Flagstaff Justice Court
The Flagstaff Justice Court remains open for business. However, due to the COVID-19 global pandemic and corresponding public health emergency, all courts in Arizona have been asked to minimize the numbers of people physically entering any courthouse wherever possible. This effort is meant to not only protect the health and safety of all litigants, staff, stakeholders, and the judiciary itself, but also to ensure that the judicial branch of government can continue to function and carry out its duties. As we are limiting public access to the courthouse during this time, please contact the court via the court website or call the court at (928) 679-7650 if you have any requests or questions regarding a pending case or matter before the court.
Flagstaff Justice Court Lobby Closed
Flagstaff Justice Court will be transferring their front counter activities to the Clerk of Superior Court’s front window, staffed by a Justice Court employee. This will start Friday March 27, 2020. The Justice Court lobby area will be closed. A box and time stamp for incoming filings will be next to the door and filings will be pulled multiple times a day to be processed. Justice Court staff will by utilizing the attorney boxes at the Superior Court Clerk area to disseminate return filings. Any filings requiring monies to be processed can be received at the temporary Justice Court window at the Superior Court Clerk’s Office.
Paying a fine:
Individuals who need to pay a fine should mail the payment or pay online at www.azcourtpay.com or in-person at any Pay Near Me locations which can be found at https://home.paynearme.com/merchant-locations. Cash payments will be accepted at the courthouse, but telephonic and online payments are preferred at this time.
More information on payments or any other customer service requests may be made by phone or by contacting the court via their website.
Unless otherwise ordered by the court, most court appearances will be by telephone or video pursuant to Coconino County Superior Court AO 2020-005. If you have a scheduled court date, please contact the court ahead of time to determine if you are required to appear in person or by phone. If you are required to appear by phone, you will be asked to provide a reliable phone number by which the court can contact you for your hearing.
Electronic Motions to Continue or Vacate:
Flagstaff Justice Court will temporarily accept electronic filings for motions to continue or vacate a hearing. These motions can be filed through email at firstname.lastname@example.org. Other filings are to be mailed or hand delivered to the Court as usual.
ALL EVICTION HEARINGS SHALL BE CONDUCTED BY TELEPHONE UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE.
If you are the Plaintiff or an Attorney for the Plaintiff in the case, when filing the complaints with the court please include all exhibits needed to be utilized during the hearing including a copy of the lease, any notices, etc. Please call the Civil Unit at 928-679-7650 and select option 4 to provide a reliable phone number to receive the Court’s phone call.
If you are the Defendant in the case, in order that we be able to reach you at the time of your Eviction Hearing, please call the Civil Unit (dial 928-679-7650 and select option 4) of the Flagstaff Justice Court as far in advance as you can, and provide the following information: your name, the case number, the date of your scheduled hearing, and a reliable phone number to receive the Court’s phone call.
If you have any exhibits that you wish to utilize during the hearing, you must provide them to the Court in advance by email. PLEASE EMAIL ANY EXHIBITS YOU WISH TO UTILIZE DURING THE HEARING TO: email@example.com. In your email with attached exhibits, please also include your name, the case number, the date of your scheduled hearing, and a reliable phone number.
If you are unable to comply with these requests for some reason, please contact the Civil Unit to bring your concerns to the attention of the Court.
If you are requesting a Protective Order and have completed your petition on the AZ POINT online petition portal (https://azpoint.azcourts.gov/), please call the Civil Unit of the Flagstaff Justice Court at 928-679-7650 and select option 4. Staff will work with you about having a telephonic hearing with the Judge at that time or as quickly as possible from the time staff receives your call. Please have your protective order number available to give to staff. If your call is not answered, please leave a message that includes how the court can safely contact you to get you set up for a telephonic hearing.
Weddings will not be conducted in the Flagstaff Justice Court courtrooms. However, the Court recognizes the importance of providing this service to the public. Judges will continue to be available to conduct weddings outside the courthouse after 5:00 pm. If you wish to be married, please provide your marriage license to the Justice Court Clerk by 4:45 pm. Please notify the clerk if you will need witnesses. A judge will meet you outside the main doors of the courthouse as soon as possible after 5:00 pm.
AZPOINT, the Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool, has been designed to help you fill out a petition for an Order of Protection. Through an interview in AZPOINT, you can quickly and accurately fill out the forms that are needed to request an Order of Protection at an Arizona court. An Order of Protection is a court order that is issued to stop a person from committing domestic violence or from contacting other people protected by the order. The portal will also help you figure out whether you (the plaintiff) and the person from whom you are seeking protection (the defendant) have a qualifying relationship for an Order of Protection. Your information will be saved in AZPOINT for up to 90 days. At any time during this 90-day period, you may take the next step of filing your petition at an Arizona court. Until you file your petition at a court, you will be able to return to AZPOINT to update your information if necessary. You are encouraged to speak to a victim advocate before you file your petition. An advocate can help you make a safety plan and give you more information about how an Order of Protection works and how it will be served on the defendant. For more information, click here to go to AZPOINT.