Northeast Regional Center

18380 N. 40th Street
Phoenix, AZ. 85032

Southeast Court

222 E. Javelina Ave.
Mesa, AZ. 85210-6234

Juvenile Court – Durango Facility

3131 W. Durango
Phoenix, AZ. 85009-6292

Juvenile Court – Southeast Facility

1810 S. Lewis
Mesa, AZ. 85210-6234