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The initial court date and time that you must appear is written on the bottom of your citation. Please note, for parking citations the initial court date and time that you must appear is written on the top right hand side of the citation. If you are unsure, you may call the Surprise City Court at 623 222.4800 or view the court calendar.
If you have been cited for a criminal violation, you may file for an extension. Court date extensions must be requested in writing prior to your court date. Extensions are not automatically granted. If good cause cannot be shown, the extension will not be granted and you will have to appear on your original court date. Surprise Court Online Payments
Superior Court: The Northwest Regional Superior Court is located at 14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane in Surprise 602.372.9400 and handles civil and contract disputes, small claims, marriage licenses, some landlord/tenant matters, Protection Orders, family court, and probate matters.
Justice of the Peace Courts: The Northwest Regional Court Center is comprised of four justice courts -- Hassayampa, Lake Pleasant, Manistee, and North Valley Justice Courts. The courts are located at 14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane in Surprise 602.372.2000. The justice courts hear traffic cases and certain criminal and civil cases, including domestic violence and harassment cases. They can issue search warrants. Their civil jurisdiction is limited to cases involving claims less than $10,000.
If you want to know about your MVD record, you must contact the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles at 602.255.0072 or visit www.servicearizona.com.
If you do not pay your financial obligation to the Court, notification may be sent to MVD to place a suspension on your driving privileges (if you are not licensed in Arizona, it may extend to the state in which you are licensed), a hold may be placed on your vehicle registration that will not allow you to renew it, you may be referred to FARE, a collection agency (resulting in additional fees). Online payment options are now available for cases referred to a collections agency under the FARE Enforcement Program. Make a FARE payment online.
AZ Court Care’s website convey information on the involuntary treatment or “civil commitment” process in Arizona. Visit azcourtcare.org
On September 1, 2020, the CDC published an order to temporarily halt residential evictions to prevent the further spread of COVID-19. That order is effective September 4, 2020 through December 31, 2020. For the most recent information on the CDC Order visit the Webpage:
COVID-19 Processing Eviction Matters