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FAQ - Fees, Waivers and Deferrals

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 fee deferral or waiver?

Arizona law requires the court to charge filing fees, service fees and other fees to cover costs. Court fees are due at the time of filing or at the time of requesting service. If you wish to file a civil case (family court, small claims, non-guardianship juvenile, tax, and mental health) and you cannot afford to pay the court fees at the time of filing you may apply for a fee deferral or waiver. The court will review your individual situation as presented in the application, including participation in a qualifying program, income and extraordinary circumstances, to determine if you qualify for a fee deferral or waiver.

Fee Deferral and Waiver Forms