The Clerk of the Superior Court is the official record keeper and financial officer for the Superior Court. The duties of the Clerk are prescribed by the Arizona Revised Statutes and include maintaining files for all civil, domestic, criminal, juvenile and probate cases, keeping minutes of court proceedings, issuing writs and warrants, collecting fees and fines, issuing marriage licenses, and accepting passport applications. In Cochise County, the Clerk is also the Probate Registrar and the Jury Commissioner.
Office hours are Monday – Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., excluding holidays. NO PAYMENTS ARE ACCEPTED AFTER 4:30 P.M.
♦ EFFECTIVE JUNE 1, 2020, FACE COVERINGS MUST BE WORN IN THE COURTHOUSE AND COURT OFFICES. A PARTIR DEL 1ro DE JUNIO DE 2020 ES OBLIGATORIO USAR CUBREBOCAS O MÁSCARAS PROECTORAS EN EL TRIBUNAL Y EN LAS OFICINAS JUDICIALES. Please click here for more information; click here to view the Administrative Order 2020-79.
♦ EFFECTIVE AUGUST 17, 2020, we are no longer accepting emailed pleadings, per LOCAL Administrative Order 2020-17.
♦ Electronic filing of subsequent documents in criminal and juvenile delinquency cases is now available in eFileAZ. E-filing has now been expanded to family law and guardianship/probate case types. Pleadings can now be submitted through TurboCourt. Electronic filing in Family Law, Probate, Criminal, and Juvenile Delinquency Cases is not mandatory at this time. Click here for more information, including how to register for an account in eFileAZ and training options. The Clerk’s Office no longer accepts emailed documents for filing in any case types.
If you are qualified to serve as trial juror, you will be summoned with not less than ten (10) days notice of the date, time, and place to report; please check your summons for the DIVISION and DATE you were called to appear. DO NOT REPORT UNTIL SUMMONED. You are on call for a six-month period OR until you served on a trial during this period. An average trial lasts from two to five days. Superior Court jurors are selected from a compiled list of names from Cochise County voter registration and Motor Vehicle Division. Click here for more details on Jury Duty Information.
Electronic filing is available for certain case types. Click here for more information, including how to register for an account and to access training options. To register, please visit the Arizona Judicial Branch Statewide eFiling System. For filing fees that are not automatically assessed by eFileAZ, they must be paid directly to the Clerk’s office, no later than 5:00 pm the next business day (language from AO). These fees can be paid in person (no personal checks) or through Point and Pay, which will assess a small fee for each transaction.
As part of our commitment to provide citizens with efficient, convenient service, the Cochise County Clerk of the Superior Court has partnered with "Point & Pay" to offer payment of a variety of services over the Internet. Click here to go to the payment center. PLEASE NOTE: Point & Pay charges a convenience fee for this service, which is presented for your review, before your payment is submitted. Please bring or mail your filing fees to the local courthouse location. We accept filing fees for Family Law cases ONLY.
AZPOINT is the Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool. It has been designed to help you fill out a petition 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. Click here for more information about AZPOINT.
eAccess provides convenient online access to case data and documents for the public, attorneys, government users, the media, and litigants. The eAccess web portal also offers the ability to view copies of court records and purchase electronically certified documents. To learn more about eAccess, visit www.azcourts.gov/eaccess. To view court data or documents on eAccess, follow the instructions to register online at https://azcourtdocs.gov.
Passport application forms are available at our Bisbee and Sierra Vista office locations. View the Passport Fee Schedule here. Passport applications are accepted Monday through Friday, from 8:00 a.m. until 4:00 p.m; no appointment is necessary. For online application forms and information on passport fees or requirements, please visit the U.S. Department of State website, www.travel.state.gov.
A marriage license costs $83.00, payable by cash, money order, VISA or MasterCard. Both parties must appear in person with a valid form of government issued identification (i.e., driver’s license, ID card, passport). The age of legal consent is 18. If either or both parties are 16 or 17 years old, the consent of at least one of their parents or guardians is required. There is no residency requirement, no blood test, or waiting period is required. A marriage license is valid for 12 months from date of issuance and can be used anywhere in the State of Arizona. You must make your own arrangements for the marriage ceremony. After the ceremony, the signed marriage license must be returned to the Clerk’s Office within 30 days to be recorded. You can bring the license to one of our offices or mail it to Clerk of the Superior Court, PO Box CK, Bisbee, Arizona 85603.
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 outstandingdebt 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 "Point and Pay" link in the list above.
FARE Payment Options:
- Online at http://www.azcourtpay.com/
- By phone – call 1-866-859-2527
- In person at 100 Quality Hill, Bisbee, AZ 85603 or 100 Colonia de Salud, Sierra Vista, AZ 85635
- Mail in money order or cashiers check to 100 Quality Hill, PO Drawer CK, Bisbee, AZ 85603
- Pay with cash at your local CVS, Family Dollar, 7-11, or other retail stores with PayNearMe. Click here for more information.
For additional information visit Arizona Code of Judicial Administration (ACJA) § 5-205.