Clerk of the Superior Court

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Administrative Order 2020-011

The Clerk of the Superior Court has prepared a guideline on how to file documents during the limited access to the courthouse (AO-2020-010) issued in May, 27 of 2020 by presiding Judge Thomas Fink.  Click here for more information.

El Actuario del Tribunal Superior ha preparado lineamientos para presentar documentos durante este tiempo de acceso limitado al tribunal (AO-2020-010) que entro en vigor el 27 de Mayo de 2020 por el Juez que preside la Corte Thomas Fink. 
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Administrative Order 2020-010

The Clerk of the Superior Court has prepared instructions on how to comply with Administrative Order 2020-010 issued by presiding Judge Thomas Fink limiting the physical access to court facilities as a result of the current COVID-19 pandemic click here for more information

El actuario del Tribunal Superior ha preparado instrucciones sobre cómo cumplir con la Orden Administrativa 2020-010 emitida por el Juez Thomas Fink que limita el acceso físico a las instalaciones del tribunal como resultado de la pandemia actual de COVID-19, haga clic aquí para obtener más información.

Clerk Function

The Clerk of the Superior Court, which the Arizona Constitution established as an elected official within each of the state's 15 counties, serves as the official record keeper and financial officer of the Superior Court. Arizona Revised Statutes, Supreme Court and Local Court Rules clearly define the duties and functions of the Clerk of the Superior Court. These functions include, but are not limited to:

Administrator of Court Records & Exhibits

All of the documents presented in a Superior Court case must be received, processed, secured and purged in accordance with certain statutory time constraints, archival standards and requirements. In this role the Clerk identifies the changing needs of various records management programs to ensure that the interest of the courts and the public are secured.

Fiduciary / Financial Officer of the Courts

As the court's fiduciary officer, the Clerk receives, records, invests and disburses all statutory fees, fines, reimbursements, restitution, and public / custodial trust funds as ordered by the court, utilizing innovative systems and technologies whenever feasible. This flow of funds is accomplished only through court order and statutory authorization.

Judicial & Quasi-Judicial Officer

The Clerk issues writs, subpoenas, wage assignments, and other court-related orders, serving in a quasi-judicial capacity. The Santa Cruz County Clerk of the Court has been appointed as the county's Probate Registrar and performs limited judicial functions in association with that appointment. In accordance with A.R.S. 21-131, the Presiding Judge has appointed the Clerk as the Jury Commissioner for Santa Cruz County.

Ex-Officio Clerk of the Court

The Clerk's presence at all court sessions is required by statute to receive and record court documents and exhibits, thereby establishing an independent record of court proceedings. In this role, the Clerk is responsible for ensuring proper documentation of court action, as well as public access to court records.

Elected Departmental Administrator

As the elected administrator of a court department, the Clerk has the responsibility to establish office policies, budgets, and procedures in accordance with the governing guidelines and policies of the Superior Court, the Supreme Court and Santa Cruz County.

Mission Statement

To accomplish the prompt and orderly disposition of the business of the court as required by law. As the "gatekeeper" of the court, it is our mission to provide the public with the highest quality, efficient and effective service, while causing as little inconvenience as humanly possible, thus saving the public valuable time and energy

AZTurbo Court
The State of Arizona provides each Superior Court with the following TurboCourt forms for ease of use in Family Law cases.  Need forms for Separation or a Divorce?  Generate and print forms by completing an intelligent questionnaire through TurboCourt (for a $15.00 fee) for the following:

  • Start a dissolution of marriage/divorce case
  • Start a legal separation case
  • Respond to a dissolution of marriage/divorce case
  • Respond to a legal separation case
  • Create a Parenting Plan
  • Request findings of fact and conclusions of law before the trial of an existing family law case.  (Arizona Rules of Family Law Procedure, Rule 82)
  • Request a dissolution of marriage/divorce decree
  • Request a legal separation decree
  • Request an entry of default

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