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Copies / Kinds Available

The public may obtain copies of criminal, civil, domestic relations / family court(divorce decrees), probate and tax court case files, in addition to marriage licenses.


Copies / Hours and Locations
To obtain copies of public records, you may visit the Clerk's Office from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday at the following locations:
Customer Service Center
601 W. Jackson
Phoenix, AZ 85003
Southeast Public Service Facility
222 E. Javelina
Mesa, AZ 85202
Northwest Regional Court Center
14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane
Surprise, AZ 85374
Northeast Regional Court Center
18380 N. 40th St., Suite 120
Phoenix, AZ 85032

Copies / Obtaining by Mail

To obtain copies of public records by mail, please address your request to:

Correspondence Section
Clerk of the Superior Court
201 West Jefferson Street
Phoenix, AZ 85003

Please include in your request:

  • The case number;
  • The names of the parties at the time the case was filed;
  • The specific documents you want to receive;
  • The filing date or year filed;
  • The number of pages of the document to be copied, if known;
  • Your day-time phone number and/or e-mail address so we may contact you if any questions.
  • (If you do not have the above information, it may be necessary to assess a $27.00 fee for each year to be researched and for each name researched.)

    For copies of divorce decrees...

    Please indicate whether you require just the divorce decree or if you require the property settlement or custody agreement as well, and whether or not this is for a name change with the Social Security Administration.

    Once the appropriate fees have been assessed, you will be sent via mail, or e-mail if provided, a fee statement specific to your request. The Clerk's Office accepts payment in the form of a money order made payable to the Clerk of the Court with the name, address, and phone # of the customer on the front, or by debit card or credit card (MasterCard, Visa or American Express). To make payment by credit card, (602)37-CLERK(25375).

    Copy fees are $0.50 per page. In addition, there is a $27.00 charge to certify any document. If you are using the copy for legal or official purposes, a certified copy may be required. Please contact the agency you are providing the copy to in order to determine if they require a certified copy. Depending on the research required to fulfill your request, research fees may be applied. There will also be at least a $7.00 postage and handling fee applied when mailing the requested documents.

    Requests may take up to 14 business days from the time we receive your payment for items requested.

    For further assistance, you may call (602)37-CLERK(25375).

    Copies / Obtaining by Phone

    To obtain copies of public records by phone, please call (602)37-CLERK(25375).

    Please have the following information available with your request:

  • The case number;
  • The names of the parties at the time the case was filed;
  • The specific documents you want to receive;
  • The filing date or year filed;
  • The number of pages of the document to be copied, if known;
  • Your day-time phone number and/or e-mail address so we may contact you if any questions.
  • (If you do not have the above information, it may be necessary to assess a $27.00 fee for each year to be researched and for each name researched.)

    For copies of divorce decrees...

    Please indicate whether you require just the divorce decree or if you require the property settlement or custody agreement as well, and whether or not this is for a name change with the Social Security Administration.

    The Clerk's Office accepts payment in the form of a money order made payable to the Clerk of the Court with the name, address, and phone # of the customer on the front, or by debit card or credit card (MasterCard, Visa or American Express). If you are paying by debit card or credit card you will be able to make payment after your request has been taken and fees assessed.

     

    Copy fees are $0.50 per page. In addition, there is a $27.00 charge to certify any document. If you are using the copy for legal or official purposes, a certified copy may be required. Please contact the agency you are providing the copy to in order to determine if they require a certified copy. Depending on the research required to fulfill your request, research fees may be applied. There will also be at least a $7.00 postage and handling fee applied when mailing the requested documents.

    Requests may take up to 14 business days from the time we receive your payment for items requested.

    Copies / Obtaining by Fax

    To obtain copies of public records by fax, please fax the Correspondence Section, Clerk of the Court at (602) 506-7619.

    Please include in your request:

  • You must indicate on the request that you would like the document(s) faxed back.
  • The case number;
  • The names of the parties at the time the case was filed;
  • The specific documents you want to receive;
  • The filing date or year filed;
  • The number of pages of the document to be copied, if known;
  • Your fax number;
  • Your day-time phone number and/or e-mail address so we may contact you, if needed;
  • (If you do not have the above information, it may be necessary to assess a $27.00 fee for each year to be researched and for each name researched.)

    NOTE: Certified copies cannot be faxed back.

    For copies of divorce decrees...

    Please indicate whether you require just the divorce decree or if you require the property settlement or custody agreement as well, and whether or not this is for a name change with the Social Security Administration.

    Once the appropriate fees have been assessed, you will be sent via mail, or e-mail if provided, a fee statement specific to your request. The Clerk's Office accepts payment in the form of a money order made payable to the Clerk of the Court with the name, address, and phone # of the customer on the front, or by debit card or credit card (MasterCard, Visa or American Express). To make payment by credit card, call (602)37-CLERK(25375).

    Copy fees are $0.50 per page. In addition, there is a $27.00 charge to certify any document. If you are using the copy for legal or official purposes, a certified copy may be required. Please contact the agency you are providing the copy to in order to determine if they require a certified copy. Depending on the research required to fulfill your request, research fees may be applied. There will also be at least a $7.00 postage and handling fee applied when mailing the requested documents.

    Requests may take up to 14 business days from the time we receive your payment for items requested.

    For further assistance, you may call (602)37-CLERK(25375).

    Copies / Marriage Licenses

    You may obtain a certified copy of a marriage license at the Customer Service Center, 601 W. Jackson, Phoenix; the Southeast office, 222 E. Javelina, Mesa; the Northeast office, 18380 N. 40th Street, Suite 120, Phoenix; the Northwest office, 14264 W. Tierra Buena Lane, Surprise. The Office hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

    You also may write to:

    Correspondence Section
    Clerk of the Superior Court
    201 W. Jefferson
    Phoenix, AZ 85003

    Your request must include:

    • The full legal name of both parties prior to the marriage; The year the marriage took place; The marriage license number shown at the bottom of the marriage license certificate, if known;
    • If request is by mail, a money order payable to the Clerk of the Court for $27.50, along with a business-size, self-addressed stamped envelope (or a money order for $34.50 for postage and handling instead of a business-size, self-addressed stamped envelope). The money order must include the customer name, address, and phone # of the customer on the front.
    Requests may take up to 14 business days from the time we receive your payment for items requested.

    For further assistance, you may call (602)37-CLERK(25375).

    Copies/Obtained In-Person:

    You may also obtain copies in-person at any of the locations noted above. Payments made in-person include money order, debit card, credit card or cash.

       
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