The Brief - November 2016

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The Brief

Vol. 12, No. 11                                                                          November 2016

Website Outages in November

Maricopa County will be doing planned system maintenance that will affect all websites ending in “” These websites will be unavailable from 8:30 p.m. until Midnight on Sunday, November 6 and Sunday, November 13. Commonly-used websites that will not be available include minute entries, the docket online, the Electronic Court Record Online, and the Clerk’s eFiling Online system.

During the outages, users will not be able to view documents through AZTurboCourt. Filings can still be submitted through AZTurboCourt during the maintenance windows and documents will be processed when maintenance is complete. The date and time of filing through AZTurboCourt will be preserved and will not be affected by the maintenance.

Millions of Points of Service

The Clerk’s Office received more than 714,000 eFilings during the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016. Although eFilings have increased significantly over the years, they remain only a portion of nearly 15,000 documents the office processes on an average day. These filings add up to millions of documents each year that Clerk staff handle, making sure they end up in the right case at the right time, accessible to the right people.

In addition to filing, issuing marriage licenses, and processing passport applications, the Clerk’s Office processes millions of dollars of victim restitution. In its latest fiscal year, the Clerk’s Office put $9.2 million of restitution into the hands of victims—over half a million dollars more than last fiscal year. This information and more will appear in the Clerk’s 2015-2016 Annual Report, available later this month under “Announcements” on the Clerk’s website at

Office Closure Reminders

The Clerk’s Office will be closed on Friday, November 11 for Veterans’ Day and on Thursday and Friday, November 24 and 25 for Thanksgiving. Several years ago the Superior Court in Maricopa County opted to stay open on Columbus Day in exchange for closing on the Friday after Thanksgiving. In non-juvenile case types, customers may submit documents for filing on nights, weekends, and holidays by eFiling in appropriate cases and by using the Clerk’s external filing depository boxes located around the Valley. Filing depository box locations are listed online at

Maricopa County Citizens Survey (content from Maricopa County)

Maricopa County is sponsoring a community-wide survey of County residents to get their perspectives about the quality of our community and available services as well as residents’ priorities.

The results of the survey will be presented to County elected officials and County departments in December of 2016. This information will assist in strengthening service delivery and the budget process in Maricopa County.

Participate in the Online Survey

The survey is available online only and all residents of Maricopa County age 18 and older are eligible to participate. The survey will open on October 24, 2016 and be available through November 16, 2016.

Take the Maricopa County Citizen Survey today!

For more information about this survey, visit

Thank you for you helping to create a stronger and more vibrant Maricopa County!

Mail Survey

A random scientific sample of 2,200 households will receive invitations via mail to participate and their responses will be weighted and analyzed. If you receive a mail survey, please complete it as you are one of a small number of households being surveyed in this random sample. Additionally, you only need to complete the survey once; mail survey recipients do not need to complete the online survey.