Tucson City Court Expands Operations and Starts Night Court

Tucson City Court last night, June 4, began Night Court sessions. Each evening, Monday through Thursday, there will be two or three court sessions that will run as late as 8 p.m. While no end date for this program has been determined, it is expected to be a temporary measure to maintain social distancing while reducing the backlog of cases.

In addition, the court’s walk-up window has been operating for several weeks and diverted thousands of people from entering the building. The walk-up window will remain operational while Night Court is in progress.

Over the past few months, the court has limited in-person appearances and taken other steps to advance social distancing and public safety. These pandemic related measures have led to a case backlog. The court is developing several approaches to reduce in-person court appearances.