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El Mirage City Court
14010 N El Mirage Rd, Ste C
El Mirage, AZ 85335 http://www.cityofelmirage.org/1111/Ci
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 623-815-2186
F: 623-815-3466
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy.
Surprise Municipal Court
16081 N Civic Center Plaza, Ste 105
Surprise, AZ 85374 https://www.surpriseaz.gov/238/City-C
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 623-222-4800
F: 623-222-4801
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $34.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy. Record requests will be accepted at the Court in person, by mail, or by facsimile. You may fax your request to 623.222.4801, Attention Records.
Tolleson Municipal Court
8350 W Van Buren St
Tolleson, AZ 85353 http://www.tollesonaz.org/directory.a
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 623-474-4975
F: 623-936-3925
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $27.00 for a name search.
Superior Court
601 W Jackson St.
Customer Service Center
Phoenix, AZ 85003 http://www.clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov/
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-5375
F: 602-506-7619
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $5,000, Probate, Family
Restricted Records: No mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Address all mail requests to 201 West Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85003. There is a Northeast Regional Center in Phoenix at 18380 N 40th St. Ste 120, and a Southeast Court Complex at 222 E. Javelina in Mesa. Records are not held at these locations.
Superior Court Northeast - See Phoenix Location - Customer Service Center
http://www.clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov/
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $5,000, Probate, Family
Address all mail requests to 201 West Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85003. Records are not held at this location.
Superior Court Southeast Mesa Court Complex - See Customer Service Center in Phx
http://www.clerkofcourt.maricopa.gov/
Jurisdiction: Felony, Civil Actions over $5,000, Probate, Family
Address all mail requests to 201 West Jefferson, Phoenix, AZ 85003. Records are not held at this location.
San Marcos (Chandler) Justice Court
201 E Chicago St, #103
Chandler, AZ 85225-8502 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-3400 ext. 3
F: 602-372-3468
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims up to $3,500, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Formerly known as Chandler Justice Court. There are 3 other Justice Courts co-located at this address, separate phones. Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk.
East Mesa Justice Court
4811 E Julep, #128
Mesa, AZ 85205 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 480-985-0188
F: 480-396-6327
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
Agua Fria (Tolleson) Justice Court
10420 W Van Buren, #6
Avondale, AZ 85353 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-8001
F: 602-372-8201
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
Hassayampa (Wickenburg) Justice Court
14264 W Tierra Buena Ln
Surprise, AZ 85374 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-2000
F: 602-372-2620
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed records released
Wickenburg Town Court phone is 928-684-5451. Countywide Justice Court docket info is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be 5-6 months old.
West McDowell (West Phoenix) Justice Court
620 W Jackson St, #1038
Phoenix, AZ 85003 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-6300
F: 602-372-6408
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
McDowell Mountain (Scottsdale) Justice Court
18380 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85032 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-7000
F: 602-372-7910
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Now co-located with the Moon Valley, Desert Ridge, and Dreamy Draw. Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be 2-3 months old.
White Tank Justice Court
10420 W Van Buren St, Ste 103
Avondale, AZ 85323 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-8003
F: 602-372-8205
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Formerly known as Estralla Mountain Justice Court. Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
Ironwood Justice Court
209 E Pima St
Gila Bend, AZ 85337 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 928-683-2651
F: 928-683-6412
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
This court shares facilities with the Gila Bend Municipal Court. Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
Manistee (Glendale) Justice Court
14264 W Tierra Buena Ln
Surprise, AZ 85374 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-2000
F: 602-372-2068
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
Maryvale Justice Court
10420 W. Van Buren
Avondale, AZ 85323 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-8002
F: 602-372-8203
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
North Mesa Justice Court
1837 S Mesa Dr, #B-103
Mesa, AZ 85210 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 480-926-9731
F: 480-926-7763
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims or sealed records released
Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
West Mesa Justice Court
2050 W University Dr
Mesa, AZ 85201 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 480-964-2958
F: 480-969-1098
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
San Tan (South Mesa/Gilbert) Justice Court
201 E Chicago St, #102
Chandler, AZ 85225-8502 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-3400
F: 602-372-3441
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Formerly known as South Mesa./Gilbert Justice Court. Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be 2-3 months old.
Arrowhead Justice Court
14264 W Tierra Buena Ln
Surprise, AZ 85374 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-2000
F: 602-372-2620
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
Encanto (Central Phoenix) Justice Court
620 W Jackson
Phoenix, AZ 85003 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-6300
F: 602-372-6414
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No sealed records released
Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
Downtown (East Phoenix #1) Justice Court
620 W Jackson
Phoenix, AZ 85003 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-6300
F: 602-372-6406
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No mental health, victims or sealed records released
Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
Arcadia Biltmore (East Phoenix #2) Justice Court
620 W Jackson St
Phoenix, AZ 85003 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-6300
F: 602-372-6412
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
Desert Ridge Justice Court
18380 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85032 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-7100
F: 602-372-7912
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Now co-located with the Moon Valley, McDowell Mountain (Scottsdale), and Dreamy Draw. Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be 2-3 months old.
Moon Valley (Northwest Phoenix) Justice Court
18380 N 40th St
Phoenix, AZ 85032 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-7000
F: 602-372-7910
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Now co-located with the McDowell Mountain (Scottsdale) Desert Ridge, and Dreamy Draw. But records are separate. Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be 2-3 months old.
Dreamy Draw (Northeast Phoenix) Justice Court
18380 N 40th St.
Phoenix, AZ 85032 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-7000
F: 602-372-7911
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Now co-located with the Moon Valley, Desert Ridge, and McDowell Mountain (Scottsdale), but records are separate. Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be 2-3 months old.
University Lakes (East Tempe) Justice Court
201 E Chicago St, #101
Chandler, AZ 85225-8502 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-3400
F: 602-372-3414
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed records released
Formerly known as East Tempe Justice Court. Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be 2-3 months old.
South Mountain (South Phoenix) Justice Court
620 W Jackson St, M/S 1044
Phoenix, AZ 85003 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-6300
F: 602-372-6410
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
Kyrene (West Tempe) Justice Court
201 E Chicago St, #104
Chandler, AZ 85225 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-3400
F: 602-372-3494
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed records released
Formerly known as the West Tempe Justice Court. Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be 2-3 months old.
North Valley Justice Court
14264 W Tierra Buena Ln
Surprise, AZ 85374 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-2000 ext. 4
F: 602-372-2620
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
Countywide Justice Court docket information is sold on disk. Data on disks and countywide terminals may be several months old.
Highland Regional Justice Court
55 E Civic Center Dr, Ste 55
Gilbert, AZ 85296 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-372-8300
F: 602-372-8301
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Restricted Records: No juvenile, mental health, victims, sealed or adoption records released
This court is relatively new as it started in 2009.
Avondale Municipal Court
11325 W Civic Center Dr
Avondale, AZ 85323 https://www.avondaleaz.gov/government
Hours: 7AM-6PM M-TH; closed F MST
P: 623-333-5800
F: 623-333-0580
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court can also issue an Order of Protection. The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy.
Buckeye Municipal Court
21749 W Yuma Rd, Ste 101
Buckeye, AZ 85326 https://www.buckeyeaz.gov/government/
Hours: 8AM-5PM M-TH MST
P: 623-349-6510
F: 623-349-6511
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy.
Carefree-Cave Creek Consolidated Court
37622 N Cave Creek Rd, Ste B
Cave Creek, AZ 85331 http://www.carefree.org/155/Carefree-
Hours: 8AM-4:30PM; 9AM W (court hrs) MST
P: 480-488-1689
F: 480-595-9610
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy. There is a $17.00 minimum clerk fee.
Cave Creek Municipal - See Carefree-Cave Creek Consolidated Municipal Ct
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
Closed - Merged with Carefree. Now called Carefree-Cave Creek Municipal Court
Chandler Municipal Court
200 E Chicago St
Chandler, AZ 85225 https://www.chandleraz.gov/residents/
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 480-782-4700
F: 480-782-4752
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy. Online search site at http://www.chandleraz.gov/cjis/courtcasesearch/
Country Meadows Justice Court
10420 W Van Buren St
Avondale, AZ 85323 http://justicecourts.maricopa.gov/Loc
P: 602-372-8000
F: 602-372-8024
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Civil Actions under $10,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic
Fountain Hills Municipal Court
16705 E Ave of the Fountains
Fountain Hills, AZ 85268 http://www.fh.az.gov/155/Court
Hours: 7AM-6PM M-TH MST
P: 480-816-5103
F: 480-837-8256
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy.
Gila Bend Municipal Court
PO Box 648
Gila Bend, AZ 85337 http://www.gilabendaz.org/108/Municip
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 928-683-2781
F: 928-683-6412
Couriers: 209 E Pima St
Ironwood Justice Court
Gila Bend, AZ 85337
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy. Town of Gila Bend operates under a consolidated court format with the Ironwood Justice Court.
Gilbert Municipal Court
55 E Civic Center Dr, #101
Gilbert, AZ 85296 https://www.gilbertaz.gov/departments
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 480-635-7800
F: 480-635-7815
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
A Records Request Form is at https://www.gilbertaz.gov/home/showdocument?id=914. The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy.
Glendale City Court
5711 W Glendale Ave
Glendale, AZ 85301 https://www.glendaleaz.com/court/
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 623-930-2400
F: 623-937-8860
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search if 2 or more cases are found. Copy fee is $.50 fper page. Look up case at https://apps.supremecourt.az.gov/publicaccess/ and pending case data at https://www.glendaleaz.com/court.
Goodyear Municipal Court
14455 W Van Buren St, Ste B-101
Goodyear, AZ 85338 http://www.goodyearaz.gov/government/
Hours: 8:30AM-4:30PM MST
P: 623-882-7200
F: 623-932-6936
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search. The Municipal Judge presides over misdemeanor crimes and petty offenses committed within the City, including all civil traffic, criminal traffic, misdemeanors, juvenile traffic, liquor violations and City Code.
Guadalupe Municipal Court
9241 S Avenida Del Yaqui
Guadalupe, AZ 85283 https://guadalupecourt.org/?AspxAutoD
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 480-505-5378
F: 480-505-5377
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy.
Litchfield Park Magistrate Court
214 W Wigwam Blvd
Litchfield Park, AZ 85340 http://www.litchfield-park.org/220/Li
Hours: 8AM-4PM MST
P: 623-935-7091
F: 623-535-1831
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a certified copy and $.50 for a copy.
Mesa Municipal Court
250 E 1st Ave
Mesa, AZ 85210 https://www.mesaaz.gov/city-hall/cour
Hours: 7AM-6PM M-TH MST
P: 480-644-2255
F: 480-644-2927
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy. Look up case information at https://ecourt.mesaaz.gov/.
Paradise Valley Municipal Court
6517 E Lincoln Dr
Paradise Valley, AZ 85253 http://www.ci.paradise-valley.az.us/1
Hours: 7AM-6PM M-TH MST
P: 480-404-7000
F: 480-404-7025
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $25.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy.
Peoria Municipal Court
10100 N 83rd Ave
Peoria, AZ 85345 https://www.peoriaaz.gov/
Hours: 7AM-6PM M-TH MST
P: 623-773-7400
F: 623-773-7407
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy.
Phoenix Municipal Court
300 W Washington St
Valdemar A Cordova Bldg
Phoenix, AZ 85003 https://www.phoenix.gov/court
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 602-262-6421
F: 602-534-3628
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy. Certification fee is also $17.00. This court is among the top 10 busiest municipal courts in the U.S.
Scottsdale City Court
3700 N 75th St
Scottsdale, AZ 85251 https://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/court
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 480-312-2442
F: 480-312-2764
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
Search cases at https://eservices.scottsdaleaz.gov/Court/Case.
Wickenburg Municipal Court
155 N Tegner St, Ste B
Wickenburg, AZ 85390 http://www.ci.wickenburg.az.us/110/Co
Hours: 7AM-6PM M-TH; Closed N-1PM T-TH MST
P: 928-684-5451 ext. 1515, 928-684-5451 ext. 1533
F: 928-684-0749
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance, Restraining Orders
The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy.
Youngtown Municipal Court
12038 Clubhouse Square
Youngtown, AZ 85363 https://www.youngtownaz.org/cms/one.a
Hours: 8AM-4PM; 9AM TH (court hrs) MST
P: 623-972-8226
F: 623-933-4952
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy.
Tempe Municipal Court
140 E 5th St
Tempe, AZ 85281 https://www.tempe.gov/city-hall/city-
Hours: 8AM-5PM MST
P: 480-350-8271
F: 480-350-2789
Jurisdiction: Misdemeanor, Traffic, Ordinance
The court charges $17.00 for a name search and $.50 for a copy.

Maricopa County, AZ Vital Records

Contact the Maricopa County Office of the County Recorder if you would like to find vital records, such as birth, death, marriage, divorce, and real estate records.

Maricopa County
County Recorder
111 S 3rd Ave, #103
Phoenix, AZ 85003 https://recorder.maricopa.gov/
8AM-5PM MST
Phone: 602-506-3535
Fax: 602-506-3273
Recorded Documents

Maricopa County Vital Certificates

Maricopa County Vital Certificates

If you would like to obtain a hard copy of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, or other vital record, you can do so by searching for and requesting a vital certificate. Vital certificates are hard copy documents, the same as those used by the United States government.

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Maricopa County Information

Maricopa County is one the fastest growing areas in the United States, and it's no wonder. With all that it has to offer, it's no surprise that Phoenix and the other cities that make up the County are attracting more and more residents and visitors each year. Set against the breathtaking backdrops of the Sonoran Desert and the Tonto National Forest, Maricopa County offers plenty in the way of scenery. For people who enjoy being outdoors, this area is well-known for its meticulously groomed and challenging golf courses. With its warm weather and ample sunshine, you will often find people hiking, biking, and camping in the area. The Desert Botanical Garden is also a huge attraction in the County and boasts 50 acres of rare desert plant life in stunning outdoor exhibits, while professional sports fans can enjoy games by the Arizona Diamondbacks, the Phoenix Suns, or the Arizona Cardinals.

For those looking for indoor activities, especially during the steamy summer months, the Heard Museum in Phoenix has a unique art collection that features Native American and Southwestern works. The Arizona Science Center is fun for the whole family with hands-on exhibits, a planetarium, and an IMAX theater. Other fun places to visit in Maricopa County include the nearby communities of Tempe, Mesa, and Scottsdale. Each of these cities has its own unique appeal and assortment of restaurants, shops, and attractions. For example, Tempe is known for its college atmosphere with bars and cafés, while Scottsdale has a reputation as a swanky, upscale locale where spas and salons abound. Whether you live in the area or are just visiting, Maricopa County has something to satisfy everyone.

Maricopa County Population Records

Total Land Area (2000): 9,203.14 sq mi
Population (2009): 4,023,132
  • Females: 49.5%
  • White: 87.3%
  • Black/African American: 5.2%
  • Asian: 3.2%
  • Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
  • Hispanic or Latino Origin: 31.8%
  • White, Not Hispanic: 57.5%
Population Change (2000-2009): 950,964
Foreign-Born Population (2000): 14.4%
Language other than English spoken at home (2000): 24.1%
Persons Below Poverty Level (2008): 13.4%
High School Graduates (2000): 82.5%
Bachelor’s Degree or Higher (2000): 25.9%
Persons per Household (2000): 2.67
Housing Units (2000): 1,250,231
Homeownership Rate (2000): 67.5%
Migration Flow to Maricopa County, AZ from (2007-2008):

Maricopa County Records

Total Earnings by Industry, in thou. dol. (2007):
  • Total: $112,363,293
  • Construction: $10,784,517
  • Retail Trade: $9,112,939
  • Professional and Technical Services: $9,880,263
  • Healthcare: $10,657,057
  • Banking: $9,114,245
  • Retail Trade: $9,112,939
  • Accommodations and Food Services: $3,834,108
  • Manufacturing: $10,892,867
  • Farms: $326,635
  • Government: $13,585,849
Employed (2000): 1,427,292
Unemployed (2000): 70,931
Unemployment Rate (2009): 8.3%
Annual Payroll per Employee (2007): $36,135
Local Government Employment (2007): 150,223
Local Government Revenue (2007): $10,405,706 (thou. dol.)
Local Government Debt (2007): $16,575,181 (thou. dol.)

Maricopa County Birth, Death Records

Births (2007): 66,001
  • Per 1,000 population: 17
Deaths (2007): 24,769
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.4
Infant Deaths (2007): 425
  • Per 1,000 population: 6.4

Maricopa County Criminal Records

Violent Crimes (2008): 18,733
  • Murder and non-negligent manslaughter: 271
  • Forcible rape: 976
  • Robbery: 7,364
  • Aggravated Assault: 10,122
Property Crimes (2008): 172,208
  • Burglary: 37,348
  • Larceny-Theft: 109,218
  • Motor Vehicle Theft: 25,642

Maricopa County Genealogy Records

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