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The Superior Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction for the State of Arizona and the judges hear cases which involve felony prosecutions, civil cases over $10,000, probate matters, marriage dissolutions and annulments, real property title and possession matters.

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 Formulario de Reclamación por falta del debido acceso a los de Conocimiento Limitado del Idioma Inglés

Para buscar una versión en español de los formularios para el Tribunal Superior, favor de hacer clic en el enlace que aparece a continuación que le llevará al sitio de internet del Condado de Maricopa. Siga los enlaces para bajar el formulario que desee usar. Si baja la versión del formulario para Microsoft Word, usted va a poder cambiar el encabezado para que sea “Yavapai” en lugar de “Maricopa” antes de imprimir el formulario. NÓTESE que es posible que el Condado de Yavapai no acepte todos los formularios del Condado de Maricopa. Sitio de Internet del Condado de Maricopa

La Suprema Corte de Arizona también ofrece ayuda a las personas con conocimiento limitado del inglés en Esta página ofrece información sobre los servicios para trámites en los tribunales y proporciona enlaces a los formularios traducidos al español que están disponibles para todo el estado. En esta página de internet usted va a localizar otros formularios vitales que se están traduciendo ahora al español para otros tipos de casos y será actualizada con regularidad.

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.

News & Announcements


As the COVID-19 health crisis continues to evolve, the Courts in Yavapai County remain open while keeping the safety and well-being of court staff, judicial officers, attorneys and members of the public a top priority. Pursuant to Arizona Supreme Court’s Administrative Order 2020-60, the Courts continue to operate as necessary to serve the public, while encouraging telephonic or video appearances and liberally granting continuances. Read more


While the Courts remain open to address family law cases, the Domestic Relations Judges of the Yavapai County Superior urge parties of family law cases to be a part of the solution. We recognize that school closures, economic issues, federal stimulus checks and fear have placed an increased strain on an already difficult situation. Even during this difficult time, longstanding principles of communication and kindness to one another are the best tools everyone has to solve disputes.

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COMUNICADO DE PRENSA - Los Tribunales Permanecen Abiertos


El 23 de marzo de 2020 el Gobernador Douglas A. Ducey emitió la Orden Ejecutiva 2020-12 Prohibiendo la Clausura de Servicios Esenciales ( que establece a los Tribunales de Arizona como Funciones Gubernamentales Esenciales. Por lo tanto, para promover la seguridad y el bienestar del público, el personal del tribunal y nuestros socios judiciales, los Tribunales Superiores y de Justicia en el Condado de Yavapai permanecerán abiertos a la comunidad.

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PRESS RELEASE: The Courts Remain Open

On March 23, 2020 Governor Douglas A. Ducey issued Executive Order 2020-12 Prohibiting the Closure of Essential Services ( which establishes the Arizona Courts as Essential Government Functions. Therefore, to promote the safety and welfare of the public, court staff and our justice partners, the Superior and Justice Courts in Yavapai County remain open to the community.

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Pursuant to Arizona Supreme Court’s Administrative Order 2020-48, all jury trials scheduled in Superior, Justice and Municipal Courts in Yavapai County have been suspended through April 17, 2020.

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COVID-19 Press Release

We are working closely with State and County Officials to monitor the evolving information regarding COVID-19. Although there are currently no confirmed cases in Yavapai County, the Superior Court in Yavapai County is endeavoring to respond reasonably to the concerns raised in the community regarding COVID-19 (Coronavirus) and keep our Courts open.

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Law Days 2020 - Free Legal Clinics

LAW DAYS 2020, FREE LEGAL CLINICS: June 9, June 17, June 25 2020

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News Release: Governor Ducey Appoints Krista Carman To The Yavapai County Superior Court

PHOENIX — Governor Doug Ducey today announced the appointment of Krista Carman to the Yavapai County Superior Court.  The vacancy on the Yavapai County Superior Court was created by the retirement of Judge Patricia Trebesch.

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NEWS RELEASE: Announcement of the Director of Juvenile Court Services

Announcement of the Director of Juvenile Court Services

The Superior Court announces the selection of Gay Lockling as Director of Juvenile Court Services for the vacancy created by the retirement of Scott Mabery on June 28, 2019.

Ms. Lockling has been appointed as Director of Juvenile Court Services, effective July 1, 2019.

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Applications Being Accepted For A Vacancy On The Yavapai County Superior Court

PHOENIX — Applications are being accepted for a vacancy on the Superior Court in Yavapai County that will be created by the retirement of Judge Patricia A. Trebesch on July 31, 2019.

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Announcement of Judge Pro Tempore

Presiding Judge David L. Mackey is pleased to announce his selection of Debra R. Phelan as Judge Pro Tem effective January 7, 2019. Read more

NEWS RELEASE: Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore

Superior Court Judge Pro Tempore Jeffrey Paupore has announced his intention to retire this Fall after four years of dedicated service. Read more

Behind the Scenes Tour of the Prescott Courthouse

Click on the link to take a ‘behind the scenes’ tour of the Prescott Courthouse with KPNX Channel 12’s reporter, Brandon Hamilton and Deputy Court Administrator, Shelly Bacon.

Media Release: Jury Scam Suspect Takes Another Victim

Jury Scam Suspect takes another Victim - Calls continue throughout the County as suspects invoke the names of Police Officers, County Attorneys, and even a local Judge. Read more

Announcement of Judge Pro Tempore

Presiding Judge David L. Mackey is pleased to announce his selection of Chris Kottke as Judge Pro Tem effective January 1, 2018. This appointment will fill the vacancy created by the Governor’s appointment of Judge John Napper to Division 2. Read more

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