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FAQ - Fees, Waivers and Deferrals

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