The Casa Grande City Court presides over cases involving misdemeanors, petty offenses, and civil violations, including traffic and City ordinances. The court also issues orders of protection and injunctions against harassment.
City Court Mission Statement
We are fair and impartial. We uphold the rights of all parties. We treat all persons with respect and dignity.
Language Services Available
If you do not speak English, are hearing impaired, or require any other form of special accommodation, please let a Court employee know so that appropriate arrangements can be made before your court appearance.
Language services are available for non-English speaking persons.
Ofrecemos servicios de interpretation y traduccion para las personas que no hablan ingles.
You are not allowed to use electronic devices to photograph, record, or broadcast anything occurring within the courtroom or any individuals otherwise in the courthouse without consent. Violation of this Rule may result in a contempt of court citation and confiscation and review of your electronic devices. Rule 122.1, Rules of the Supreme Court of AZ
- Who can I talk to about helping me with my case?
Court staff may be able to give you information about your case, but they are not lawyers and cannot give you legal advice. By law, it is illegal for them to advise you about how to handle a case. Court staff does not have the authority to reschedule a court appearance or excuse a failure to appear. If you need advice, you must contact an attorney.
- Can I write a letter to a judge?
Yes, but you must file any written communication with the clerk, and you must provide copies to the prosecutor. Written communication must include your name and case number. You must clearly state what you want the court to do and why it should be done. If your motion is properly filed, the prosecutor will be allowed ten days to file a response, and the court will rule within a reasonable time after that.
- Can I talk to a judge about my case?
No. Judges are not allowed to talk directly with litigants, witnesses, friends, or family members about a pending case or a situation that might result in litigation. Ethical rules require judges to make sure that both parties are present, with their lawyers, before discussing a case.
- What can I do if I have a warrant for my arrest?
Any motion to quash a warrant must be filed in writing. Alternatively, you may surrender yourself to the court and ask to be scheduled for an initial appearance. Please note that you may be required to post a bond. Court employees have no authority to quash a warrant for failure to appear.
- What can I do if there is a default judgment against me in a civil traffic case?
If a default judgment is entered against you, your license will be suspended and you will be required to pay a civil penalty in order to reinstate your license. Any request to set aside a default judgment must be filed in writing and must show good cause.
- What can I do if I cannot make it on time for a court appearance?
If you need to reschedule a court appearance, you must file a motion to reschedule at least ten business days before the scheduled court date. Please note that if your motion is not granted, you will be required to appear as scheduled. If you file a motion to reschedule later than ten days before your scheduled date, you might risk a warrant (in criminal cases) or a default (on civil charges) if you fail to appear. Please note that court employees have no authority to reschedule a court date.
- What happens if I fail to appear on my court date?
If you have been charged with a civil traffic violation, a default judgment will be entered against you and your license will be suspended. If your case involves criminal charges, a warrant will be issued for your arrest. Please note that court employees have no authority to excuse a failure to appear.
- When is my next court date?
Keeping track of your court dates is up to you. However, if you have forgotten your court date, court staff may be able to provide that information if you know your case number. If you do not remember your case number, court staff might be able to help you find it. However, in some cases it may be difficult to find your case, such as if there is an error in the spelling of your name. It is always best to keep your case number handy.
- Do I have to report a change of address?
Yes. If you have any pending cases with the Casa Grande City Court, it is your responsibility to keep your address current. If you fail to provide the Court with the appropriate contact information, you may not receive notification regarding your case. This could result in a warrant being issued for your arrest, or a default judgment being entered against you.
- What if I need special accommodations, such as an interpreter or a hearing device?
If you do not speak English, are hearing impaired, or require any other form of special accommodation, please let a Court employee know so that we can make appropriate arrangements before your court appearance.
- How do I attend defensive driving school for a traffic ticket?
Defensive driving school must be completed at least seven (7) days prior to the court date on your traffic ticket. To locate a school near you, visit AZ Drive or call 888-334-5565.
- If I have to pay a fine, when do I need to pay it?
Fines are typically due on the date they are imposed. If you are unable to pay in full, you may apply for a payment contract and you may be subject to a credit check to determine your ability to pay. If you are granted a payment contract, a time payment fee of $20 and a court security fee of $20 will be added to your total fine.
- How do I pay a ticket or fine?
You can make payments in person at the Casa Grande City Court at any time during normal business hours. The Court accepts payments in cash, money order, cashier's check, Visa, and MasterCard.
You can also make payments online.
You can leave your payment in the form of a money order or cashier's check in the Court's drop box, located on the wall to the right of the main entrance to the Casa Grande City Court. Please include the Defendant's name and case number on the payment. Do not leave personal checks or cash in the drop box.
You can mail your payment to the Court in the form of a money order or cashier's check. Please include the Defendant's name and case number on any payment by mail. Do not mail personal checks or cash to the Court. If you would like a receipt for your payment by mail, you must include a stamped, self-addressed envelope with your payment, and the receipt will be remitted to you by mail.