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To our Valued Customers:

Beginning June 19, 2017, the Avondale City Court will be switching to a new case management system. This switch over will take approximately two to three weeks, to include training for staff. During this transition, customers may experience extended wait times at the court.

Mondays are anticipated to be our busiest day of the week. Please give yourself additional time if you are doing business with the court.

We regret any inconvenience to you, and will do our utmost to process your case as quickly as possible.

Thank you for your patience.

Abril Ruiz Ortega

Court Administrator



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).