The mission of this court is to assist individuals in resolving legal disputes, to protect the rights of all individuals who are before the court, to impose and enforce proper sanctions against those who are found to have violated the law, and to accomplish all these duties in a manner which will instill the public's confidence in the judicial system.
Effective June 1, 2020 Bowie Justice Court is open to the public and will be following the guidelines listed below:
Changes to In-Person Court Practices
In the interest of public safety, certain limitations and changes in court practices are necessary.
If you refuse to cooperate with the new court practices, you will not be allowed to enter or remain in the courthouse.
You are required to notify the court prior to appearing at the courthouse, of any COVID-19 diagnosis, symptoms, or expose notification by public health authorities and to make alternative arrangements to attend proceedings.
Use these instructions only if you have received a collections notice. The Fines/Fees and Restitution Enforcement (FARE) Program is a statewide initiative of the Arizona Judicial branch. Courts are given the ability to assign outstanding debt associated to civil traffic, criminal traffic and criminal violations. The program is a public/private partnership between the Administrative Office of the Courts, the Motor Vehicle Division, Arizona Department of Revenue and a private vendor. For all other fines/fees and restitution payments, click the "AZPoint" link in the list below. FARE Payment Online at http://www.azcourtpay.com/ or By phone – call 1-866-859-2527
Pay Tickets / Payment Orders / Contact Court / Request Continuance
For questions, please call 1-844-279-8430.
All major credit and debit cards accepted online
Payments are accepted for:
- Civil traffic violations - If payment occurs after the initial appearance date a $40.00 Time Payment Fee is to be added to the payment. If your driver's license has been suspended, the court needs to be contacted for instructions.
- Payment schedules - Only payments for payment schedules granted by the court are acceptable.
Payments cannot be rendered for:
- Civil traffic violations §ARS 28-4135A,B,C - The court needs to be contacted for information.
- Outstanding warrants - No bonds can be posted using web payments.
- Scheduled trials or pre-trials.
- No partial payments - Unless the court initiated a written payment schedule.
- Civil traffic violations for juveniles - Approval from the court needs to be obtained prior to payment.
If you are required to pay fines, penalties, fees or other financial obligations as a result of a citation and you are unable to pay, bring this to the attention of court staff or the judge as payment over time or other alternatives may be available. Do not ignore the citation and the 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.
AZPOINT, the Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool, has been designed to help you fill out a petition for an Order of Protection. Through an interview in AZPOINT, you can quickly and accurately fill out the forms that are needed to request an Order of Protection at an Arizona court. An Order of Protection is a court order that is issued to stop a person from committing domestic violence or from contacting other people protected by the order. The portal will also help you figure out whether you (the plaintiff) and the person from whom you are seeking protection (the defendant) have a qualifying relationship for an Order of Protection. You are encouraged to speak to a victim advocate before you file your petition. An advocate can help you make a safety plan and give you more information about how an Order of Protection works and how it will be served on the defendant. For more information, click here to go to AZPOINT.