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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Surprise City Court as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Maricopa County, Arizona, and resources applicable to all courts in Arizona.
Search court case records
Arizona Court Case Records
Search case records for most Arizona courts, and Superior Court minute entries for most counties. Lists of participating and non-participating courts are provided.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Surprise City Court Calendar
Search the Surprise City Court calendar by keyword, or view the calendar by date and time, case number, defendant, attorney, or hearing type.
Published opinions and orders
Arizona Attorney General Legal Opinions
View Arizona Attorney General legal opinions from 1999 to current.
Forms and related information
Surprise City Court Forms and Information
View and download Surprise City Court motion, subpoena, Order of Protection, records request, and post-conviction relief forms. Motions may be filed online. Defendant and plaintiff guide sheets for protective orders are also provided.
Arizona Court Forms and Form Assistance
AZCourtHelp provides a directory of topics for which forms are available, with links to state and county forms, criteria and instructions related to the forms, answers to frequently asked questions, and information about the types of cases related to the forms. A description of case number formats is provided to assist with selection of the correct type of form.
Arizona Court Forms and Information
View and download court forms and instructions by topic from the Arizona Self Service Center. Forms are available in English and Spanish. The Self Service Center also offers local legal information and forms by county.
Arizona Online Small Claims Forms
Use an online interview process to create forms for use in small claims cases in Arizona Justice Courts. Filing instructions are provided. Registration is required. A fee applies.
Online fine payments
Pay Surprise City Court Fines and Payments
Pay Surprise City Court fines, monthly payments, and collection payments online. A fee applies.
Pay Arizona Court Outstanding Debts
Pay Arizona court outstanding debt for traffic and criminal violations online through the FARE (Fines/Fees and Restitution Enforcement) Program. A fee applies.
Self help, legal research, general information
Surprise City Court Protective Orders
View information about protective orders, including Orders of Protection and Injunctions Against Harassment, in Surprise City Court. Links to forms and guide sheets are included.
Surprise City Court Teen Court
View information about the Teen Court program in Surprise City Court, which offers a peer review hearing for teenagers as an alternative to traditional processing and adjudication.
East Valley Regional Veterans' Court
View information about East Valley Regional Veterans' Court, a program of Chandler Municipal Court, Carefree-Cave Creek Consolidated Court, Fountain Hills Municipal Court, Gilbert Municipal Court, Paradise Valley Municipal Court, Scottsdale City Court, and Tempe Municipal Court that can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders who are veterans with substance abuse or mental health problems. Links to additional resources for veterans are provided.
Maricopa County Homeless Court
View information about the Maricopa County Regional Homeless Court, which can set up a rehabilitation program and community service in lieu of incarceration for some homeless defendants charged with low-level victimless crimes.
Maricopa County Law Library
The Maricopa County Law Library offers online self-help and legal research resources, including case information, forms, self-help guides, research guides, and links to legal research databases. Contact information and a directory of law library locations are provided.
Maricopa County Protective Order Information
View information about protective orders in Maricopa County, including Order of Protection, Injunction Against Harassment, and Injunction Against Workplace Harassment. A description of the orders and their effects, links to forms, filing instructions, answers to frequently asked questions, and information about Domestic Violence Advocates and other resources are provided.
Arizona Court and Legal Information
AZCourtHelp offers information about the court system, links to self-help resources by topic, form assistance by topic, a court finder, answers to frequently asked questions, a glossary of legal terms, information about protective orders and eviction, links to court calendars and sources of case records, notifications of upcoming legal talks and clinics, a live chat with a law librarian, and legal guidance for seniors, children, and veterans. The site may be searched by keyword.
Arizona Crime Victim Help
The Arizona Attorney General's Office of Victim Services offers information about victims' rights, domestic violence resources, victim compensation, restitution, and available resources. Links to a complaint form, brochures, and publications are provided. Select the "VICTIM SERVICES" drop-down menu for links to detailed information.
Arizona Defensive Driving School Information
View information about defensive driving schools, including eligibility requirements, a list of eligible violations, and a list of courts that allow extensions of time. Online and in-person classes may be searched by your court date. Completion of driving school may result in dismissed citations for eligible violations.
Arizona Domestic Violence and Protective Orders
Find information related to domestic violence, including protective order forms in multiple languages, safety plans, booklets, and links to statewide resources.
Arizona Driver License Information
The Arizona Motor Vehicle Division offers information about driver licenses, state IDs, license reinstatement, ignition interlocks, and answers to frequently asked questions. Links to driving schools and the driver license manual are provided.
Arizona Court System Guide and Glossary
View a comprehensive guide to the Arizona court system, including types of courts, selection of judges, court personnel, court procedure, and a glossary of legal terms.
Arizona Legal Information
The State Bar of Arizona offers information about topics including guardianship and conservatorship, alternative dispute resolution, child support and custody, domestic violence, personal injury, divorce, wills and trusts, employment, and working with a lawyer. Use the "Select Language" drop-down menu on the upper right corner of the website to translate the information into various languages.
Arizona Legal Information and Legal Resources
AZLawHelp offers information about various legal subjects, including consumer, criminal, family, health and disability, housing, immigration, estate planning, protection from abuse, benefits, tax, and employment. Legal resources for Native Americans, veterans, and seniors are also provided. Select the "Questions" menu item at the top of the page for answers to questions about legal issues, or to ask a question. Select the "Your Rights" or "Stories" menu item at the top of the page for more questions and answers about various topics. Select the "Links" menu item for links to additional online legal resources.
Arizona Rules of Court
View the Arizona Rules of Court by subject matter and court type, including local rules. Recent and proposed amendments are also provided.
Arizona Self-Help Resources
The Judicial Branch Self-Service Center offers information and guidance to individuals representing themselves in court. Topics include family law, child support, civil law, criminal law, domestic violence, evictions, garnishment, juvenile law, probate, small claims, tax law, traffic law, crime victim restitution, and additional information and services for victims. Resources include online forms, instructional booklets, information for seniors and veterans, and a directory of county self-service centers. Information is also available in Spanish.
Arizona Senior Resources
The Arizona Attorney General's Office offers information for seniors about consumer scams, life care planning, abuse, and links to additional resources. Consumer fraud, medicaid fraud, and civil rights complaints may be submitted online.
Arizona State Laws
Search Arizona Revised Statutes by keyword, or browse the index of titles online.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Maricopa County Lawyer Referral Service
The Maricopa County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by online request form or telephone, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer for a nominal fee.
Maricopa County Legal Assistance
Select the "Legal Services" menu item to reveal a directory of legal service providers serving Maricopa County. Telephone numbers and links to the organizations' websites are provided.
Maricopa County Public Defense Services
View information about agencies that provide indigent defense services in Maricopa County, including the Office of the Public Advocate, Office of the Public Defender, Office of the Legal Advocate, Office of the Legal Defender, and Office of Contract Counsel. Locations, detailed information about each office's services, and links to additional resources are provided.
Arizona Domestic Violence Legal Help
The Arizona Domestic Violence Legal Services Project offers a list of organizations that provide legal assistance to victims of domestic violence.
Arizona Public Defender Services
The Arizona Public Defender Association offers contact information and links for Public Defender offices by city and county. Public Defender services include free or low-cost representation in criminal defense, mental health, and juvenile matters for income-eligible clients.
Arizona Judge Complaint Information
The Arizona Commission on Judicial Conduct offers information about judicial conduct rules, instructions for filing a complaint against a judge, and links to ethics opinions and public decisions resulting from filed complaints.
Arizona Lawyer Complaint Information
The State Bar of Arizona provides information about complaints against lawyers, including types of complaints, a description of the disciplinary process, and a link to an online complaint form. Use the "Select Language" drop-down menu on the upper right corner of the website to translate the information into various languages.
Arizona Lawyer Discipline Records
The State Bar of Arizona offers online access to disciplinary actions against lawyers since 2012. You may also contact the Bar for additional information. Use the "Select Language" drop-down menu on the upper right corner of the website to translate the information into various languages.
Arizona Lawyer Information
The State Bar of Arizona offers information about working with a lawyer and legal specialists. Use the "Select Language" drop-down menu on the upper right corner of the website to translate the information into various languages.
Arizona Lawyer Search
The State Bar of Arizona offers an online form to post your legal needs and receive emails from lawyers interested in helping you. A search of lawyers by name, location, and area of law is also provided.
Arizona Legal Advice by Telephone
The State Bar of Arizona offers a free ask-a-lawyer service by telephone limited to scheduled topics, with a calendar of upcoming dates, times, and topics. Use the "Select Language" drop-down menu on the upper right corner of the website to translate the information into various languages.
Arizona Legal Document Asssitance
View information about the Arizona Legal Document Preparer Program, which permits trained and certified people who are not lawyers to assist self-represented parties with their legal documents. Select "Public Information" for a directory of certified preparers and information about filing a complaint
Free Arizona Legal Answers
Income-eligible residents without a lawyer can ask civil legal questions online and receive answers from an Arizona lawyer. The service is free; registration is required.