Maricopa County Courts

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Court Location Area
Tolleson Arizona 85353
Avondale Arizona 85323
Buckeye Arizona 85326
El Mirage Arizona 85335
Glendale Arizona 85301
Goodyear Arizona 85338
Litchfield Park Arizona 85340
Surprise Arizona 85374
Phoenix Arizona 85009
Phoenix Arizona 85031
Surprise Arizona 85374
Peoria Arizona 85345
Surprise Arizona 85374
Surprise Arizona 85374
Surprise Arizona 85374
Surprise Arizona 85374
Tolleson Arizona 85353
Phoenix Arizona 85003
Buckeye Arizona 85326
Youngtown Arizona 85363

What is a court?

Courts are government institutions that administer justice in criminal and civil matters. They're mediated by one or more judges, magistrates or justices who have been appointed or elected.

Courts rely on an adversarial system of justice, which is intended to resolve disputes with fair and impartial outcomes. Their primary purpose is to decide questions of law and determine facts. Attorneys for each side present arguments and introduce evidence to support their arguments.

In some court cases, the final judgment is handed down by a jury of citizens chosen through a selection process. In other cases, a judge makes the final ruling. Cases may be heard in criminal court, civil court, or appellate court.