The Superior Court is the trial court of general jurisdiction for the State of Arizona and the judges hear cases which involve felony prosecutions, civil cases over $10,000, probate matters, marriage dissolutions and annulments, real property title and possession matters.

 Language Access Plan

 Language Access to Court Services Complaint Form

 Formulario de Reclamación por falta del debido acceso a los de Conocimiento Limitado del Idioma Inglés

Para buscar una versión en español de los formularios para el Tribunal Superior, favor de hacer clic en el enlace que aparece a continuación que le llevará al sitio de internet del Condado de Maricopa. Siga los enlaces para bajar el formulario que desee usar. Si baja la versión del formulario para Microsoft Word, usted va a poder cambiar el encabezado para que sea “Yavapai” en lugar de “Maricopa” antes de imprimir el formulario. NÓTESE que es posible que el Condado de Yavapai no acepte todos los formularios del Condado de Maricopa. Sitio de Internet del Condado de Maricopa 

La Suprema Corte de Arizona también ofrece ayuda a las personas con conocimiento limitado del inglés en  Esta página ofrece información sobre los servicios para trámites en los tribunales y proporciona enlaces a los formularios traducidos al español que están disponibles para todo el estado. En esta página de internet usted va a localizar otros formularios vitales que se están traduciendo ahora al español para otros tipos de casos y será actualizada con regularidad.

AZPOINT, the Arizona Protective Order Initiation and Notification Tool, has been designed to help you fill out a petition for an Order of Protection. Through an interview in AZPOINT, you can quickly and accurately fill out the forms that are needed to request an Order of Protection at an Arizona court. An Order of Protection is a court order that is issued to stop a person from committing domestic violence or from contacting other people protected by the order. The portal will also help you figure out whether you (the plaintiff) and the person from whom you are seeking protection (the defendant) have a qualifying relationship for an Order of Protection. Your information will be saved in AZPOINT for up to 90 days. At any time during this 90-day period, you may take the next step of filing your petition at an Arizona court. Until you file your petition at a court, you will be able to return to AZPOINT to update your information if necessary. 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. For more information, go to AZPOINT .

News & Announcements

Bowl For Kids Sake event on April 22

Please see the photos from our Bowl For Kids Sake event on April 22. The teams that bowled in the event on all 4 days raised a total of over $88,000, which surpassed their goal of $85,000. Congratulations to the Yavapai County teams, and special thanks to the team captains!!! More photos can be found at Read more

2023 Adoption Day

YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA – Another successful Adoption Day Event was held at the Juvenile Justice Center on May 12, 2023. Presiding Juvenile Court Judge, Anna Young, presided over the 11 adoption hearings. A balloon arch framed the courthouse entrance as families were greeted by Deputy Do Right, Batman, Dreamer, the miniature horse, and Cody, the balloon artist. Read more

Job Fair

Meet with department representatives to learn more about career opportunities. Candidates of all experience levels and industries are encouraged to attend. Dust off your resume and stop on by. Read more

Yavapai County Stand Down

The following services will be available to veterans:

Service Providers

Food Service

Yavapai County Health Services

Job Fair (Friday Only)

Veterans Court (Friday only. Pre-Registration required)

Clothing & Gear Distribution (Staturday only)


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News Release: Application Posted for an Anticipated Yavapai County Superior Court Opening

The Governor’s Office has announced they are now accepting applications for the anticipated judicial opening for the eighth division of the Superior Court in Yavapai County. You can view the Press Release here: Please feel free to share as you see fit.

PHOENIX- The Governor’s Office is accepting applications for an anticipated judicial opening on the Superior Court in Yavapai County. The Yavapai County Board of Supervisors voted on March 1, 2023 to petition Governor Hobbs to add an eighth division to the Superior Court in Yavapai County pursuant to Article VI, Section 10 of the Arizona Constitution and A.R.S. § 12-121. Governor Hobbs approved that request on April 5, for the new division to become effective July 1, 2023 contingent on the necessary budget appropriation.

The Governor’s Office will review applications and interview selected applicants for the position, and Governor Hobbs will appoint the new judge pursuant to Article VI, Section 12 of the Arizona Constitution.

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Criminal Justice Facility Video

Please take a moment and view the latest video about the new Criminal Justice Facility featuring our very own Judges Krista Carman and Debra Phelan. They did a great job in providing the community information on how the courts will utilize the new justice facility to improve and enhance our services to the citizens.

A big thank you to both of them!!

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NEWS RELEASE: Updated Release Regarding Superior Court Judge Celé Hancock

YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA – On Wednesday, March 22, 2023, Arizona Supreme Court Chief Justice Robert Brutinel issued Administrative Order No. 2023-55. Based on this order, all cases currently assigned to Division 5 of the Superior Court will be reassigned to judges in the Seasonal Pro Tem Division. Further, the Commission on Judicial Conduct will conduct any investigation it believes appropriate. Read more

News Release - Judge Celé Hancock

YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA – On Sunday, March 19, 2023, Yavapai County Superior Court Judge Celé Hancock was arrested by the Prescott Police Department for what is believed to be Super Extreme Driving Under the Influence. The Court has a duty to obtain as much information as possible about any criminal allegations related to its personnel. This process is no different for judges. We have begun gathering information and the Court will share more facts if and when they become available.
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Court Technology and Bailiff Job Openings

The Superior Court has a new grant funded position that will help make sure all the court technology is working correctly, particularly during jury trials and hearings. This position will troubleshoot and resolve tech issues as they occur. Please forward this post to anyone that may be interested.

We are also recruiting for a full-time bailiff that will be primarily assigned in the Verde Valley. Please feel free to forward this one as well.

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Mock Trial Event

On Saturday, March 4, 2023, 40 students from three high schools gathered at the Historic Prescott Courthouse to participate in the Regional Mock Trial Competition. Coconino High School joined local high schools Prescott High School and Bradshaw Mountain High School, and four mock trial teams presented their cases before Yavapai County Presiding Domestic Relations Judge Celé Hancock, Family Law Commissioner Joseph Goldstein, and Justices of the Peace Pro Tem Henry Whitmer and Josh Butner. Prescott Hight School was declared the regional winner and will be moving on to compete in the State Competition on March 25, 2023 in Phoenix. Great work to all participating students, and a big congratulations to PHS!


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YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA – The Yavapai County Superior Court Veterans Treatment Court is looking for veterans in the community to provide support, encouragement, and assistance to justice involved veterans. Read more

Yavapai County’s Veterans Treatment Court is looking for Veterans

Yavapai County’s Veterans Treatment Court is looking for Veterans to provide support, encouragement and assistance to Justice Involved Veterans.

The idea behind the mentor program is that “no Veteran is left behind”.

 Our Veterans Treatment Court is tapping into the unique aspects of military and veteran culture and using them to the benefit of the veteran. Our participants participate in the treatment court process with their fellow veterans, re-instilling the sense of camaraderie they felt while in the military.

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News Release: 9 Children Adopted at Yavapai Fall Adoption Day Event

Balloons, balloons and more balloons. It must be Adoption Day at the Juvenile Justice Center! Friday, November 18th was another festive day at the Juvenile Justice Center for children being adopted into their forever families.


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YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA – The Sedona City Council has had multiple discussions over the past several years with regards to relocating the court. The time has come, and we are announcing that the Sedona Magistrate Court will be moving to a new facility located at 221 Brewer Road, Sedona. Read more

News Release - Retirement of Chief John Morris

YAVAPAI COUNTY, ARIZONA – Chief John Morris retired on November 1, 2022, after 25 years of dedicated service to the Yavapai County Adult Probation Department. Mr. Morris was appointed as Chief Adult Probation Officer in August 2014, after holding several different positions within the Yavapai County Adult Probation Department, including Standard Field Officer, Treatment Coordinator, Drug Court Probation Officer, Adult Drug Court Coordinator, and as Supervisor over the Presentence Investigation Unit. Read more

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