This page contains a list of Frequently Asked Questions and answers regarding the Peoria Municipal Court system.
  • How do I pay for a traffic ticket?

    There are four ways to pay for a traffic ticket:

  • How do I change or extend my court date?

    Continuances may be filed with the Peoria Municipal Court but extensions must be requested in writing prior to the court date. To do so, mail, fax or deliver a letter or memo explaining the request to the Peoria Municipal Court, 10100 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345. The fax number is 623-773-7407. The request should be printed legibly and include the petitioner’s name, address, phone number and case number.

    Extensions are granted only for good cause. Do not assume one has been granted merely because it was requested. If you have not received a new court date, you must appear on the date and time for which you originally were scheduled.

  • What are the court's hours? Can I see a judge in person?

    Court hours are Monday through Thursday from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m., and court clerks are on duty to handle inquiries in person or by phone at 623-773-7400. If a clerk cannot resolve the concern, it may be possible to speak with a judge during “open court,” which is on Tuesdays from 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. Most people who have received traffic tickets are scheduled for open court.
  • Where can I find information about my court case?

    You can search by name or case number at https://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess
  • What are orders of protection and injunctions prohibiting harassment? How do I obtain one?

    Orders of protection and injunctions prohibiting harassment (sometimes called “restraining orders”) offer protection for someone who is the victim of domestic violence, harassment or stalking. The Peoria Municipal Court and Peoria Police Department have created a brochure to guide people through the process. To learn more, download the brochure “A Guide to Protective Orders” (PDF). If you have additional questions, please call the Peoria Municipal Court at 623-773-7400.
  • Where is the Peoria Municipal Court?

    The Peoria Municipal Court is located on the Peoria Municipal Campus at 10100 N. 83rd Ave. Visitor parking is located off West Cinnabar Avenue on the upper level of the parking garage.
  • What does the Peoria Municipal Court do?

    This court has jurisdiction over criminal misdemeanors, traffic citations, city code violations, orders of protection and injunctions prohibiting harassment. The Presiding Judge is the Hon. George T. Anagnost.
  • When is my court date?

    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 Peoria City Court at 623 773. 7400
  • Where can I find information about my case?

    You can search by name or case number at https://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess.
  • What if I cannot appear on my court date?

    If you have been cited for a civil traffic violation, you may pay your fine through the mail or over the phone with a credit card prior to your court date or pay online.
    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.
  • When can I see a Judge?

    Judges are available Monday through Thursday between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m., excluding the lunch hour. It is not always necessary to see a Judge. Peoria City Court staff can answer many questions but they are not allowed to give legal advice, only general information as it pertains to your case.
  • How do I request Peoria Court Records?

    Peoria City Court records are available to the public. Record requests will be accepted at the Court in person, by mail, fax or email. You may fax your request to 623.773.7407 or submit a request to courtrecordsrequest@peoriaaz.gov
  • What should I do if a warrant has been issued for my arrest?

    You must appear before a judge at which time you may be required to pay a bail/bond before the warrant can be quashed. Warrants can be quashed Monday through Thursday at the Peoria City Court between 7 a.m. - 6 p.m. excluding the lunch hour.
  • Do I have to report a change of address?

    Yes. If you have any pending cases with the Peoria City Court, it is your responsibility to keep your address current. If you fail to provide the Court with the appropriate contact information, you may not receive proper notification regarding your case in the future. This could result in a warrant being issued for your arrest, or a default judgment entered against you.
  • Can you tell me if my license has been suspended?

    If you want to know about your MVD record, you must contact the Arizona Department of Motor Vehicles at 602.255.0072 or visit https://servicearizona.com.
  • If I have to pay a fine, when do I need to pay it?

    All fines/penalties are due on the date they are imposed. If you are unable to pay in full, you may apply for a payment plan and you may be subject to a credit check to determine your ability to pay. If you are granted a payment plan, a one-time fee of $20 will be added to your total fine pursuant to A.R.S. 12-116.
  • What happens if I do not pay my ticket?

    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), or a warrant may be issued for your arrest.
    Online payment options are now available for cases referred to a collections agency under the FARE Enforcement Program. Make a FARE payment online.
  • Can I file for divorce at the Peoria City Court?

    No. If you have any questions regarding a divorce, please contact Maricopa County Superior Court at 602.506.3676 or visit the Family Court website.
  • Can I get a marriage license at the Peoria City Court?

    No. If you have any questions regarding a marriage license, please call Maricopa County Superior Court at 602.506.3676.
  • Can I take civil action against my landlord/tenant at the Peoria City Court?

    No. If you have any questions regarding civil actions against a landlord/tenant, please contact the Maricopa County Justice Court at 602.372.2000 or visit http://www.azcourts.gov.
  • Does a parent have to appear with a juvenile in court?

    At least one parent or guardian must appear with a juvenile (under age 18) at each court proceeding.
  • Where can I find information about defensive-driving schools?