Carefree-Cave Creek Consolidated Court


Mission Statement: The Carefree-Cave Creek Consolidated Court is committed to efficient resolution of all cases in a fair and impartial manner while providing excellent customer service.

Hours:  Monday - Friday 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.

Address: 37622 N Cave Creek Road, Suite B, Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Effective January 1, 2014, the Carefree Municipal Court and the Cave Creek Municipal Court consolidated to become the Carefree-Cave Creek Consolidated Court.

The court has jurisdiction over all traffic offenses, criminal misdemeanors, Town ordinance violations, and protective orders that occur within the Towns of Carefree and Cave Creek.

Open Court is held each Wednesday from 9:00am until the cases are heard.  The court is closed on legal holidays with the exception of Columbus Day. The court is also closed the day after Thanksgiving and the day before or after Christmas.

Interpreter services are available. If you do not speak English, please let Court staff know you need the assistance of an interpreter.

Se disponen de servicios de interpretación. Si usted no habla inglés, favor de informar al personal del tribunal que necesita la ayuda de un intérprete. 
“The availability of case management system data and case records is subject to the court’s records retention schedule.”


The Court offers three options for paying offsite or online with a credit or debit card. In some instances, an option may charge a lesser service fee and thus may be less expensive for you.  It is up to you to determine which option costs less.

  • In Person:    Payments can be made in person 8:00am - 4:30pm Monday through Friday
  • Offsite:     Court Customers can now make cash payments without having to appear at the courthouse. Instead, payments can be made at retailers nationwide, including locally at CVS Pharmacy. This allows court customers to make payments outside of court business hours and at hundreds of locations throughout the state and the country. This vendor charges a $2.99 service fee. For more information visit Arizona Court Pay or call 1-800-720-7743.

Arizona Court Pay charges a flat-rate service fee of $5.00 for using this service.     

Carefree-Cave Creek charges a service fee of 5% of the payment amount for using this service. You may also call this vendor at 1-844-546-9372 to make your payment.  The same service fee of 5% applies.

To Pay Fines and Fees you will need the following:

   *  Court Docket Number or Citation/Complaint number
   *  Bond Card/Fine Schedule
   *  Credit or Debit Card  

Payments are NOT accepted for: Defensive Driving School - you must pay the school directly.

Juveniles MUST come to court with a parent or guardian.

If you are required to pay fines, penalties, fees or other financial obligations as a result of a judgement of this court and you are unable to pay, bring this information to the attention of court staff or the judge because payments over time or other alternatives may be available.

Do not ignore your responsibility to pay, as this may result in additional penalties and costs to you. For more information, contact the court or an attorney.

If you need more information, please call the court at 480-488-1689.

Si a usted se le exige pagar multas, sanciones, cuotas u otras obligaciones económicas como resultado de una sentencia en este tribunal y no puede pagarlas, avíseles o al personal del tribunal o al juez de su situación porque puede ser posible pagar a plazos o puede existir otra opción. 

No haga caso omiso de su responsabilidad de pagar, el cual le podría generar nuevas sanciones y costas. Para obtener más información, o póngase en contacto con el tribunal o un abogado.

Effective January 1, 2021 and pursuant to Supreme Court Administrative Order #2010-118, the acceptable methods of payment for fines, civil sanctions, and all other fees collected for the Carefree-Cave Creek Consolidated Court must be in the form of acceptable cash, money order, cashier’s check, traveler’s check, Visa, MasterCard, Discover Card, American Express, or personal check, and a receipt will be issued for every payment made in person. The receipt provided by the court is proof of payment. Please contact the court at 480-488-1689 to request a receipt if you are not making a payment in person.

No personal checks will be accepted for civil traffic suspensions or warrants.
A $25 handling fee will be added to all returned checks from the bank drawn on for non-sufficient funds, stop-payment, or closed account and credit card charge-backs.




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This court DOES handle the following:
•    Civil Traffic Cases
•    Misdemeanors (e.g. shoplifting)
•    Town Code Violations

This court DOES NOT handle the following:
•    Marriages (licenses or ceremonies)
•    Divorces
•    Lawsuits (small claims)
•    Evictions
•    Probate matters


Contact Info

Tara Parascandola
Presiding Judge

37622 N Cave Creek Road, Suite B Cave Creek, AZ 85331

Marilyn J. Dodge
Court Administrator

37622 N Cave Creek Road, Suite B Cave Creek, AZ 85331