Clerk of the Superior Court Definition
An appeal is the legal process used to ask a higher court to review a judgement
made in a legal matter from the trial court.
Appeals from Superior Court are filed at the Central Court Filing Counter,
201 W. Jefferson, Phoenix (602-506-2168), the Southeast Filing
Counter, 222 E. Javelina, Mesa (602-506-2106), the Northeast Regional Court Center, 188380 N. 40th St., Suite 120,
Phoenix (602-372-7710), and the Northwest Regional Court Center, 14264 West Tierra Buena lane, Surprise (602-372-9437). (There are no
recordings for these numbers.) Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5
p.m. Monday through Friday. Recorded information is available if
For details on Justice Court/City Court appeals, call (602) 506-3427.
Who can appeal?
Anyone who is a party to a case can file for an appeal.
How do you appeal?
There is no official form to file for an appeal. Therefore, on a blank
sheet of paper, a person must provide the following information.
Name and Address________________
|* Case John Doe
|* Case No.______
Notice of Appeal
|* Body of Appeal
(What ruling is being appealed. Date of Ruling and Appellant
Once this is complete, take this Notice of Appeal form to the appropriate
In civil cases, an index and copies of documents specified
are transmitted to the Appellate Court on the 40th day from the date
Notice of Appeal was filed.
In criminal cases, a copy of the record is transmitted to the
Appellate Court 45 days after the Notice of Appeal was filed.
The fee to file a Notice of Appeal from Superior Court is $92.00.
For a listing of Superior Court fees, please click
The Arizona Supreme Court's Administrative Office of Courts produced a series of guides designed to assist
self-represented parties in the appeals process. The guides include an overall and step-by-step process of
appeal, deadlines to follow, frequently asked questions, important terms, and forms parties will need to
use during the appeals process.
These guides are available online at: