City Court  

Glendale City Court Judges adjudicate criminal misdemeanors, City Code violations, traffic violations and certain juvenile offenses committed in the City of Glendale. In cases of domestic violence and harassment, the Court issues protective orders.  The Court has the authority to issue search warrants for misdemeanors and felonies.

5711 West Glendale Avenue, Glendale, AZ 85301
(623) 930-2400 Fax: (623) 937-8860
Pay by Phone: (623) 930-2427

 Hours of Operation: 8AM - 5PM (M-F)

 COURT NOTICE                 


Due to concern for the spread of COVID - 19 in the general population, the Governor of the State of Arizona has declared a statewide emergency pursuant to A.R.S. §26-303 and in accordance with A.R.S. §26-301(15). Although Arizona's Courts remain open for business, the Supreme Court of the State of Arizona has filed an Administrative Order in the matter of "AUTHORIZING LIMITATION OF COURT OPERATIONS DURING A PUBLIC HEALTH EMERGENCY" filed on March 18, 2020.  - Administrative Order No. 2020 - 48

In addition to Administrative Order No. 2020 - 48, and to avoid as many as possible all in-person proceedings in the Glendale City Court to the greatest extent possible consistent with core constitutional rights. Presiding Judge Finn has issued - Administrative Order No. 2020 - 010

Per Administrative Order 2019-002 that went into effect February 1, 2019, persons are not permitted to use electronic devices to photograph, record or broadcast anything occurring in the courtroom or courthouse without prior permission of the Court. A violation of this rule may be subject to contempt or cited for criminal charges. -Administrative Order 2019-002Rule 122.1, Rules of the Supreme Court of AZ. 

 COURT SECURITY               

X-Ray Machine

The Glendale City Court has full-time security personnel
who are stationed at the main entrance to the court.

Everyone who visits the court must pass through a metal detector and must place all personal belongings through an X-ray machine to be viewed. In addition, your personal belongings may be subject to a search. - Administrative Order No. 2017 - 15, Administrative Order by Supreme Court of AZ.

Presiding Judge Finn

Presiding Judge Finn

Judge Burkholder   Judge Delgado   Judge Baxter

          Judge Burkholder             Judge Delgado               Judge Baxter

Elizabeth Finn, appointed by City Council in 2003, serves as Presiding Judge for Glendale City Court

John Burkholder, appointed by City Council 1995, serves as Judge for Glendale City Court

Manuel Delgado, appointed by City Council 2013, serves as Judge for Glendale City Court

Jean Baxter​, appointed by Presiding Judge in 2014, serves as Court Hearing Officer for Glendale City Court