General Orders and Notice Regarding Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) and Court Operations

Effective December 1, 2020, certain fees in the District Court Miscellaneous Fee Schedule will increase due to an adjustment for inflation. Notably, the general administrative fee for filing a civil action, suit, or proceeding in a district court will increase from $50 to $52. This fee is in addition to the existing civil filing fee of $350. Therefore, effective December 1, the total filing fee for filing a new civil case will be $402.

The chart below details the increased amounts for...

New amendments to the Local Rules of Practice for the District of Arizona become effective on December 1, 2020. The amended rules apply to pending cases to the extent it is practical and fair. Practitioners are encouraged to review the amendments as soon as possible. Visit our website at...

In addition to the legal holidays observed by the District Courts, the U.S. District Court for the District of Arizona will be closed on the following dates:

  • Thursday, December 24, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.
  • Thursday, December 31, 2020 at 12:00 p.m.

All electronic systems will be in operation, unless otherwise noticed in advance, including CM/ECF and PACER.

The Clerk’s Office customer service counters will remain closed to the public until further notice.  The document drop boxes in the lobbies of the Phoenix and Tucson Courthouses will remain in place for document filings and criminal debt payments.  

If you have any questions, please contact customer service at (520) 205-4200 (Tucson) or (602) 322-7200 (Phoenix).


Pro bono representation of parties in civil cases, who are unable to afford an attorney, is an important responsibility of the bar.  In addition to providing a valuable service to pro se litigants and the Court, many attorneys find volunteering is a great way to give back to the community and to develop federal court experience.  The United States District Court for the District of Arizona offers opportunities for lawyers to assist self-represented litigants in the following ways, and we...