In late March, 2020, as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic together with Governor Ducey's Executive Orders and Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Orders, the Phoenix Municipal Court significantly scaled down its court proceedings, operations, and other activities. The primary purpose of scaling down was to protect the health and safety of the public and Phoenix Municipal Court employees.
Many of the Governor's Executive Orders have expired. However, the Arizona Supreme Court and Maricopa County Superior Court have continued, under their respective authority, to issue Administrative Orders detailing how all Arizona courts are to transition and resume court business. In accord with these orders the Phoenix Municipal Court is now operating as provided below.
The Court's mission is “Justice Through Excellence" and the Court strives to operate consistently with this mission, while continuing to maintain the health and safety of the public and the Court's employees.
Finally, in conjunction with City, County and State partners, and guided by the direction of public health authorities, the Phoenix Municipal Court will take any additional steps, as appropriate, in response to any changing conditions.