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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

The mission of the Casa Grande City Court is to guarantee the fair and impartial administration of justice, to uphold the rights of all parties, and to treat all persons with respect and dignity.

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.

Pay a 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 here.

You can also 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 to the following address:

Casa Grande City Court
375 E. 9th Street
Casa Grande, AZ 85122

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.

Protective Orders

Protective orders are designed to prohibit a specific person from coming near your home, work site, school, or other locations as listed on the order. Protective orders cannot guarantee your safety, but they can provide you with legal recourse if the person violates the order. The City Court does not charge a filing fee for any protective order.

Protective orders cannot resolve landlord/tenant disputes and cannot change child custody or visitation orders.

If you are or will be involved in a legal action related to divorce, separation, paternity, child support, custody, or visitation, you must file your petition for a protective order with the Superior Court.

There are two types of protective orders:

Order of Protection

  • An Order of Protection is issued against a specific person who has committed an act of domestic violence against you or who may commit an act of domestic violence against you.
  • You may qualify for an Order of Protection if you and the defendant are married or were married in the past, if you live together or lived together in the past, if you have a child in common, if one of you is pregnant by the other, or if one of you is a parent, stepparent, grandparent, sibling, or in-law of the other.

Injunction Against Harassment

  • An Injunction Against Harassment is issued against a specific person who has committed a series of acts of harassment against you personally.
  • You should request an Injunction Against Harassment if you do not have a relationship with the defendant that meets the requirements of an Order of Protection.

A protective order becomes valid when it has been served, and it expires one year after the date of service. If the order has not been served after one year, it automatically expires.

The defendant has the right to contest the protective order at any time before it expires. If the defendant requests dismissal or modification of the protective order, the Court will set a hearing within 10 days. You will receive notice of the hearing. If you fail to appear at the hearing, the protective order may be dismissed.

General Guidelines for Trials and Hearings

Click here to view all of the General Guidelines for All Trials and Hearings, including specific guidelines for jury trials.

The purpose of these guidelines is not to micromanage, but to establish clear expectations that will ease preparations for the parties and ensure a process that is smooth, fair, and efficient. If you have a suggestion to improve the operation of this Court, please let us know.

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 authority to reschedule a court appearance or excuse a failure to appear. If you need advice, you must contact an attorney.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 you 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.

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.

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.

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.

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, call (888) 334-5565 or visit www.azdrive.com.

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.

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 here.

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.

City Court News and Updates

Protection Order Resources

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