Yuma County Superior Court hears felony criminal cases, civil cases over $10,000, probate, guardianship, and family law (divorce, child support, child custody) cases. The main building is in downtown Yuma. The Juvenile Court is off of Avenue B and 28th Street. Juvenile dependency, delinquency, severance, and most of the adoption and guardianship cases are heard in at the Juvenile Court.
Yuma County Justice Courts hear misdemeanors, civil traffic cases, petty offenses, and violations of some county ordinances. They hear small claims cases, eviction cases, and civil cases when the disputed amount is less than $10,000. They can hear orders of protection and injunctions prohibiting harassment in some cases. They do not hear divorce or juvenile cases. Justices of the Peace are not required to be lawyers, although some are. Yuma County is divided into 3 precincts, each with its own Justice Court.
Municipal Courts hear cases involving violations of city codes and ordinances. They also hear misdemeanor, civil traffic, and petty offense cases within the boundaries of their cities and towns. These courts can enter orders of protection and injunctions prohibiting harassment in some cases. They do not hear divorce cases, small claims cases, or eviction cases.
Federal Courts in Yuma County are at the John M. Roll Courthouse in downtown Yuma.
Yuma County Superior Court
Juvenile Justice Center
2440 W. 28th St., Yuma, AZ 85364
Presiding Judge: Kathryn Stocking-Tate
Yuma County Justice Courts
South County Justice Court
1358 E. Liberty St., San Luis, AZ 85349
P.O. Box 7650, San Luis, AZ 85349
Justice of the Peace: Juan M. Guerrero
GPS leads you down the wrong street to get there. From Juan Sanchez Blvd, take 6th Avenue to get there
Wellton Justice Court – Precinct 3
10260 Dome St, Wellton, AZ 85356
P.O. Box 384 Wellton, AZ 85356
Justice of the Peace: Russ Jones
This is the same building as the Wellton Municipal Court.
Misdemeanor drug cases from the Border Patrol Checkpoint on Interstate 8 near milepost 17 are heard here.
Municipal Courts in Yuma County
Somerton Municipal Court
350 W. Main St., Somerton, AZ 85350
P.O. Box 485, Somerton, AZ 85350
Magistrate: Manuel Figueroa
San Luis Municipal Court
767 William Brooks Ave., San Luis, AZ 85349
P.O. Box 1670, San Luis, AZ 85349
Magistrate: Nohemy Echavarria
Wellton Municipal Court
10260 Dome St, Wellton, AZ 85356
Magistrate: Russ Jones
This is the same building and judge as the Wellton Justice Court
Legal Websites and Free Legal Resources
Federal Law and Free Legal Resources
United States Constitution The supreme law in the United States. This version is from the United States Senate website and includes all amendments. Constitutional rights generally come from Amendments to the Constitution and opinions from the Supreme Court of the United States.
United States Code laws passed by United States Congress. The United States Code is vast. Like Arizona Revised Statutes, using just the United States Code does not provide a full picture. Case law interprets the United States Code, and must also be considered.
Electronic Code of Federal Regulations rules created by federal agencies that supplement the laws passed by the United States Congress
United States Supreme Court Opinions This is not the official court website. The official court website does not have search functions is not user-friendly. One of our firm’s Yuma Lawyers is admitted to the United States Supreme Court.
United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit Opinions Official court website. Includes PDFs of the most recent opinions. One of our firm’s Yuma lawyers is admitted to the United States Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit. The Ninth Circuit covers Arizona, California, Oregon, Washington, Alaska, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, Guam, and the Northern Mariana Islands.
Arizona Law and Free Legal Resources
Arizona Constitution supreme law of the State of Arizona
Arizona Revised Statutes are the laws passed by the Arizona Legislature. The law is more than statutes. Appellate courts have interpreted these statutes, and those decisions are also law. This website is not the official version of Arizona statutes.
Arizona Administrative Code Regulations that supplement Arizona Revised Statutes. Individual state agencies are given authority to write regulations in specific areas by the Arizona Legislature. The Arizona Secretary of State publishes the rules.
Arizona Supreme Court Opinions Only newer opinions are included on the website.
Arizona Court of Appeals Division 1 Decisions Yuma lawyers, and cases from Maricopa, La Paz, Mohave, Coconino, Yavapai, Navajo and Apache counties are heard here
Arizona Court of Appeals Division 2 Decisions Appeals from Pima, Pinal, Cochise, Santa Cruz, Greenlee, Graham and Gila counties
Yuma Court Case Search Public Access information about court cases for most state trial courts in Arizona. All Yuma courts participate. Not all case types are listed. This is a free legal resource, and even local Yuma lawyers use it to get information.
Local Law and Free Legal Resources
Local Government Agencies and Resources
U.S. Border Patrol Yuma Sector
4035 S. Ave. A, Yuma, AZ 85365
Includes stations in Wellton, Yuma, and Blythe
San Luis Port of Entry
Highway 95 & International Border, San Luis, AZ 85349
P.O. Box 7050, San Luis, AZ 85349
Arizona Department of Public Safety
2111 East Gila Ridge Rd., Yuma, AZ 85365
Arizona Motor Vehicle Division
2165 Gila Ridge Rd, Yuma, AZ 85365
Clerk of Superior Court
Yuma County Superior Court
250 W. 2nd Street, Yuma, AZ 85364
Yuma County Adult Probation
405 S. Main Street, Yuma, AZ 85364
Yuma County Recorder
192 S Maiden Lane, Suite B, Yuma, AZ 85364
Yuma County Assessor
192 S Maiden Lane, Third Floor, Yuma, AZ 85364
Yuma County Treasurer
192 S Maiden Lane, Yuma, AZ 85364
We are pleased to provide these free legal resources to help you with your legal issue. Most areas of law include statutes and case law. Just reviewing the statutes may not provide a full picture of the current status of the law. Many areas of law, like bankruptcy, criminal defense, or even child support, involve a combination of federal and state law. Sometimes a Yuma lawyer is needed to make sure that a case is as strong as possible.