Florence Municipal Court shall have exclusive jurisdiction of all misdemeanor criminal, civil traffic and/or all other violations of the code and other ordinances of the Municipality. If you received a criminal misdemeanor citation or a summons into Court, you must appear in Court on the date and time specified. Sometimes you will receive a form to have your prints and photos taken prior to your Court date. Contact your local Police Department for times they have available for this process.

Civil Traffic Violations
Options for Resolving Civil Traffic Violations

OPTION# 1: Successfully complete a defensive driving class. Once you complete the class, the charge will be dismissed and no points will be placed on your driving record. (You are eligible to attend every 2 years from the date of the last citation). YOU MUST COMPLETE DDS AT LEAST (7) DAYS BEFORE THE APPEARANCE DATE WRITTEN ON THE TICKET. IF YOU HAVE A COMMERCIAL LICENSE,YOU ARE NOT ELIGIBLE TO ATTEND BY STATUTE.

OPTION #2: Plea responsible, pay the fine. By doing this you waive your right to a hearing. If you choose this option prior to your court date, you will not be required to appear in court.

OPTION #3: Plea not responsible and request a hearing. The court will subpoena the officer who cited you and you both will appear before a judge or hearing officer at a later date. By choosing this option, you waive your right to attend a defensive driving class if you are found responsible at the hearing.

Insurance Violations

A.R.S. §§ 28-4135 (A), (B), (C)

If you had a valid policy on the date of violation, you may mail a photocopy of the insurance card for a dismissal of the charge. If you did not have a valid policy on the date of violation the Court may waive or reduce the penalty if you can show proof of:

BOTH:

A: A pre-paid 6 month policy

B: A 36-MONTH DRIVING RECORD from MVD showing no previous violations of ARS § 28-4135 within the last 24 months or one violations of ARS § 28-4135 within the last 36 months.

If you do not have a valid pre-paid 6 month policy or if you have one or more violations of ARS § 28-4135 within the last 24 months or more than one violation within the last 36 months the fine is $967 for a first violation and your driver license, registration, and license plate of the motor vehicle involved will be suspended for at least 3 months.

HOW MUCH IS MY FINE?

Click on the link below to access the most common civil traffic offenses. If you do not see your statute code on the list, please call the Court for assistance.

Fine Amount

Call 1-888-334-5565 or www.azdrive.com. It is your responsibility to make sure the Court receives a copy of your completion certificate. If you are unable to attend a class prior to your court date and still wish to have that option, you must appear on your court date for a Judge to grant an extension.
Payments may be made at Town Hall. We accept Check, Money Order, Cashiers Check, Cash, Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express.
COURT ETIQUETTE:
No person shall appear in Court barefoot, shirtless, wearing a tank top, wearing sunglasses, or dress in any manner reflecting poorly upon the dignity of the Court and its decorum. The Bailiffs of the Court are to remove any person violating this rule. Children may be present in the courtroom, however if they disturb the proceedings, you may be requested to remove them. Town Hall conducts business throughout the building and excessive noise in the lobby interferes with their ability to provide service to others. Please be courteous.

Cellular phones, pagers and all other electronic communication or recording devices not specifically authorized by a judge, must be turned off prior to entering the Courtroom. No food or drink is permitted.

COURT SECURITY:
All persons wishing to enter the Courtroom must go through the security screening process. The security screening includes a search of all bags, purses and bulky items. You will be asked to empty your pockets into the provided bins. Security will also check for metals with a hand wand. Any time you exit the Courtroom and re-enter you will have to go through the screening process. Do not attempt to bring in any prohibited items. Leave these items at home or in your car.

The following items but not limited to, are prohibited in the Municipal Court.
▪ Weapons of any type or size are prohibited in the Courtroom except by Law Enforcement Officers.
▪ Tools or sharp instruments
▪ Chemical sprays
▪ Cameras
▪ Recording devices

FLORENCE MUNICIPAL COURT THANKS YOU FOR YOUR COOPERATION.

News

28Apr '15

Florence Named Safest Place in Arizona

Florence was recently named the safest place in Arizona by Value Penguin, a company that provides information to consumers about the best value in credit cards, home and health insurance, and other topics. Staff at Value Penguin analyzed the most recent crime data available from the 2013 FBI Crime Report ...

27Jan '15

Annexation Hearing Set for January 28

The Town of Florence was notified by the Pinal County Superior Court that the next court hearing regarding the Town’s proposed annexations is set for Wednesday, January 28 at 9:30 am.  Pinal County Superior Court is located at 971 Jason Lopez Circle.  The courtroom has not been determined at this ...

23Dec '14

EPA Holding a Public Hearing and Accepting Comments on Florence Copper Mine

The United States Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is holding a public hearing regarding its proposed issuance of a Class III Underground Injection Control (UIC) Area Permit for Florence Copper Inc. on Thursday, January 22 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm at the Florence High School gymnasium, located at 1000 South ...

10Dec '13

Town Committed to its Stance on Florence Copper

On December 3, 2013, the Town of Florence was served with a claim for damages by Florence Copper, Inc., formerly known as Curis Resources (Arizona) Inc. The claim is based entirely on an allegation that Curis has the right to conduct mining operations, involving the injection of billions of gallons ...

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Location

Contact Us

Address:
775 N Main Street
PO Box 2670
Florence, AZ 85132

Phone: 520-868-7514
Fax: 520-868-7564
Hours:
Monday – Friday: 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

Payment

Payments may be made at Town Hall.  We accept Check, Money Order, Cashiers Check, Cash, Master Card, Visa, Discover, and American Express.