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 **COVID-19 Response**   The following official announcements have been made by the city in regards to the COVID-19 (Coronavirus)   In an effort to minimize the visits to City Hall, please use our online services for paying your water bill  https://ubill.avondale.org/

Avondale is following guidance provided by the state Governor’s Executive Orders: https://azgovernor.gov/executive-orders. Effective Sunday, June 21, 2020 the wearing of face coverings by employees and customers will be required in all city facilities,  retail establishments, convenience stores, grocery stores, pharmacies, gyms, indoor sports or activity facilities, and medical offices. Additionally, these businesses will be required to post notice of these requirements at their entrances. (see more: COVID-19 Response)

 

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A FACE MASK MUST BE WORN TO ENTER THE COURT STARTING MAY 26, 2020                                                 Información en Español

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COVID-19 PUBLIC NOTICES FOR THE AVONDALE CITY COURT

 Due to the concern for the spread of COVID-19 in the general population, the Governor of the State of Arizona has declared a statewide emergency.  Below is the Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 2020-79 and the Avondale City Court Administrative Order No. 2020-005 authorizing limitations of court operations during a public health emergency.

 

Arizona Supreme Court Administrative Order No. 2020-79

AZ Supreme Court Adm. Order 2020-79

Avondale City Court Administrative Order No. 2020-005

 Avondale City Court AO 2020-004 Limited Court Operations Emergency Signed

OPEN COURT

Walk-ins are canceled until further notice.  Anyone contacting the Court regarding Open Court shall be directed to contact the Court by email, fax, or in writing to address their matter.

  • Court Email Address:   emailcitycourt@avondaleaz.gov
  • Court Fax No.:  623 333-0580
  • Court Mailing Address:  Avondale City Court, 11325 W Civic Center Drive, Avondale, AZ  85323

 

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The Avondale City Court is a court of limited jurisdiction.  That means it hears only certain types of cases.  It is part of the Arizona Sate Court System and operates under the authority of the Arizona Supreme Court.  

 

Types of Cases The Court Hears: 

  • Civil Traffic Tickets
  • Criminal Misdemeanors (Including Criminal Traffic Cases)
  • Orders of Protection
  • Injunctions against Harassment
  • Cases Involving the Avondale City Property Maintenance Code, Sanitation Code and Fire Code
  • Parking Tickets

Types of Case The Court Does Not Hear: 

  • Felony Criminal Cases
  • Small Claims Cases
  • Contract Disputes
  • Negligence Claims for Money Damages
  • Divorce, Child Custody, Child Visitation and Child Support Cases
  • Landlord/Tenant Disputes


If you need assistance with these types of cases, contact your local Small Claims Court, Justice Court or the Maricopa County Superior Court (View, the Links page for the information about how to contact these agencies).

 

 


Jury Duty

Answering the call for jury service from State Courts on Vimeo.