Court Public Records

Surprise City Court records are available to the public. Record requests will be accepted at the Court in person, by mail or fax. You may fax your request to 623.222.4801, Attention Records. Telephone requests will not be accepted and responses will not be returned by fax.

Pursuant to Rule 29, Rules of the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court Records Retention and Disposition Schedule, records for criminal offenses more than 5 years after final adjudication and completion of sentence are not available. Records for DUI and domestic violence offenses more than 8 years after final adjudication and completion of sentence are not available. Records for civil traffic offenses more than 1 year after final adjudication and satisfaction of fines are not available.


Public Records Fees



Upon receipt of a request for court records, the Surprise City Court will assess the following fees:

Clerk/Research 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 3 names per request or 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.

Copy Fees



All copy requests are subject to a 50-cent per page fee (A.R.S. 12-115). This is addition to all other fees.

Digital Records



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.

Certification



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.

Forms of Payment



Payment may be made in the form of money order, bank certified check, Visa or MasterCard. No personal checks will be accepted for these services. Payment is due in full at time of filing request.