Once you have made a plea or have been found guilty or responsible of a violation, you have an obligation to pay your fines and fees.  If you cannot afford to pay the full amount on the day of sentencing, you may request a time payment plan in person at the court.

Determining What You Owe

To determine the total amount due on a civil citation, refer to the Bond Card for more information.

If you are not sure of the violation charged or the fine due, you may contact Court at 480-312-2442, Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. To allow for data entry, please wait at least one week after the violation date before calling the Court.

Making a Payment? Your Options...

  • Online: We accept all major credit cards for payment.
  • In person: take a number from the ticket dispenser in the main lobby of the Court.
  • Lobby drop-box: in the main court lobby, 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday - Friday. We will accept payments by check, money order, or credit card in the drop box. This drop-box is NOT for cash payments.
  • Mail your payment to the Court:
    3700 N. 75th St.
    Scottsdale, Arizona 85251
  • For cases that are in collections/FARE program, at www.azcourtpay.com

Please Note

It is the defendant's responsibility to follow up with the Court to ensure that the payment or correspondence sent via mail was received by the Court and that all charges have been resolved on or before the arraignment date.

Paying by Check or Money Order?

Make your check or money order payable to Scottsdale City Court in the full amount due, and include the complaint and case number. Please provide your current address if it is different from the address on the check. 

Paying with a Major Credit Card?

You may pay by credit card online or complete the information on the bottom of the bond card. When completing the bond card please provide your credit card number and expiration date, sign the bond card, and mail it to the Court. 

Payment Contracts

If you are financially unable to meet your court ordered obligation on the day of sentencing, you may be placed on a payment contract. You can apply for the payment contract by completing an application and sending it back to the court for determination.  There may be additional fees added to the total amount owed on the payment contract as follows:

  1. Pay the state mandated $20.00 fee (per case) for payment plan in addition to your total obligation, A.R.S. §12-116.
  2. Per SRC 9-7.4.e, a $10 contract administrative fee will be added to any initial or modified payment agreement.

Do not ignore your responsibility to pay the fines due to financial hardship as there are a number of payment options available. If you do not pay in full or arrange for a payment contract, the Court will:

  1. Order you to appear in Court to explain your failure to comply with Court Orders to pay (for criminal and criminal traffic cases only). 
  2. Add a $65.00 default fee to the amount you owe for each civil traffic violation on your case.
  3. Refer your case to a collection agency, which will add additional fees to the balance owing. 
  4. Notify the Arizona Department of Revenue to attach your tax refund.

Dishonored Payment Policy

The Court assesses a $25.00 fee for all dishonored checks and credit card chargebacks.
Marianne T. Bayardi
Presiding City Judge
City Court

City Court

3700 N. 75th St. Scottsdale, AZ 85251


Monday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Tuesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Wednesday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Thursday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed
City Holiday Schedule

Schedule above applies except the first and third Wednesday of each month, open 8:30 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Civil Courtrooms

Monday - Friday, 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1 - 4:30 p.m.

Criminal Courtrooms

Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 4:30 p.m.

  • Motion to quash
  • Motion for new Confinement Order
    • (Home Detention and Electronic Monitoring included)

Protective Orders

Monday - Friday, 8 - 11:30 a.m. and 1:30 - 5 p.m.

To include the following:

  • New Protective Order Petition Filings
  • Injunction Against Harassment
  • Injunction Against Workplace Harassment
  • Plaintiff Motions to Quash or Modify a Protective Order
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