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Phoenix Courthouses

Last updated: June 26, 2023

Phoenix is a sprawling metropolis of almost 1.5 million people, the sixth most populous city in the U.S. and the largest capital city by population, according to the U.S. Census Bureau. Serving this vast city is a state court system with three levels. At the lowest, the justice courts and municipal courts handle things like landlord/tenant disputes, traffic violations, contract issues, car accidents and minor crimes. At the next level, the Superior Court of Arizona for Maricopa County handles all kinds of cases, including complex lawsuits and more serious criminal cases.

At the highest level, the state appellate courts hear cases that have already been decided by one of the lower courts and have been successfully appealed. The highest court of Arizona, the Supreme Court, is located in downtown Phoenix. Phoenix also has a handful of federal courts dealing with matters such as immigration and bankruptcy cases. The following is a guide to Phoenix state and federal courthouses.

State Courts in Phoenix

  • Country Meadows

    1 West Madison St.
    AZ 85003

    Tel: (602) 372-8000
  • Maryvale

    4622 West Indian School Road
    AZ 85031

    Tel: (602) 245-0432

City Courts

  • Phoenix Municipal Court

    300 West Washington Street
    Arizona 85003

    Tel: (602) 262-6421

    Parking: Reduced-rate parking is available at 305 West Washington Street. Park in the garage on the south side of Washington Street and validate your ticket at the information booth in the courthouse.

    Note: This court handles limited types of cases that have occurred within the city limits, including traffic violations, some criminal misdemeanor cases, Orders of Protection and Injunctions against Harassment (restraining orders).

  • Maricopa County Superior Courts in and Near Phoenix

    201 W. Jefferson
    AZ 85003

    Tel: (602) 506-1561

    The Superior Courts hear all kinds of cases under the state laws of Arizona, from family law issues, like divorce and custody, to probate issues to criminal issues. Maricopa County has several Superior Court buildings, a few of which are located outside of Phoenix in Surprise and Mesa. Many of the courthouses have Self-Service Centers for people who don’t have attorneys.

  • Old Courthouse

    125 West Washington
    AZ 85003

    Tel: (602) 506-3204 (Court Administration)

           (602) 506-1497 (Civil Court Administration)

           (602) 506-3668 (Probate/Mental Health Administration)

  • Central Court Building

    201 West Jefferson
    AZ 85003

    Tel: (602) 506-1561 (Family Court Administration)

    Note: The Central Court Building, The West Court Building and the East Court building make up the Central Court Complex. The Downtown office of the Clerk of the Superior Court is located in the Central Court Building.

  • West Court Building

    111 South Third Ave.
    AZ 85003

    Tel: (602) 506-3204 (Court Administration)
  • East Court Building

    101 West Jefferson
    AZ 85003

    Tel: (602) 506-3204 (Court Administration)

    Note: This facility has a Self-Service Center.

  • South Court Tower

    175 West Madison St.
    AZ 85003

    Tel: (602) 506-3204 (Court Administration) and (602) 506-8575 (Criminal Administration)

State Appellate Courts

  • Court of Appeals, Division One

    1501 West Washington
    AZ 85007

    Tel: (602) 542-4821

    Note: The Court of Appeals, Division One, hears cases that have already been decided at the Superior Court level and have been appealed.

  • Arizona Supreme Court

    1501 W. Washington
    AZ 85007

    Tel: (602) 452-3300

    Note: The Arizona Supreme Court is the highest court in the state and only hears certain cases that have already been appealed to and heard by the Court of Appeals.

Federal Courts

  • The Sandra Day O’Connor U.S. Courthouse

    401 West Washington St., Suite 130
    AZ 85003

    Tel: (602) 322-7200

    Note: This is a United States District Court. It handles only federal cases. The Clerk of Court is also located here. You may file court papers, obtain court records and attend court hearings at this location.

  • Phoenix Immigration Court

    200 East Mitchell Drive, Suite 200
    AZ 85012

    Tel: (602) 640-2747

    Note: The EOIR administers the immigration court system in the United States. It hears the cases of immigrants who have been charged with violating U.S. immigration law or who are trying to apply for protection under U.S. immigration law.

  • Bankruptcy Court

    230 North First Ave, Suite 101
    AZ 85003

    Tel: (602) 682-4000 and (866) 553-0893 (Toll Free Self-Help Line)

    Note: This court handles bankruptcy filings and hearings for the District Bankruptcy Court of Arizona. You can file your bankruptcy forms in this building.

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