The Superior Court in Maricopa County provides several electronic services. E-filing of documents (efiling Online) and access to electronic court records (ECR Online). ECR Online provides access to documents in the Electronic Court Record (ECR) for those cases you, as a registered user, are directly related to. Attorneys are able to access images on cases where they are on the case record, and individual parties will have access to cases where they are the party of record.
Options for electronic filing include:
- Clerk's eFiling Online System - for Criminal, Family Court, and Juvenile case types
- Supreme Court's statewide eFiling service providers - for Civil and Tax case types
The Clerk of the Superior Court's basic eFiling system is available for Criminal (CR), Family Court (FC, FN, DR, D), and Juvenile Delinquency (JV) subsequent filings.
Electronic Records and eFiling
You can access the public information portion of the Court and Clerk's computer system by visiting either of the following locations:
- Customer Service Center at 601 W. Jackson (Phoenix)
- The Southeast Court at 222 E. Javelina (Mesa)
- Northwest Court at 14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane (Surprise)
- Northeast Court at 18380 N. 40th Street, Suite 120 (Phoenix)
You will find computer terminals that access the Integrated Court Information System (iCIS), which allows search capability of both iCIS cases and information available in the L-Index (an archival listing of past cases/documents, with minimal identifying information). This means you can view case, party, docket, and judgment information from the computer terminal. You can also access and print scanned images of documents.
This program allows the customer:
- To research cases and images without paper files.
- Greater access to a file, because electronic files are not "checked out," allowing more than one person to review the same file at the same time; and
- To save time and money by eliminating waiting in line to request a file, and reducing the wait for copies to be made.
Some terminals allow you to print court documents. Most public access terminals have access to Court Minutes/Minute Entries, iCIS Public Access, Case History, and Marriage License Look Up. All linked images (documents) are available except those not allowed to be viewed, e.g. mental health, sealed, juvenile, etc. This means most images from adult case types are available.
Available for Civil (CV) and Tax (TX) subsequent filings (Case initiation is filed on paper).
As outlined in Supreme Court Administrative Order 2018-81, "Updating eFiling in the Superior Court in Maricopa County," attorneys who file Civil and Tax subsequent filings are required to eFile through the Supreme Court's eFiling service providers.
There are several eFiling service providers managed by the Supreme Court's Administrative Office of the Courts. This fee-based service is mandatory for attorneys in most Civil and Tax filings after the case is initiated and will walk you through the process of preparing your court case online.
eFiling Online is currently only available for Maricopa County Superior Court cases as indicated below:
- Criminal cases
- Family Court cases
- Juvenile delinquency cases
EFiling in civil and tax cases via a Supreme Court authorized eFiling service provider is mandatory for attorneys pursuant to Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order 2018-81. Self-represented litigants involved in civil and tax cases are allowed to eFile pleadings via a Supreme Court authorized eFiling service provider or they may file their pleadings conventionally on paper.
At this time, only post-initiation documents can be eFiled in Maricopa County Superior Court cases (e.g. Notices, Motions, Responses, Replies, etc.). Documents such as initial complaints and service documents may not be eFiled. Access eFiling Online.