The Brief - March 2018

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The Brief

Vol. 14, No. 3                                                                 March 2018

Clerk’s office grabs top spot in getting money where it needs to go

For the second year in a row, the Clerk’s office took first place in the state’s tax intercept program in 2017. Intercepted funds are posted to child support, court-ordered fees, and uncollected filing fees. At more than two million dollars, Maricopa County’s collections were nearly twice that of the next closest agency and were approximately $10,000 short of exceeding the Clerk’s all-time high collection amount from 2012.


Saturday hours return for marriage licenses and passports

The Clerk’s office will be open on Saturdays at three locations in March and April to issue marriage licenses and process passport applications. Hours for all locations will be 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dates and locations are:

Customer Service Center, 601 W. Jackson St. in downtown Phoenix

March 10

March 24

April 7

April 21

Northeast Regional Center, 18380 N. 40th St., Suite 120, Phoenix AZ

March 17

April 14

Southeast Court Center, 222 E. Javelina, Mesa AZ

March 10

April 14

For more information on marriage licenses, see the Clerk’s website at

The Clerk’s Office is an acceptance agency for processing passport applications for passport books and cards for children and adults. The U.S. Department of State and Clerk of Court fees are paid separately. The Clerk’s $25 fee applies to each application and is payable by cash, debit card, money order, Visa, MasterCard or American Express only. NOTE that the federal Office of Management and Budget increased the Clerk’s execution fee from $25 to $35 EFFECTIVE APRIL 2, 2018. The State Department’s fees vary depending on the type of application and the State Department accepts checks and money orders only. Applicants can start their paperwork online, print and bring their forms to the Clerk’s office to save time. See For more information, see the Clerk’s website at


AzBarMail email addresses being phased out

The State Bar of Arizona’s email address for attorneys (AzBarMail) is ending on April 1, 2018. The State Bar states the email platform and associated email addresses (those that end in “”) will be deactivated and will no longer function. Attorneys who still have an AzBarMail email address on file with the Clerk’s office will need to update their email address with the Clerk’s office before the April 1 deadline. To submit an email address change, enter the changes on the Clerk’s Attorney Address Change Form online at Attorneys who do not provide an updated email address will no longer receive emailed minute entries from the Clerk’s office until a valid address is provided. See the State Bar’s announcement at