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Appeals
Clerk of the Superior Court Definition
An appeal is the legal process used to ask a higher court to review a judgement made in a legal matter from the trial court.

Location
Appeals from Superior Court are filed at the Central Court Filing Counter, 201 W. Jefferson, Phoenix (602-506-2168), the Southeast Filing Counter, 222 E. Javelina, Mesa (602-506-2106), the Northeast Regional Court Center, 188380 N. 40th St., Suite 120, Phoenix (602-372-7710), and the Northwest Regional Court Center, 14264 West Tierra Buena lane, Surprise (602-372-9437). (There are no recordings for these numbers.) Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. Recorded information is available if you call after business hours.

 

For details on Justice Court/City Court appeals, call (602) 506-3427.

Who can appeal?
Anyone who is a party to a case can file for an appeal.

How do you appeal?
There is no official form to file for an appeal. Therefore, on a blank sheet of paper, a person must provide the following information.


* Appellant
Name and Address________________
* Case John Doe
v.
Mary Doe
* Case No.______
Notice of Appeal
* Body of Appeal
(What ruling is being appealed. Date of Ruling and Appellant Signature)


Once this is complete, take this Notice of Appeal form to the appropriate filing counter.

In civil cases, an index and copies of documents specified are transmitted to the Appellate Court on the 40th day from the date the Notice of Appeal was filed.

In criminal cases, a copy of the record is transmitted to the Appellate Court 45 days after the Notice of Appeal was filed.

Cost
The fee to file a Notice of Appeal from Superior Court is $92.00.

For a listing of Superior Court fees, please click here.



More Information


The Arizona Supreme Court's Administrative Office of Courts produced a series of guides designed to assist self-represented parties in the appeals process. The guides include an overall and step-by-step process of appeal, deadlines to follow, frequently asked questions, important terms, and forms parties will need to use during the appeals process. These guides are available online at: www.supreme.state.az.us/appellateguide.htm



   
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