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Superior Court Filing Fees - For Maricopa County
Effective May 19, 2014
Note: The Arizona Supreme Court may increase fees per A.R.S. 12-284. The county Board of Supervisors may add local fees per A.R.S. 11-251.08. Total fees for filing and services in the Superior Court in Maricopa County are listed below.


The Clerk of the Superior Court's Office accepts credit cards (Visa/Mastercard/American Express) for payment of Filing Fees and Most Services.

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FEES / JUVENILE
AUTHORIZING
STATUTE
RENDERED
SERVICE
FEE
AMOUNT
8-127 Petition or application for adoption
N/C
8-127 Contested adoption
N/C
8-127 Petition or application for adoption on a child who is a current ward of the Court in the care, custody and control of DES
N/C
12-313A4 Petition for appointment of guardian of a minor
$268.00
12-313C Opposing petition for appointment of guardian of a minor
$268.00
12-313C Any person opposing a contested petition if no prior fee paid
$199.00
12-284(J) Petition for Emancipation
$176.00
12-311, 12-284AB Answer to Petition for Emancipation
$222.00
41-1750, 12-284 Fingerprint Card
(Fee Set by Director of the Department of Public Safety pluys costs, per ARS 41-1750 and ARS 12-284)
$29.00

FEES / CIVIL
AUTHORIZING
STATUTE
RENDERED
SERVICE
FEE
AMOUNT
12-311 Complaint, Notice of Appeal Under Section 12-904, Petition or Additional Plaintiffs
$319.00
12-311 Answer, Notice of Appearance Under Section 12-907, Initial appearance or Additional Defendants
$237.00
12-284AA Petition to take deposition
$319.00
12-284AA Petition for stay or special action
$319.00
12-311 Petition for Name Change
$319.00
12-184AA Filing a process server application
$166.00
12-284(I) Filing Registrar's Order (A.R.S.§32-1166.06)
N/C
12-312A Filing intervenor
$319.00
12-1705 Foreign judgment
$319.00
12-284(F)(3) Judgment Debtor Contesting Garnishment
$237.00
12-284D(F)(2) Answer of garnishee
N/C
12-407B Change of venue transmittal fee
$27.00
12-407(E) Change of venue for jurisdiction under A.R.S.§12-404
plaintiff/petitioner pays fee
$27.00
12-407C,E Change of venue to this county
$319.00
12-1809(D) Injunction against harassment
N/C
12-1810(D) Petition against work place harassment
$319.00
12-2107(A) Notice of appeal filing fee
$92.00
12-2107(A) Notice of filing cross appeal by appellee
$92.00
12-284(A)(E) Civil traffic appeal
$157.00
12-284(E) Renewal of Judgment
$27.00

FEES / TAX
AUTHORIZING
STATUTE
RENDERED
SERVICE
FEE
AMOUNT
12-167
Small claims tax case
$153.00
12-167
Small claims tax case answer fee
$153.00
12-167
Tax court case
$304.00
12-167,
12-311,
12-284(A)(B)
Tax court case answer fee
$222.00

FEES / FAMILY COURT
AUTHORIZING
STATUTE
RENDERED
SERVICE
FEE
AMOUNT
25-311.01A,C Petition for dissolution of marriage
$338.00
25-311.01A,D Response or initial appearance in dissolution
$269.00
25-311.01A,C Petition for legal separation
$338.00
25-311.01A,B,E Response or initial appearance in legal 
separation
$269.00
25-303A,B Petition for annulment
$338.00
25-303A,B Response to petition for annulment
$269.00
13-3602B.6 Order of protection
N/C
12-407E Change of venue transmittal fee
$27.00
12-407E Change of venue to this county
$304.00
12-1702, 1705
Foreign Judgment
$304.00
12-312(A)
Intervenor
$304.00
12-284A(d) Request to Stop or Modify Income Withholding Order for Child Support $84.00
12-284A(c)
Petition for domestic relations case for which a fee is not specifically prescribed, such as:
  1. Foreign Judgment for Custody
  2. Establish Support/Custody
  3. Intrastate Orders to This County
$268.00
12-284A(d)
Response for domestic relations case for which a fee is not specifically prescribed, such as:
  1. Foreign Judgment for Custody
  2. Establish Support/Custody
  3. Intrastate Orders to This County
$199.00
12-284A(c) Petition for domestic relations case for which a fee is not specifically prescribed, such as:
1. Paternity
2. Voluntary Paternity
3. Maternity
$333.00
12-284A(d) Response to domestic relations case for which a fee is not specifically prescribed, such as:
1. Paternity
2. Voluntary Paternity
3. Maternity
$264.00
12-284A(d) Post-adjudication petitions including Cross Petitions/Request for Hearings pursuant to Requests for Expedited Services, Child Support Modifications Pursuant to the Guidelines Simplified Procedure, Requests to Modify or Stop an Order of Assignment, Establishment of Child Support (pursuant to A.R.S. 25-502), Motion to Revoke or Suspend Child Support Order, Stop/Modify Order of Assignment, and Expedited Judgment of Arrears
$84.00


FEES / MISCELLANEOUS
AUTHORIZING
STATUTE
RENDERED
SERVICE
FEE
AMOUNT
12-284A(e) Judgment Debtor Fee / Petition for Supplemental Proceedings
$27.00
12-284A(e) Affidavit for Renewal of Judgment
$27.00
12-284A(e) Issuance of any writ
$27.00
12-284A(g) Marriage license (includes covenant marriages)
$76.00
12-284G Notary Services
$7.00
12-284A(g) Postage and handling
$7.00
12-284A(f)(g) Fax Fee*
$7.00
12-284A(f) Copies (other than photographic of papers and records on appeal); civil and criminal case with privately retained counsel; or documents from record, per page; or per page to include Fax Fee *.
$0.50
12-284A(f) Photographic copies per page (includes appeals)
$0.50
12-284A(e) Certificate of correctness of copy of record
$27.00
12-284A(f) Comparison fee, per page, of documents furnished by party
$0.50
12-284A(e) Exemplification per certification (2 seals @ $27/ea)
$54.00
12-284A(e) Authentication per certification (3 seals @ $27/ea)
$81.00
12-284A(e) Certification of official capacity of notary public/justice of the peace
$27.00
12-284A(e) Certification of clerk of any matter not specifically provided
$27.00
12-284A(e) Payment history report
$27.00
12-284A(e) Filing transcript and docketing judgment from any court
$42.00
12-284A(e) Demand for notice, filing paper, or performing any act for which a specific fee is not provided by statue
$27.00
12-284A(e) For services performed by the clerk that become part of a case or matter of record in the office of the clerk
$27.00
12-284A(e) Issuance of each subpoena in civil cases
$27.00
12-284A(e) Seal a court file
$27.00
12-284A(e) Reopen a sealed court file
$27.00
12-284A(e) Stop payment on a check
$15.00
12-284A(e) Reel of film/alpha index per year (plus per page fee below)
$27.00
12-284A(f) Alpha index per page
$0.50
12-284A(e) Research in locating a document, (per year/source researched)
$27.00
12-284A(e) Power of attorney
$27.00
12-284A(e) Retrieve bank records
$27.00
12-284A(e) Certification under one document certification
$27.00
25-510D Spousal maintenance/child support handling fee (monthly fee, paid to clearinghouse)
$5.00

FEES / PROBATE, CONSERVATORSHIP, GUARDIANSHIP & FIDUCIARY
AUTHORIZING
STATUTE
RENDERED
SERVICE
FEE
AMOUNT
12-313A1 Petition in a formal testacy or appointment
$268.00
12-313A2 Application for informal probate or informal
appointment
$268.00
12-313A3 Petition for supervised administration
$268.00
12-313A4 Petition to appoint guardian
$268.00
12-313A5 Petition to appoint conservator or make protective order
$268.00
12-313B Single estate application or petition under
Chapter 3, Title 14 (§14-3938)
$268.00
12-313C Opposing petition in testacy or appointment proceedings or appointment of guardianship/conservatorship
$268.00
12-313C Any person opposing contested petition, if no
prior payment
$199.00
14-391E Petition for transfer of real property by affidavit (A.R.S.§14-3971(F))
$268.00
14-5314 Investigation Fee
$400.00
14-5314 Accounting Fee
$300.00
12-284A(d) Post-judgment activities in probate cases
$84.00

FEES / TRANSFER FROM JUSTICE COURTS
AUTHORIZING
STATUTE
RENDERED
SERVICE
FEE
AMOUNT
22-283 Appellant
$304.00
22-283 Appellee
$222.00
22-201D Ownership of real property becomes an issue (plaintiff/appellant)
$319.00
22-201D Ownership of real property becomes an issue (defendant)
$237.00
22-201G Jurisdiction exceeded appellee(within 20 days of filing)
$237.00

PASSPORT FEES
Passport Book - The fee for an applicant 16 years or older is $110.00 payable to the U.S. Department of State and $25.00 payable to the Clerk of Superior Court. These fees are paid separately. The passport book may be used for all international travel by air, land, and sea to and from the U.S.
$135.00  
Passport Book - The fee for a minor (under 16 years old) is $80.00 payable to the U.S. Department of State and $25.00 payable to the Clerk of Superior Court. These fees are paid separately.
$105.00  
Passport Card - The fee for an applicant 16 years or older is $30.00 payable to the U.S. Department of State and $25.00 payable to the Clerk of the Superior Court. These fees are paid separately. The passport card may only be used if travel by land and sea from the U.S. to Canada, Mexico, the Caribbean and Bermuda.
$55.00  
Passport Card - The fee for a minor (under 16 years old) is $15.00 payable to the U.S. Department of State and $25.00 payable to the Clerk of the Superior Court. These fees are paid separately.
$40.00  
Passport Book and Passport Card - The fee for an applicant 16 years or older is $140.00 payable to the U.S. Department of State and $25.00 payable to the Clerk of Superior Court. These fees are paid separately.
$165.00  
Passport Book and Passport Card - The fee for a minor (under 16 years old) is $95.00 payable to the U.S. Department of State and $25.00 payable to the Clerk of Superior Court. These fees are paid separately.
$120.00  
Expedited Service - One way, overnight return delivery and expedited service is an additional $72.85 per application to the U.S. Department of State.
$72.85  
   
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