SUPERIOR COURT FILING FEES

Effective August 25, 2004

HB 2128, Chapter 3

The filing fee schedules offered through this web page reflect the state fees established by statute.  Please check with the specific court for additional local fees.


A.R.S.
12-284
CLASS

SERVICE BASE FEE DOC. STORAGE FUND (1) SPOUSAL MAINT ENF ENHANCE FUND (2) CONCIL. COURT FUND (3) DOM.REL. ED/MED. FUND (4) AZ LENGTHY TRIAL FUND (5)

TOTAL

CIVIL

A Complaint or petition $115.00 $15.00       $15.00 $145.00
B Answer or initial appearance 61.00 15.00       15.00 91.00
B Separate answer (jury eligible) 61.00 15.00       15.00 91.00
B Separate answer (non-jury eligible) 61.00 15.00         76.00
A Petition to take deposition 115.00 15.00         130.00
A Petition for stay or special action 115.00 15.00         130.00
A Petition for change of name 115.00 15.00         130.00
A Filing a process server application 115.00           115.00
  Filing registrar's orders (A.R.S. 32-1166.06) N/C            
A Filing Intervenor 115.00 15.00       15.00 145.00
A Additional plaintiffs 115.00 15.00       15.00 145.00
B Additional defendants 61.00 15.00       15.00 91.00
A Foreign judgment 115.00 15.00         130.00
B Garnishee's contesting garnishment 61.00 15.00         76.00
  Answer of garnishee-defendant N/C            
E Change of venue transmittal fee 18.00           18.00
E Change of venue for jurisdiction (A.R.S. 12-404) plaintiff petitioner pays fee 18.00           18.00
A Change of venue to this county 115.00 15.00         130.00
B O.S.C. - to appear and do one or more of the following:
  1. Request affirmative or counter relief;
  2. Attacks process of proceedings;
  3. Takes other affirmative action
61.00 $15.00         76.00
B Notice of appeal filing fee (except under A.R.S. 12-2107) 61.00           61.00
B Cross-appeal filing fee by appellee except under A.R.S. 12-2107, 12-1809 & 13-3602) 61.00           61.00
A Tax court case 115.00 15.00         130.00
E Civil traffic appeal 18.00 15.00         33.00

DOMESTIC RELATIONS
C Petition for dissolution of marriage 91.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     176.00
D Response or initial appearance in dissolution 46.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     131.00
C Petition for legal separation 91.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     176.00
D Response or initial appearance in legal separation 46.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     131.00
C Petition for annulment 91.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     176.00
D Response to petition for annulment 46.00 15.00 5.00 65.00     131.00
G Order of protection N/C            
E Change of venue transmittal fee 18.00           18.00
E Change of venue to another county on section (A.R.S. 12-404) transmittal fee 18.00           18.00
A Change of venue to this county (except under A.R.S. 25-502(G)) 115.00 15.00   65.00     195.00
G Injunction against harassment N/C            
C Petition for domestic relations case for which a fee is not specifically prescribed: foreign judgment for custody; establish support/custody. 91.00 15.00         106.00
D Response to domestic relations case for which a fee is not specifically prescribed: foreign judgment; establish support/custody 46.00 15.00         61.00
C Petition for maternity or paternity cases 91.00 15.00   65.00     171.00
D Response for maternity or paternity cases 46.00 15.00   65.00     126.00
C Voluntary paternity; Clerk creates order of paternity 91.00 15.00   65.00     171.00
D Postadjudication petitions in domestic relations cases (6) 46.00       15.00   61.00
  (Seventy-five percent remitted to county treasurer for deposit in Expedited child support & parenting time fund est. In A.R.S. 25-412)              
D Postadjudication transfer in cases to establish or modify child support (7) 46.00       15.00   61.00
  (Seventy-five percent remitted to county treasurer for deposit in Expedited child support & parenting time fund est. In A.R.S. 25-412)              
MISCELLANEOUS
G Petition or application for adoption N/C            
G Petition or application for adoption on a child who is a current ward of the court in the care, custody and control of DES N/C            
G Contested adoption N/C            
E Issuance of any writ 18.00           18.00
G Marriage license (Includes covenant marriages) 50.00           50.00
E Certified copy of marriage license or application 18.00           18.00
E Notary public, oath & bond 18.00           18.00
G Notary services 5.00           5.00
G Small claims tax case 15.00 15.00         30.00
G Postage & handling 5.00           5.00
F Copies (other than photographic of papers & records on appeal); civil & criminal case with privately retained counsel; or documents from record, per page. 0.50           0.50
F Photographic copies per page (includes appeals) 0.50           0.50
E Certificate of correctness of copy of record 18.00           18.00
F Comparison fee, per page (documents furnished by party) 0.50           0.50
E Exemplification per certification (2 seals @ $18/ea) 36.00           36.00
E Authentication per certification (3 seals @ $18/ea) 54.00           54.00
E Certification of official capacity of notary public / justice of the peace 18.00           18.00
E Certificate of clerk to any matter in clerk's record not specifically provided 18.00           18.00
E Payment history report 18.00           18.00
E Filing transcript and docketing judgment from any court 18.00           18.00
E Demand for notice, filing paper, or performing any act for which a specific fee is not provided by statute 18.00           18.00
E For services performed by the clerk that becomes part of a case or matter of record in the office of the clerk 18.00           18.00
E Issuance of each subpoena in civil cases 18.00           18.00
E Seal a court file 18.00           18.00
E Reopen a court file 18.00           18.00
G Stop payment on a check 10.00           10.00
E Reel of film/Alpha index per year (plus per page fee below) 18.00           18.00
F Alpha index per page 0.50           0.50
E Research in locating document (per year/source researched) 18.00           18.00
E Power of attorney 18.00           18.00
E Retrieve bank records 18.00           18.00
E Certification under one document certification 18.00           18.00
PROBATE, CONSERVATORSHIP, GUARDIANSHIP & FIDUCIARY
E Court controlled trust accounts; charge for each individual action performed 18.00           18.00
C Petition in formal testacy or appointment proceeding 91.00 15.00         106.00
C Application for informal probate or informal appointment 91.00 15.00         106.00
C Petition for supervised administration 91.00 15.00         106.00
C Petition to appoint guardian 91.00 15.00         106.00
C Petition to appoint conservator or make protective order 91.00 15.00         106.00
C Single estate application or petition under Title 14, Chapter 3 (A.R.S. 14-3938) 91.00 15.00         106.00
C Opposing petition in testacy, or appointment proceedings or appointment of guardianship/conservatorship 91.00 15.00         106.00
D Any person opposing contested petition if no prior payment 46.00 15.00         61.00
C Petition for transfer of real property by affidavit (A.R.S. 14-3971(F)) 91.00 15.00         106.00
D Postjudgment activities in probate cases 46.00 15.00         61.00
TRANSFER FROM JUSTICE COURTS
A Appellant (except under A.R.S. 12-1809 & 13-3602) 115.00 15.00         130.00
B Appellee (except under A.R.S. 12-1809 & 13-3602) 61.00 15.00         76.00
A Ownership of real property becomes issue (Plaintiff / Appellant) 115.00 15.00       15.00 145.00
B Ownership of real property becomes an issue (Defendant) 61.00 15.00       15.00 91.00
B Jurisdiction exceeded appellee (within 20 days of filing) 61.00 15.00         76.00
(1) Pursuant to A.R.S. 12-284.01, assess a fee of no more than $15 on filing or appearance fees for the Document Storage and Retrieval Fund.
(2) Pursuant to A.R.S. 12-289, charge and collect a $5 surcharge for each filing of a petition or an answer for annulment, dissolution of marriage or legal separation for the Spousal Maintenance Enforcement Enhancement Fund.
(3) Pursuant to A.R.S. 12-284(E), in each county where the superior court has established a conciliation court, the petitioner and respondent shall pay an additional $65.
(4) Pursuant to A.R.S. 12-284(C), assess a $15 surcharge on each postadjudication petition filing in a domestic relations case for the Domestic Relations Education and Mediation Fund.
(5) Pursuant to A.R.S. 12-115, assess a $15 fee on all civil complaints, answers to civil complaint and motions to intervene in civil actions.
(6) Pursuant to A.R.S. 25-504:
Subsection M "...a fee shall not be charged to a person who files a request to terminate an order of assignment if an employer is making deductions on multiple assignments for an obligation for the same minor children."
Subsection O "...a fee shall not be charged to a party filing a stipulation concerning satisfaction of support obligations."
(7) Pursuant to A.R.S. 25-502(G), the party who petitioned for transfer must pay the postadjudication fee prescribed in A.R.S. 12-284(A), class D to the county to which the proceeding is being transferred.
NOTE:   Fee to convert an existing marriage to a covenant marriage - courts are advised to charge the $18 minimum clerk fee Demand for notice, filing paper, or performing any act for which a specific fee is not provided by statute.

Revised 7/7/04