Court Calendar

Calendar Updates

The Surprise City Court is actively working to reschedule all cases currently set between Monday, March 23, 2020 and Friday, May 8, 2020. If you have a hearing scheduled during this timeframe, you will not be required to appear. All civil and criminal cases are being continued for seven weeks. Hearing notices will be mailed out that provide your new scheduled court date, which will be on or after May 11, 2020.


Pursuant to the Rules of the Supreme Court of Arizona, Rule 123, the information on this site is public record. The City of Surprise and Surprise City Court will not be liable for inaccurate or untimely information, or for misrepresentation or misuse of the data.

Please Note: The Surprise City Court has adopted a case management policy (AO 09-11) that establishes a total number of case settings for each case filing.
Type of Setting Approximate Time From Filing Date
Arraignment 3 weeks
Pre-Trial Conference                                                              5 weeks
Trial Readiness Conference                                                   9 weeks
Jury Trial Management Conference                                     15 weeks

Trial (Bench or Jury)                                                       

16 weeks or less