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Frequently Asked Questions

I have an old ticket - how do I get my license back?

I have a warrant, what do I do?

What are your hours?

Where are you located?

What do I need to bring to Court?

Where do I go to pay my fine?

When is my court date?

Can you give me legal advice?

How do I get a refund on my bond?

There is a warrant out for my arrest, what do I do?

When am I scheduled for Defensive Driving School? Where do I have to report for the Defensive Driving School?

How do I get a continuance for my Defensive Driving Class?

I went to the Defensive Driving School, now what happens?

How do I get protection from my violent spouse or partner?

Can I stop threats from my neighbor/acquaintance/coworker, etc.?

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I have an old ticket - how do I get my license back?

 

If you are local, you may pay in person, online, phone, or by mail. All necessary addresses/numbers are available from the web site you accessed to send this message. If you are from out of town, you may pay online, by phone, or by mail. Personal checks are not accepted for cases in default. Those appearing in person are issued a court abstract to take to MVD; those paying online, by phone, or by mail must rely on an automated process between the court and MVD. Reinstatement fees will be due to Arizona MVD. In some instances, you may qualify to pay one half of your case to obtain your license and a payment plan for the balance. In other cases, the entire balance must be paid. To determine which is applicable in your instance, you need to appear in person or contact the court by phone.

 

 

 

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I have a warrant, what do I do?

 

Defendants residing within the state of Arizona are expected to appear in person at Tucson City Court to satisfy warrants issued by this court. Warrant Court is in session each Monday through Thursday. In order to be seen in the morning session, defendants must report to the Public Service lobby, Room 104 no later than 10:30 AM on the date to be seen. In order to be seen in the afternoon session, defendants must report to the Public Service lobby no later than 3:30 PM on the date to be seen. Warrant Court is not in session on Friday, and the court reserves the option of canceling/closing a session prior to the above times due to overcrowding or court scheduling conflicts.

 

If you live outside of the area, you need to make a written request to a judge for action on the case. Please list any identifying information on your request such as full name and DOB.

 

Our address is:

 

Tucson City Court
PO Box 27210
Tucson, AZ 85726-7210    

 

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What are your hours?

 

 

The building is open Monday - Friday 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. To be issued a number for service in the Public Service lobby, you need to be at court by 4:30 PM. The majority of individuals making requests for information, payments, requesting extensions, or presenting documents need to be seen in this Public Service lobby.

 

 

 

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Where are you located?

 

Tucson City Court

103 E. Alameda

Tucson, Arizona 85701

 

 

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What do I need to bring to Court?

 

  • Proper Identification (Driver license, Arizona ID)

  • Copy of citation

  • Appearance letter or court documents

  • Any receipts regarding your case – bond receipts, payment receipts, etc.

  • Any documents which prove compliance with judicial orders and/or sentencing.

  • Money or credit card (VISA, MasterCard, Discover) to pay for fines and fees.

  • Note: Personal checks will not be accepted for cases in default or warrant status.

  • Do not use any nicknames or alias; use the same spelling as listed on documents related to the case and ensure spelling listed on documents is correct; if they are not, advise the Court.

  • Provide the Court with your current address.

  • Appropriate dress is required. Shoes and shirt are required.

  • WARNING: If you fail to appear in Court as promised, you may be arrested and punished by JAIL AND/OR A FINE.

 

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Where do I go to pay my fine?

 

Tucson City Court

103 E. Alameda

Tucson, Arizona 85701

 

 

To pay by mail, refer to the above address. Credit card payments are also accepted by phone and online (VISA, MasterCard and Discover).

 

 

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When is my court date?

 

Refer to the citation, court document, court web site, or call Court Information at (520) 791-4216.

 

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Can you give me legal advice?

 

Please refer to the section on Legal Information.

 

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How do I get a refund on my bond?

 

 

Once authorized by a judge, refunds are mailed within 30 days of the judicial order.

 

 

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There is a warrant out for my arrest, what do I do?

 

Please refer to the section on Active Warrants.

 

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When am I scheduled for Defensive Driving School? Where do I have to report for the Defensive Driving School?

 

 

Please refer to the envelope you received from the Police Officer for class information and location; call the school with whom you registered.

 

 

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How do I get a continuance for my Defensive Driving Class?

 

 

You must appear in court at the Public Services Lobby, 103 E. Alameda, to request a "motion for extension".

 

 

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I went to the Defensive Driving School, now what happens?

 

 

When you complete the class at an Arizona Supreme Court certified school, the school notifies the court of your completion and the charge is not reported to MVD. For further questions, call the Court at (520) 791-4216.

 

 

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How do I get protection from my violent spouse or partner?

 

Request an Order of Protection. Call Court Information at (520)791-4971 or come to the Court at 103 E. Alameda, 1st floor, Room 119. Orders are issued Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM. After normal business hours, please call Emerge at (520) 881-7201. Additionally, emergency orders of protection are available after normal business hours – Dial 911.

 

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Can I stop threats from my neighbor/acquaintance/coworker, etc.?

 

Request an Injunction Against Harassment. Call (520) 791-4971 or come to Court at 103 E. Alameda, 1st floor, Room 108, Monday through Friday between 8 AM and 4 PM.

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