There are four ways to pay for a traffic ticket:
- in person at the Peoria Municipal Court;
- by mail to the Peoria Municipal Court at 10100 N. 83rd Avenue, Peoria, AZ 85345;
- online: Visa, MasterCard, American Express and Discover Card are accepted for online payments at
- by credit card over the phone 1 (855) 581-2433
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.
- 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.
- You can search by name or case number at https://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess
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. A change to Arizona law that took effect in January 2020 now allows applicants to request an order of protection online. The new statewide system is called AZPOINT (Arizona Protective Order Initiation & Notification Tool). Visit AZPOINT at: https://azpoint.azcourts.gov/
- 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.
- 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.
- 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
- You can search by name or case number at https://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 firstname.lastname@example.org
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- No. If you have any questions regarding a marriage license, please call Maricopa County Superior Court at 602.506.3676.
- 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.
- At least one parent or guardian must appear with a juvenile (under age 18) at each court proceeding.
- Please visit https://www.azcourts.gov/drive/Defensive-Driving-Schools to search for court-approved defensive driving schools in your area.