An appeal is the legal process used to ask a higher court to review a judgment made in a legal matter from the trial court. Anyone who is a party to a case can file for an 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 vs. Mary Doe
||* Case No.:
Notice of Appeal
|* Body of Appeal
(What ruling is being appealed. Date of Ruling and Appellant Signature)
Once this is complete, take this Notice of Appeal to the appropriate filing counter.
In civil cases, an index and copies of documents specified are transmitted to the Appellate Court on the 30th day from the date the 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.
For associated fees, please visit the fees page.
If you have already filed your appeal in the Lower Court and the Lower Court advised you that your case has been transferred to Superior Court, please call (602) 37-CLERK, or (602) 372-5375.
For information about a traffic ticket or fine please contact the Justice or Municipal court shown on your ticket.
Appeals from Superior Court may be filed at the following file counter locations:
- Downtown Phoenix Filing Counter @ 201 W. Jefferson, Phoenix, 85003
- Mesa Filing Counter @ 222 E. Javelina, Mesa, 85210
- Northeast Phoenix Filing Counter @ 188380 N. 40th St., Suite 120, Phoenix, 85032
- Northwest Surprise Filing Counter @ 14264 West Tierra Buena lane, Surprise, 85374
Office hours are 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM. Monday through Friday. Please call (602) 37-CLERK, or (602) 372-5375 for additional assistance. Recorded information is available if you call after business hours.