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Superior Court Filing Fees - For Maricopa County
Effective May 19, 2014
Note: This chart reflects the current State 'base' fees authorized by A.R.S. 12-284, ACJA Section 3-404 and A.O. 2013-63 plus additional fees determined by Statute, Supreme Court Administrative Order or Board of Supervisor's Resolution. The county Board of Supervisors may add local fees per A.R.S. 11-251.08.


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FEES / JUVENILE
SERVICE TOTAL
Adoption Suspense - Deposit
$60.00
Petition for Emancipation (A.R.S. 12-284(J))
$176.00
Answer to Petition for Emancipation ( 12-284(J))
$222.00
Petition or Application for Adoption ( 8-127)
$0.00
Contested Adoption ( 8-127)
$0.00
Petition or Application for Adoption on a Child who is a Current Ward of the Court in the Care, Custody and Control of DES ( 8-127)
$0.00
Petition for Appointment of Guardian of a Minor (12-313A4)
$268.00
Opposing Petition of Guardianship of a Minor (12-313C)
$268.00
Any Person Opposing Contested Petition if No Prior Fee Paid (12-313C)
$199.00
Guardianship - Post Judgment
$84.00
Fingerprint Fee (Inc.postage & handling) ( 41-1750 J)
$29.00

FEES / CIVIL
SERVICE
TOTAL
Complaint or Petition - Non Lengthy Trial
$304.00
Complaint or Petition - Lengthy Trial
$319.00
Complex Litigation Court Fee (BOS resolution dated 6/4/03)
$500.00
Answer or Initial Appearance - Non Lengthy Trial
$222.00
Separate Answer - Lengthy Trial
$237.00
Counter Claim
$222.00
Stipulation - MCDOT / County Attorney
$222.00
Petition to Take Deposition
$304.00
Petition for Stay or Special Action
$319.00
Petition for Change of Name
$319.00
Notice Pending Forfeiture
$319.00
Filing Registrar's Orders (A.R.S. 32-1166.06)
$0.00
Filing Intervenor - Non Lengthy Trial
$304.00
Filing Intervenor - Lengthy Trial
$319.00
Foreign Judgment
$304.00
Tribal Judgment
$304.00
Garnishee's Contesting Garnishment
$237.00
Answer of Garnishee - Defendant
$0.00
Change of Venue (In)
$319.00
Civil Transmittal Fee (Out)
$27.00
Order to Show Cause - To appear and do one or more of the following:
  1. Request Affirmative or Counter Relief;
  2. Attacks Process of Proceedings;
  3. Takes Other Affirmative Action"
$222.00
Notice of Appeal Filing Fee (except under A.R.S. 12-2107)
$92.00
"Cross-Appeal Filing Fee by Appellee (except under A.R.S. 12-2107, 12-1809 & 13-3602)"
$92.00
Judgment Debtor Fee
$27.00
Transfer Judgment
$42.00
Tax Court Case
$304.00
Tax Court Case Answer
$222.00
Civil Traffic Appeal
$157.00
Small Claims Tax Appeal
$153.00
IV-D Judicial Review
$304.00
Election Contest - New Complaint
$319.00
Provisional Remedy
$304.00
Injunction Against Harassment
$0.00
Appeal of Injunction Against Harassment
$0.00
Petition for Workplace Injunction
$319.00
Def Req - Hearing for Workplace Injunction
$237.00
Issuance of Civil Subpoena
$27.00
Plaintiff/Appellant (Special Action / Admin Review)
$304.00
Answer to Above Appeals
$222.00
Employer Sanction Complaint (A.R.S. 23-212)
$0.00

FEES / TAX
SERVICE
TOTAL
Small claims tax case
$153.00
Small claims tax case answer fee
$153.00
Tax court case
$304.00
Tax court case answer fee
$222.00

FEES / FAMILY COURT
SERVICE
TOTAL
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage with Child(ren)
$338.00
Petition for Dissolution of Marriage without Child(ren)
$338.00
Change of Venue to this County (except under A.R.S. 25-502(G))
$304.00
Answer - Change of Venue
$199.00
Response / Answer to Dissolution - with Child(ren)
$269.00
Response / Answer to Dissolution - without Child(ren)
$269.00
Petition for Legal Separation
$338.00
Legal Separation - Response or Initial Appearance
$269.00
Petition for Annulment
$338.00
Answer / Response to Petition for Annulment
$269.00
Reciprocal Initial
$0.00
Reciprocal Response
$0.00
Reciprocal Initial - Answer
$199.00
Reciprocal Response - Answer
$199.00
Miscellaneous Complaint
$268.00
Answer - Miscellaneous Complaint
$199.00
F/C Transmittal Fee (Out)
$27.00
F/C Transfer (In)
$268.00
Motion for County Transfer
$27.00
Order of Protection
$0.00
Answer - Order of Protection
$0.00
Appeal - Order of Protection
$0.00
Custody / Paternity Matters
$268.00
Answer - Custody / Paternity Matters
$199.00
Answer - Interstate Wage Assignment
$199.00
Intervenor Fee Paid
$304.00
Wage Assignment - No notice
$84.00
Wage Assignment - Hearing
$84.00
Wage Assignment - Stop or Modify
$84.00
Wage Assignment - Stop or Modify Hearing
$84.00
Simplified Modification
$84.00
Simplified Modification Hearing
$84.00
Expedited Motion for Support Enforcement
$84.00
Expedited Motion for Visitation Enforcement
$84.00
Expedited Judgment on Arrearages
$84.00
Expedited Judgment on Arrearages Hearing
$84.00
Request for Judgment on Arrearages
$84.00
Hearing - Judgment on Arrearages
$84.00
Establish Support
$84.00
Establish Custody / Visitation
$84.00
Order to Show Cause on one of the following:
  1. Child Support Modification
  2. Spousal Maint Modification
  3. Custody Modification
  4. Visitation Modification
$84.00
Order to Show Cause - Contempt of Court on one of the following:
  1. Child Support
  2. Spousal Support
  3. Visitation
  4. Medical Payments
  5. Contempt / Other Post Decree
  6. Other Post Decree
$84.00
Stipulation to Modify one of the following:
  1. Custody
  2. Child Support
  3. Visitation
  4. Child Custody / Post Decree
  5. Modify Other
  6. Stop / Modify Order of Assignment (Owing)
  7. Modify Child Support - Simplified
$84.00
Request for Mediation
$84.00
Expedited Services - Cross Petition
$84.00
Foreign Judgment
$304.00
Answer - Foreign Judgment
$199.00
Foreign Judgment for Custody; Paternity; Voluntary Paternity; Establish Support / Custody
$268.00
Answer - Foreign Judgment for Custody; Paternity; Voluntary Paternity; Establish Support / Custody
$199.00
Answer - Regis Foreign Support
$199.00
Establish Support
$268.00
Answer - Establish Support
$199.00
Answer - Habeas Corpus
$0.00
Paternity / Maternity
$333.00
Paternity / Maternity - Answer
$264.00
Voluntary Paternity
$333.00
Voluntary Paternity - Answer
$264.00
Grandparents Rights - New Petition
$268.00
Grandparents Rights - Post Decree
$84.00
Answer - Grandparents Rights
$199.00
New Complaint - UIFSA
$0.00
Answer - UIFSA
$199.00
UIFSA - Stop / Modify Wage Assignment
$268.00
UIFSA Enforcement - New Complaint
$0.00
Child Issue Education Program (AO 2008-104)
$550.00
In Loco Parentis - New
$268.00
In Loco Parentis - Post
$84.00
Registry of Custody
$268.00
Establish Additional Enforcement - Other (In accordance with A.R.S. 25-502)
$268.00
Request for Hearing
$199.00
Post-adjudication of Additional Enforcement - Other (In accordance with A.R.S. 25-502)
$84.00
Request for Hearing - Post-adjudication of Additional Enforcement - Other (A.R.S. 25-502)
$84.00
Post Decree Mediation Fee (A.R.S. 11-258.01)
$100.00
Parenting Conference Fee (A.R.S. 11-258.01)
$200.00
Family Court Services No Show Fee (A.R.S. 11-258.01)
$100.00
Parental Conflict Resolution Class Fee (A.R.S. 11-258.01
$50.00
Payment History Report
$27.00
Modification Calculation
$27.00
Interstate Wage Assignment
$0.00
Stipulation Stop / Modify Order of Assignment
$0.00
Arrearage Calculation
$61.00


FEES / MISCELLANEOUS
SERVICE
TOTAL
Copies (other than photographic of papers & records on appeal); civil & criminal case with privately retained counsel; or documents from record, per pg
$0.50
Photographic Copies; civil & criminal case with privately retained counsel; or documents from record, per pg
$0.50
Electronic Reproductions
$27.00
Certification under One Document Certification
$27.00
Exemplification per Certification (2 seals @ $27 ea)
$54.00
Authentication per Certification (3 seals @ $27 ea)
$81.00
Certification of Official Capacity of Notary Public / Justice of the Peace
$27.00
Certificate of Clerk to Any Matter in Clerk's Record Not Specifically Provided
$27.00
Certificate of Correctness of Copy of Record
$27.00
Reproduction of Tape Transcript (Pub. Payable)
$7.00
Filing transcript and docketing judgment from any court
$42.00
Demand for notice, filing paper, or performing any act for which a specific fee is not provided by statute
$27.00
Seal a Court File
$27.00
Re-open a Court File
$27.00
Stop Payment on a Check
$15.00
Reel of Film / Alpha Index per Year (plus $0.50 per page fee)
$27.00
Filing a Process Server Application
$166.00
Research in Locating Document (per year/source researched)
$27.00
Power of Attorney
$27.00
Retrieve Bank Records
$27.00
Issuance of Any Writ
$27.00
Marriage License Covenant Marriage License
$76.00
Covenant Conversion Fee
$27.00
Certified Copy of Marriage License or Application (plus $0.50 per page fee)
$27.00
Clerk's Fee for Passport - Total Cost $97.00
$25.00
Postage & Handling
$7.00
Fax Fee
$7.00
Miscellaneous Service and Express Mail
$27.00
Envelope Purchase
$0.50
Jury Summons - Failure to Appear (A.R.S. 21-223 / Admin Order 03-060)
$500.00
Mediation - Failure to Appear (A.R.S. 11-258.01)
$200.00
Justice of the Peace Certificate
$27.00

FEES / PROBATE, CONSERVATORSHIP, GUARDIANSHIP & FIDUCIARY
SERVICE
TOTAL
Court controlled trust accounts; charge for each individual action performed (Trust handling fee)
$27.00
Probate - Informal / Affidavits
$268.00
Probate - Response / Appearance
$268.00
Probate - Guardianship / Conservatorship
$268.00
Probate - Other
$268.00
Probate - Answer
$199.00
Post-judgment activities in probate cases
$84.00
Probate Investigation (A.R.S. 14-5314)
$400.00
Probate Accounting Fee (A.R.S. 14-5414)
$300.00
Guardian Card Fee
$27.00
Certified Letters of Appointment
$27.00
Demands for Notice
$27.00
Mental Health - New Petitions
$0.00
Probate Sanction
$0.00
Adult Adoption Petition (A.R.S. 14-8101)
$0.00
Adult Adoption Study (A.R.S. 14-8101)
$150.00

FEES / TRANSFER FROM JUSTICE COURTS
SERVICE
TOTAL
Appellant (except under A.R.S. 12-1809 & 13-3602)
$304.00
Appellee (except under A.R.S. 12-1809 & 13-3602)
$222.00
Ownership of real property becomes issue (Plaintiff / Appellant)
$304.00
Ownership of real property becomes an issue (Defendant)
$222.00
Jurisdiction exceeded appellee (within 20 days of filing)
$222.00

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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