Clerk of Court Updates
The Clerk of the Superior Court in Maricopa County is currently monitoring information being provided by Maricopa County and the Arizona Department of Health Services (ADHS). At this time, all Clerk of Court facilities are opened and available for service during regular business hours. As we learn more, there may be impacts to our services in certain areas and/or during a specified period of time.
Beginning March 25, 2020, new restrictions will be implemented for entry into Superior Court facilities in order to ensure the proper social distancing. This will impact several Clerk of Court service centers. These restrictions will be in place through April 8, 2020. Patrons must meet one of the following official business in order to gain entry:
- Filing a protective order or other pleading (paperwork required)
- Picking up a signed order
- Official delivery service (WIST, FEDEX, UPS, etc.)
- Filing a document or submitting payment to Clerk of Superior Court
- Applying for a passport (appointment required)
- Seeking marriage license or public records
You can read more about the building entry restrictions on the Superior Court's Website.
Beginning March 23, 2020, marriage license services will be available via appointment only and passport services will no longer be provided. All appointments made prior will be honored. This temporary change will be in effect until further notice. For passport services, please visit the U.S. Department of State website for alternate passport acceptance facilities.
Beginning March 23, 2020, the public record computer terminals located at the Downtown Customer Service Center, Northeast Regional Facility, Northwest Regional Facility and Southeast Regional Facility – Adult Operations will no longer be accessible to the public. The Maricopa County Department of Public Health has advised the Clerk of the Superior Court that the continued use of public access computer terminals located in the public areas of Court and Clerk facilities poses a health risk unless sanitized between every use.
Beginning March 19, 2020, the Clerk's Counter in the Law Library Resource Center (LLRC) will only be available for protective order matters and injunctions against harassment, until further notice. View alert.
Consistent with public health recommendations, we have additional staff cleaning more often in public areas such as elevators, restrooms, service centers and filing counters. The solution used in the cleaning process is approved by the Center for Disease Control as an anti-viral product to combat COVID-19. Our employees have been reminded to do things like wash their hands regularly, maintain social distancing, increase sterilization, cover coughs and sneezes, keep frequently touched surfaces clean, as well as other precautions.
Recommendations for accessing our services:
- Where possible, those who seek to file documents with the courts are encouraged to electronically file (in eFile-applicable case types), use external filing depository boxes, or to mail their filings. You can find a list of available filing options on our Filings page.
- Where possible, please limit large parties (groups of ten or more) at our service center locations.
- Customers who meet the criteria for exposure to COVID-19 or who are actively showing symptoms are advised against entering Clerk of Court service center locations.
- To the extent possible, those seeking copies of public records are encouraged to avoid in-person visits and use alternative options. You may request copies of public records via email, phone, fax, or mail. Details on public records request options may be found on our Obtaining Records page.
The Clerk’s Office has been receiving inquiries with regard to the status of scheduled hearings and in-person proceedings before the Maricopa County Superior Court. The Clerk’s Office does not maintain the Court’s hearing calendar, so the Clerk’s Office is unable to provide information with regard to the status of scheduled court hearings and proceedings. If you are an attorney or party to case and have questions concerning the status of an already scheduled hearing or proceeding, please contact the division of the judicial officer assigned to your case for additional information. Please visit the Superior Court's COVID-19 Alert page for more information.
If you do not know the judicial assignment of a case, please contact the following Court Administration Departments for information with regard to the status of scheduled hearings and in-person proceedings:
- Civil/Tax/Lower Court Appeals: 602-506-1497
- Juvenile: 602-506-4533
- Criminal: 602-506-8575
- Family: 602-506-1561
- Probate/Mental Health: 602-506-3668
Please visit this page regularly to stay current in regard to any impacts to our services.
Last Updated: 3/25/2020