Surprise City Court

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.

To learn more about the Arizona Supreme Court, visit:

Language Access Plan

The Surprise City Court is committed to responding to the language needs of Limited English Proficiency (LEP) persons and provides interpreters in all courtroom proceedings at no cost to all LEP court customers including witnesses, victims, and parents, guardians, and family members of minors as well as any other person whose presence or participation is necessary or appropriate as determined by the judicial officer.

Our Language Access Plan explains the manner in which we conduct this important aspect of our operations as required by Arizona State Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 2011 - 96.

If an LEP court customer believes that meaningful access to the court was not provided to them, they may choose to file a complaint with the Surprise City Court Language Access Plan Coordinator. Complaint forms are available upon request at the front counter, and are also available online by following the link provided below.

The Arizona Supreme Court also provides a Spanish-translated webpage at

El Tribunal de la ciudad de Surprise se ha comprometido a responder a las necesidades lingüísticas de las personas de dominio de inglés limitado (LEP) y proporciona intérpretes en todos los procedimientos de la corte sin costo para todos los clientes LEP del tribunal incluyendo testigos, víctimas y los padres, tutores y familiares de los menores así como cualquier otra persona cuya presencia o participación sea necesaria o apropiada según lo determine el oficial judicial.

Nuestro Plan de Acesso de idioma (LEP) explica la manera en que llevamos a cabo este importante aspecto de nuestras operaciones como es requerido por la orden Administrativa nº 2011-96 del Tribunal Supremo del estado de Arizona.

Si un cliente LEP del tribunal cree que acceso significativo al tribunal no le fue proporcionado podrá presentar una queja ante el Tribunal de la Ciudad de Surprise con el coordinador del Plan de Acceso de idioma.Los formularios pueden ser solicitados en el mostrador y también están disponibles en línea en el enlace proporcionado a continuación.

Para accesar a la página en español de la Corte Suprema de Arizona visite

Language Access Plan: EnglishSpanish 
Limited English (LEP) Complaint Form: EnglishSpanish