Pima County Consolidated Justice Court

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We have implemented new ways to help you access all of our services safely and confidently.

Health & Safety Guidelines

  • Based on CDC & Pima County Health Dept. guidelines, new health and safety measures have been implemented to keep everyone safe while visiting the courthouse.
  • Browse our many online services to save a trip to the courthouse.

Video, Telephonic & Court Appearances

  • The court is limiting in person court appearances. Most hearings will be scheduled as a telephonic or Zoom video appearance.
  • Find Instructions on how to appear for your scheduled hearing via Zoom video or via telephone.
  • Information about attending a Public Hearing.

Other Services & Information

  • New information regarding evictions.
  • The court will remain open to assist customers with Orders of Protection. A petition for a protection order can be filed electronically and the petitioner can appear by telephone.
  • New options for weddings.
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New Health & Safety Measures

All persons entering the courthouse must pass a wellness check, and must wear a mask or face covering at all times while in the courthouse. A mask shall not conceal your identity. You must comply with safe distancing protocols.

If you are experiencing flu-like symptoms, fever, cough, or difficulty breathing you should not come to the courthouse. Please contact our customer service line at (520) 724-3171, or visit our contact page at jp.pima.gov/ContactUs for assistance.

Safe new ways to attend hearings

You can find the Zoom ID on the Notice of Remote hearing that the court has mailed to all parties to the address on record. Meeting ID's are different for each case type and hearing date. If you do not know your meeting ID for you scheduled remote appearance please call us at (520) 724-3171.

1. Zoom Video

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Please go to: www.zoom.us/j and type in the meeting ID. For example: https://zoom.us/j/1234567890.

To appear via video conference on Zoom, you must have an internet connection. You can use a smart phone, iPad/tablet, or computer/laptop that has sound & video capability. You will also need to install the Zoom App (www.zoom.us) before the time of the hearing.

Upon connecting to the Zoom hearing, you will be placed in a "waiting room". Do not hang up or close the Zoom application. A courtroom clerk will check-in with you, and you will be brought in to the meeting room when the judge is ready to begin.

2. Telephonic

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Dial 1-669-900-6833 (toll free) and type in the meeting ID.

Upon connecting to the meeting, you will be placed in a "waiting room" until staff can speak with you.

You do not need the Zoom application to appear by telephone.

*Pursuant to Administrative Order 2020-1, attorneys are permitted to appear telephonically and waive the presence of their client with the exception of changes of plea and sentencing.

3. If you do not have the ability to appear remotely

The court will have phones available if you do not have the ability to appear remotely.

A face mask must be worn when entering the building. A temperature check must be conducted upon entering the building. Please notify security personnel once you enter the building and you will be directed to the designated phone area.

In-Custody Video Hearings and Preliminary Hearings will resume as normal.

COVID-19 Eviction Information

Due to the outbreak of the 2019 novel coronavirus (COVID-19) Governor Doug Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-14 and Executive Order 2020-49, which allowed tenants to qualify for delay in enforcement of eviction actions in certain circumstances and for specific time periods. Executive Order 2020-14 expired 120 days after it was issued and Executive Order 2020-49 expired on October 31, 2020.

The Center for Disease Control has issued an order temporarily halting evictions for non-payment of rent in certain situations.
For more information, click here: CDC Order Summary 01-31-21. This order is set to expire on March 31, 2021.






File a Protection Order Remotely

A petitioner must start the protection order process online at https://azpoint.azcourts.gov/. Once the process is complete you will receive a unique confirmation number.

Once a confirmation number is generated the petitioner can contact the court at (520) 724-3942 during normal business hours. A clerk will review your petition, if the petition is complete a hearing will be scheduled and a judge will call you directly.

After normal business hours, an emergency Order of Protection can be requested by contacting the Tucson Police Department (520-741-4444) or the Pima County Sheriff's Department (520-724-4900).

In case of an emergency, call 911.

Fees to File

Orders of Protection and Injunctions Against Harassment are free of charge, except for Injunctions Against Workplace Harassment that have a filing fee of $103.00. Note: If you are unable to pay for the Injunction Against Harassment, you may apply for a waiver or deferral. Please inform the clerk at the time you file your petition.

Fees for Service

There is no fee to serve an Orders of Protection but there is a fee to serve an Injunction Against Harassment or an Injunction Against Workplace Harassment. The fee amount is determined by the service agency.

Public Hearings

Attend a hearing as a member of the public.

If you would like to observe a specific hearing(s), you must provide a case number, hearing date and time. If you do choose to remotely observe a hearing, please be patient as the hearing may not begin at the exact time scheduled. You may contact our Customer Service line at (520)724-3171 or via the Contact Page on our website at http://www.jp.pima.gov/ContactUs/.

Telephonic

The Court is currently hearing the majority of our cases telephonically via a conferencing application. If the case is being held using that method, you will be given a call-in number and identification code. You will be placed into the call; however, you will not be able to participate in the hearing. When you speak to the clerk that is managing the hearing, you must identify yourself as a “Gallery Member.”

Video

Some cases are being held using video conferencing. In those cases, you will be provided instructions regarding joining the meeting via ZOOM. You may use the ZOOM application or connect via a web URL using the identification code provided to you. When you speak to the clerk that is managing the hearing, you must identify yourself as a “Gallery Member.” Although you will be able to observe the video conference, your camera and audio will be muted by the managing clerk to prevent disruption of the court proceedings.

If you need additional information regarding ZOOM, please visit their website at https://zoom.us.

Past Events

If the hearing has already been held you can make an online public records request for a copy of the hearing. Visit our Digital Recording Request web page to submit your request. There is a fee associated with these requests, please refer to the fee schedule.