Records Request

How To Request Records


Cottonwood Municipal Court records are available to the public. Record requests will be accepted at the Court in person, by mail, or by facsimile. You may fax your request to 928-634-7864, Attention Records. Telephone requests will not be accepted and responses will not be returned by facsimile.

Records Request Form May Be Obtained At The Court


Pursuant to Rule 29, Rules of the Supreme Court, and the Supreme Court Records Retention and Disposition Schedule, records for criminal offenses more than five (5) years after final adjudication and completion of sentence are not available. Records for DUI and domestic violence offenses more than 8 (eight) years after final adjudication and completion of sentence are not available. Records for civil traffic offenses more than one (1) year after final adjudication and satisfaction of fines are not available.

Upon receipt of a request for court records, the Cottonwood Municipal Court will assess the following fees:

Clerk/Research Fees


Any and all requests to complete a name search in order to obtain case information will be subject to a Research Request Fee (A.R.S. 22-404). A research request fee may include up to three (3) names per request or three (3) cases per name. The fee for the Research Request is $17 plus a 50-cent per page fee if copies are requested on a case. There is an additional $17 Clerk Fee per request. Additional fee(s) will be assessed for certification of case information and digital records. Fees will not be waived.

Copy Fees


All copy requests are subject to a 50-cent per page fee (A.R.S. 12-115). This is addition to all other fees.


Digital Records


A request may be made for a copy of matters that have been digitally recorded. All copies are made on compact disks. A $17 record duplication fee will be assessed per copy. This is in addition to all other fees.

Certification


A request may be made for a certification of case information. The cost for certification of case information is $17 per certification in addition to all other fees.

Forms of Payment


Payment may be made in the form of cash, money order, bank certified check, or credit card (in person at the Court-Visa or Master Card only). No personal checks will be accepted for these services.

Payment is due in full at time of filing request.

Please allow up to 5 business days to locate and copy the requested documents