Municipal Court


The Paradise Valley Municipal Court is the independent judicial branch of the Town government. The Judges are appointed by the Town Council. The Hearing Officers are appointed by the Presiding Judge.

The Court is a limited jurisdiction court operating within the Arizona Court System. The Court adjudicates all criminal misdemeanors, code violations, traffic violations, and certain juvenile offenses that occurred within the Town’s limits.

Upon petition to the Court, protective orders may be obtained from the Court. The Court issues protective orders in cases of domestic violence and harassment. The incident need not have occurred within the Town to qualify for a protective order to be issued from this Court.

Notice to Defendant

If you are required to pay fines, penalties, fees or other financial obligations as a result of a judgement of this court and you are unable to pay, bring this information to the attention of court staff or the judge because payments over time or other alternatives may be available. Do not ignore your responsibility to pay, as this may result in additional penalties and costs to you. For more information, contact the court or an attorney.

Si a usted se le exige pagar multas, sanciones, cuotas u otras obligaciones económicas como resultado de una sentencia en este tribunal y no puede pagarlas, avíseles o al personal del tribunal o al juez de su situación porque puede ser posible pagar a plazos o puede existir otra opción. No haga caso omiso de su responsabilidad de pagar, el cual le podría generar nuevas sanciones y costas. Para obtener más información, póngase en contacto con el tribunal o un abogado.

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