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Are you looking to find someone arrested in Maricopa County? Are you looking to find an inmate in Maricopa County?

If so, then the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office has resources that may be useful in your Maricopa County inmate search. The Maricopa County Inmate Lookup system/cook county inmate finder is located on the Sheriff’s website. TheMaricopa county sheriffs inmate search is a good start for someone trying to find someone arrested in Maricopa County. While it is limited to inmates in Maricopa county rather than providing an inmate search in Arizona Prisons in all counties, the Maricopa County Sheriff inmate lookup system is a great resource.

You can search for prisoner’s on the Maricopa inmate lookup page by:

  • inmate name (inmate’s last name, inmate’s first name)
  • Inmate Booking Number

CLICK HERE to conduct a Maricopa County Inmate Search (arrest search)

CLICK HERE for Maricopa County Arrest & Jail Info

CLICK HERE for Information on the Maricopa County Courts



CLICK HERE for Maricopa County Arrest & Jail Information – Inmates Search

CLICK HERE for Maricopa County Online Sex Offender ID Registration Page

CLICK HERE for a ARIZONA Department of Corrections Offender

CLICK HERE FOR ARIZONA STATE OFFENDER Search/ARIZONA Department of Corrections Inmate Search (AZ DOC Offender Search)

CLICK HERE for information on visiting an Inmate in Maricopa County Jail – Maricopa County Inmate Visitation

CLICK HERE for Maricopa County Sheriff’s office

CLICK HERE for Phoenix Police Department Website

CLICK HERE for information about the Maricopa County Inmate Bonding Process – Bail Maricopa County

CLICK HERE for information on paying fines and court costs in Maricopa County

CLICK HERE for Inmate & Commissary information in Maricopa County – Maricopa County Inmate Trust Fund Information

CLICK HERE for Phoenix Police Department Jail Inquiry – Jail Inquiry

CLICK HERE for the Maricopa County Sheriff Public Information Inquiry System – Find arrested person in Harris County


If you are looking for information regarding your next court date in Maricopa County Court or for any other court related information, you can Check out the ARIZONA Courts online page. For More information about Maricopa COUNTY courts online, CLICK HERE.

CLICK HERE to go to the Arizona Superior Court – Criminal Department- Maricopa County Site.

CLICK HERE for Maricopa Criminal Court addresses and Maricopa Court information

The Judicial Branch of Arizona – Maricopa County Site has information relating to criminal cases including:

CLICK HERE to Search Maricopa County Family Court Information Site

CLICK HERE to Search Maricopa County Civil Court Information Site


The Maricopa County Superior Court Website has a detailed explanation of Court procedures and of how a criminal case will proceed from arrest to trial in Maricopa County Superior Court.

CLICK HERE for Maricopa County Superior Court Case Procedures Page

CLICK HERE for the Maricopa County Attorney Criminal Trial Process Flowchart

In Maricopa Superior Court, persons arrested appear in an Initial Appearance Court (IA).  This includes new charges warrants, felonies, and misdemeanors.  These hearings take place at the

4th Avenue Jail

201 S. 4th Ave Phoenix, AZ 85003 (Map It)

General Information: (602) 876-1239

Inmate Housing Location Information: (602) 876-0322

Hearings are supposed to take place at the IA within 24 hours of arrest.  When people are arrested, they are booked into the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Jail Management System (JMS).  The Court docket/calendar is updated in three hour intervals 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Usually a Court docket has 40 people but this number can be increased if necessary.  For instance, if there is a high volume of arrests, the docket may contain more than 40 names to ensure that the persons arrested are seen in the target 24 hour period.  IA also hears warrants and handles warrant matters.

Not all persons are arrested and appear in IA.  Some people get an Initial Appearance Summons.  Instead of being arrested and arraigned in IA, these people get an Initial Appearance Summons that will have the time and date they must appear for a hearing.  In these situations, on the date of the hearing, the charges are read, a plea is entered (for example: NOT GUILTY) and a decision about whether to assign a lawyer is made (in cases where one can not afford a lawyer).  The next Court date is also issued.

To Pay a Bond or Fine:

Bonds and fines may be paid at the Fourth Avenue Jail Bond & Fine room located on the north side of the building. It may take up to 48 hours for an inmate’s release to be processed.

The Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office suggests that if you have questions, you may call Sheriff’s Information Management Services (SIMS), at 602-876-0322, prior to paying a bond.  You will need the person’s full name, date of birth, and if possible booking number.

Acceptable means of payment are a Cashier’s Check (official check), subject to verification, a U.S. Postal Money Order or a Western Union Money Order, made out to the Maricopa County Sheriff’s Office. NO CASH IS ACCEPTED.

For more information see the Sheriff’s site: CLICK HERE

*This information is from the Sheriff’s site and may not be accurate.  Please click the link to get to the Sheriff’s site for the most updated information.


Click below for information from the Municipal Courts of Maricopa County.

CLICK HERE for a list of Courts from the Arizona Department of Public Safety (Arizona Court Locations)


The Maricopa County Superior Court Criminal Financial Obligations Unit (CFO) processes payments paid on criminal cases into an automated financial system.  Money Orders and Checks are accepted (no cash).  Payment must include the defendant’s full name and complete case number. 

Where to Pay:

Check the Criminal Financial Obligations Unit site for the most current information.  As of the date this site was last updated, payments could be made to adult Probation offices throughout the Valley or by mail directly to the Clerk’s office:

Adult Payments to: Juvenile Payments to:
Clerk of Superior Court Clerk of Superior Court
P.O. Box 25339 P.O. Box 21086
Phoenix, AZ 85002 Phoenix, AZ 85036-1086



In Maricopa, the County Attorney‘s office is responsible for prosecuting crimes.   The Maricopa County Attorney Website has a Criminal Trial Process Flowchart which can help you better understand the process of a criminal case in Maricopa County.  They also have a Criminal Trial Process explanation on their website.

CLICK HERE for the Maricopa County Attorney Criminal Trial Process Flowchart

CLICK HERE for an explaination of the Criminal Trial Process on the Maricopa County Attorney Website

*Please note, if you are looking for legal advice, you should speak to your attorney.  While using the internet to get information can be helpful, it can also be dangerous.  Consult a legal professional before making decisions regarding your particular situation.


Local and State Bar Associations are groups of attorneys/lawyers that often run programs which can help the public with legal matters.  Many Bar Associations and Lawyer’s groups run legal referral programs which can help people find an attorney.  The Judicial Branch of Arizona – Superior Court website has a list of Bar Associations which may be a good start.  Remember, consult your criminal attorney regarding your particular case.  This site, and any other on the internet, should not be used to make life decisions.

CLICK HERE for Maricopa County Bar Association – Lawyer Referral Service

CLICK HERE for State Bar of Arizona Member Finder  – Find Lawyer Members

CLICK HERE for a list of Bar Associations & Lawyer’s Groups (Arizona Court List)

CLICK HERE for a list of Lawyers that the Maricopa County Superior Court has provided for individuals looking to find help from a Lawyer (Family Court).



Harris County Court Records



CLICK HERE for the MARICOPA County Homepage

CLICK HERE for Maricopa County Sheriff’s office (MCSO) Mugshots

CLICK HERE for Arizona Sex Offender Information

CLICK HERE for Maricopa County Adult Probation

CLICK HERE for the Arizona Department of Public Safety

CLICK HERE for Arizona Department of Public Safety Contact Information

CLICK HERE for Arizona Concealed weapons permit information (Gun permit)

CLICK HERE for Arizona Traffic Ticket Information


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Maricopa County is the fourth largest County in the United States. It is one of the largest metropolitan areas in the United States. For more information on Maricopa County, check out Wikipedia.

District 1

  • Chandler
  • Gilbert
  • Mesa
  • Phoenix
  • Queen Creek
  • Scottsdale
  • Sun Lakes
  • Tempe

District 2

  • Apache Junction
  • Carefree
  • Cave Creek
  • Fort McDowell Yavapai Nation
  • Fountain Hills
  • Gilbert
  • Mesa
  • Paradise Valley
  • Phoenix
  • Salt River Pima – Maricopa Indian Community Scottsdale

District 3

  • Paradise Valley
  • Peoria
  • Phoenix

District 4

  • Avondale
  • Buckeye
  • El Mirage
  • Glendale
  • Goodyear
  • Litchfield Park
  • Peoria
  • Phoenix
  • Sun City
  • Sun City West
  • Surprise
  • Wickenburg
  • Youngtown

District 5

  • Avondale
  • Buckeye
  • Gila Bend
  • Gila River Indian Community
  • Glendale
  • Goodyear
  • Guadalupe
  • Phoenix
  • Tohono O’ Odham Nation
  • Tolleson

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