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FAQ - Civil Cases in Limited Jurisdiction Courts

Arizona Civil Legal Needs Community Survey

Civil legal organizations in Arizona are seeking your input to increase their ability to meet the civil legal needs of Arizona's lower income residents. Please complete this survey to assist in improving civil legal services in Arizona.

Encuesta de Necesidades Legales Civiles de Arizona

Las organizaciones legales civiles en Arizona buscan su opinión para aumentar su capacidad de satisfacer las necesidades legales civiles de los residentes de bajos ingresos de Arizona. Por favor complete esta encuesta para ayudar a mejorar los servicios legales civiles en Arizona.

What is a summons?

A summons is a document to notify the person named in the summons that a lawsuit has been started against him, and that he must go to court on the day listed and file an answer to the complaint.
For small claims:
Rule 4.1 of Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure
Rule 4.2 of Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure

For civil lawsuits in justice court:
Rule 112 of Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure
Rule 113 of Justice Court Rules of Civil Procedure