Frequently Asked Questions

When is the Court open?

The Court is open Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m., except observed holidays.

Where is the Court located?

The courthouse is located at 240 N. Stone Avenue at the Pima County Public Service Center building on the southeast corner of E. Toole Avenue and N. Stone Avenue.

Where do I park?

There are several parking garages, parking lots, and parking meters surrounding the courthouse.

The closest parking garage is connected to the courthouse. You can enter the garage on Grossetta Street, which is accessible from E. Toole or Alameda.

Is parking free?

The court does not provide free parking or validate parking.

Can I contact a Judge by telephone or e-mail?

Direct communication with a Justice of the Peace from any party involved in a case (defendant, plaintiff, victim, witness, etc.) is not permitted without the presence of the opposing party or the opposing party's attorney. Under the Judicial Code of Conduct, judges may not engage in "ex parte communications," but must hear all information related to a case with all parties present. The proper method of communication is accomplished by filing a motion at a customer service window and sending a copy to all parties involved in the case.

What is a Justice of the Peace and over which type of cases can they preside?

Each county has justice courts that are presided over by a justice of the peace, who is elected to a four year term. Pima County Justices of the Peace have jurisdiction over civil lawsuits when the amount in dispute is $10,000 or less, landlord and tenant controversies, small claims cases, and a full range of civil and criminal traffic offenses, including DUIs. Justices of the Peace resolve other types of misdemeanor allegations, for example, shoplifting, writing bad checks, and violating restraining orders. Like other trial judges, they also handle requests for Orders of Protection and Injunctions Against Harassment.

What does "Consolidated" mean in Pima County Consolidated Justice Court?

The word "Consolidated" in Pima County Consolidated Justice Court refers to the combination of seven precincts in one courthouse. Each precinct is represented by one Justice of the Peace. Because of the Consolidation, a Justice of the Peace may hear and rule on any case from any of the seven precincts.

How many precincts are there?

There are a total of 9 precincts in Pima County, 7 of which are located here at the Pima County Consolidated Justice Court:
  • Precinct #1 - Hon. Victoria Steele
  • Precinct #2 - Hon. Erica Cornejo
  • Precinct #4 - Hon. Charlene Pesquiera
  • Precinct #6 - Hon. Alexander Ball
  • Precinct #8 - Hon. Kristel Ann Foster
  • Precinct #9 - Hon. Kendrick Wilson
  • Precinct #10 - Hon. Vince Roberts
Precinct 3 and 7 are located in their own individual courthouse: