Surprise City Court

Court NoticePer Administrative Order 2019-02 that went into effect February 1,2019, persons are not permitted to use electronic devices to photograph, record or broadcast anything occurring in the courtroom or courthouse without prior permission of the Court. A violation of this rule may be punishable as contempt. - Rule 122.1, Rules of the Supreme Court of AZ.
The Compliance Assistance Program (CAP) is a new program offered by the Surprise City Court to help individuals resolve past due financial obligations for civil traffic, civil and parking fines and fees. CAP allows individuals to enter into a time payment contract on most cases that may be preventing the reinstatement of driving privileges without seeing a judge.

For more information visit the Compliance Assistance Program (CAP) web page.

Our Mission

Surprise Municipal Court’s primary function is to fairly and impartially adjudicate all cases filed in the court and to effectively obtain compliance with the court’s orders. We also provide the best possible service to the public by courteously and promptly answering questions and assisting all persons having business at the court, and by ensuring proper and timely accounting for both the judicial and financial activities of the Court. We pledge to faithfully execute the judicial and administrative duties of the Municipal Court as prescribed by law.

What We Do

The Surprise City Court handles cases ranging from minor traffic violations to Class 1 misdemeanors that carry a maximum penalty of six months in jail and/or a $2,500 fine, plus surcharges.

The Court is a separate branch of city government and a part of the statewide court system, subject to the authority of the Arizona Supreme Court.

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