Tucson City Court
- Alternatives to Incarceration
- Mental Health Diversion
- Mental Health Monitored Probation
- Video Review Hearings
To obtain copies of City Court records, complete the records request form which is available at the Public Service Information Booth or on the web.
Purpose - State the purpose for obtaining these records (i.e., INS, pre-employment background check, MVD, Probation, Personal Information).
Type of request - Uncertified copies, certified copies, printout of case, or violation letter.
To obtain court summary of active and/or terminated files - Submit a request for a violation letter. Information included in a violation letter: date of incident/violation date, charge(s), sentence or warrant/default status, final disposition.
For copies of criminal violations only - Indicate "criminal charges only".
Processing time - Copies of records are completed in order of receipt of request within three to five business days (requests for cases terminated more than one year, may delay the response time).
Notification - Upon completion of your request, you will be notified of court costs that are due at time of receipt. Completed requests may be picked up at 103 E. Alameda, Public Services Lobby, Room 103. Please do not attempt to pick up your request unless you have received a call from the court.
Court retention of records - Per Arizona State Law, Limited Jurisdiction Courts retain civil traffic and parking cases one year after file termination date (this is the date that the case was finalized-dismissed, paid in full, time served, etc.), before destruction of file.
Court retention of criminal records - Criminal misdemeanor, criminal traffic, and city ordinance cases are retained for five years after termination date (this is the date a case was finalized-dismissed, paid in full, time served, etc.), before destruction of the file. DUI and criminal DV cases are now retained seven years after termination date.
Court retention of orders of protection records - Protection Orders/Harassment Injunctions may be on file six months to five years, depending upon initiation date of when order was filed. Electronic records may be available if the hard copy is not on file.
Per ARS #22-404 Class E & F Court Fees: Research and Locate Fee: $17.00 per case. Minimum Clerk Fee: $17.00 per case.
Beginning May 3, 2010, a revised Record Request Fee policy will be implemented. The fees assessed are outlined below.
Research/Locate Fee - $17.00
Clerk Fee - $17.00
Certification Fee - $1.00 per copy
To File A Record Request
Record Requests must be submitted in writing. On your request, if you are not using the form provided by the Court, be sure to include your name, docket number, address, telephone number and a detailed description of what is needed. You may obtain the record request form here.
Processing of Record Request
Most record requests will be processed within 3 to 5 business days. You will receive a phone call notifying you that the request is completed. Pickup your completed requests at the Information Booth in Public Services.
Methods of Payment
Methods of payment accepted by the Court are cash, money order, MasterCard, Visa, Discover, Cashier’s checks or pre-printed personal checks.