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A person filing or responding to a lawsuit on behalf of a company, sole proprietorship, partnership, association, and/or corporation. Note: Active members of the State Bar should file as attorneys, not as businesses.
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Arizona - Small Claims

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For more information about eFiling please visit: http://www.azcourts.gov/efilinginformation

The following courts are participating in a pilot project to reduce the time to disposition of small claims cases in Arizona’s Justice of the Peace courts, and as such, are not available within this application at this time.  If you are filing a small claims action in any of these court please refer to Administrative Order 2018-01 authorizing the pilot project.  

•    Casa Grande Justice Court, Pinal County
•    Maricopa-Stanfield Justice Court, Pinal County ‚Äč
•    Pima Justice Court, Graham County
•    Manistee Justice Court, Maricopa County
•    Hassayampa Justice Court, Maricopa County

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AZTurboCourt will help you to create documents that can be filed with the court.

AZTurboCourt ofrece formularios en inglés solamente. Para formularios en español, favor de visitar el centro de autoservicio en: http://www.azcourts.gov/elcentrodeautoservicio.

Select the county where the claim arose (i.e., where the accident happened, or where the work took place, etc.) or the defendant resides or does business.

The small claims division of the justice court provides a quick and informal way to resolve civil disputes for money damages up to $3,500.00. In small claims, the rules are simplified and the hearing is less formal. The person who files the claim is called the plaintiff. The person who the claim is filed against is called the defendant. A lawyer cannot represent parties in a small claims case unless both parties agree.

Parties do not have a right to appeal in small claims nor are jury trials allowed. If a party wishes to assert their right to appeal, they must file their claim in the civil division of the justice court.

If you wish to file a lawsuit for over $3,500.00, but for less than $10,000.00, you may file a civil lawsuit in the justice court.

If you wish to file a lawsuit for $10,000.00 or more you must file your lawsuit in the superior court.

IMPORTANT: THIS IS A PRINT SERVICE ONLY APPLICATION. Documents are generated based on responses to a set of questions and the filer is required to print, sign and deliver the documents to the court. These forms will not be electronically filed. An application fee is charged for the creation of the documents. The court filing fees are paid at the court.

You MUST have the following to complete this filing:

Credit/Debit card to pay for any application fees. There are fees charged for the use of this service. These fees are not subject to Fee Waivers or Deferrals. If you have an active Fee Waiver or Fee Deferral and do not wish to continue and pay the fee, you will not be able to proceed with this service.  Please contact the court for other filing options.



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