Requests for Records at the Surprise City Court
Surprise City Court records are available to the public. Record requests will be accepted at the Court in person, by mail, or by facsimile. You may fax your request to 623.222.4801, Attention Records. Telephone requests will not be accepted and responses will not be returned by facsimile.
Records Request Form Download: English Version Spanish Version
Pursuant to Rule 29, Rules of the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court Records Retention and Disposition Schedule, records for criminal offenses more than five (5) years after final adjudication and completion of sentence are not available. Records for DUI and domestic violence offenses more than seven (7) years after final adjudication and completion of sentence are not available. Records for civil traffic offenses more than one (1) year after final adjudication and satisfaction of fines are not available.
Upon receipt of a request for court records, the Surprise City Court will assess the following fees:
Any and all requests to complete a name search in order to obtain case information will be subject to a Research Request Fee (A.R.S. 22-404). A research request fee may include up to three (3) names per request or three (3) cases per name. The fee for the Research Request is $17 plus a 50-cent per page fee if copies are requested on a case. There is an additional $17 Clerk Fee per request. Additional fee(s) will be assessed for certification of case information and digital records. Fees will not be waived.
All copy requests are subject to a 50-cent per page fee (A.R.S. 12-115). This is addition to all other fees.
A request may be made for a copy of matters that have been digitally recorded. All copies are made on compact disks. A $17 record duplication fee will be assessed per copy. This is addition to all other fees.
Forms of Payment
A request may be made for a certification of case information. The cost for certification of case information is $17 per certification in addition to all other fees.
Payment may be made in the form of money order, bank certified check, or credit card, (Visa or Master Card only). No personal checks will be accepted for these services.
Payment is due in full at time of filing request.
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