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Frequently Asked Questions

 

How do I find out if I have a Warrant for my arrest?

If you suspect that a warrant exists for your arrest you should contact the court of jurisdiction. Individuals seeking information about the status of a court case or final case disposition must contact the court of jurisdiction.

Pima County Justice Courts
240 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 740-3171

Pima County Juvenile Court Center
2225 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, AZ 85713
(520) 740-2000

Pima County Superior Courts
110 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 740-3200

State of Arizona, Court of Appeals
400 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 628-6954

Tucson City Courts
103 E. Alameda Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 791-4216

United States District Court
405 W. Congress St.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 205-4200

 

How do I visit someone in jail?

If you know which facility and pod the person is housed in, refer to that facility’s visitation schedule. If you only know that the individual is currently at the Pima County Jail, go to the Jail and Inmate Look-Up page to search, by the person’s name, for their location. An inmate must be in custody for 24 hours or have made their first court appearance before visitation privileges are authorized. Inmate’s serving disciplinary sanctions do not have visitation privileges.

 

I have received a traffic ticket - what do I do?

If the charge is D.U.I., Drag Racing, Reckless Driving, or Driving on a Suspended License, you must appear in Court on the appearance date listed on the complaint and go before a Judge. If you are a juvenile, a parent or guardian must accompany you.

For all other traffic offenses, you may:

  • Plead “no contest” and pay the fine. The fine may be paid in-person, by mail, or on-line at the Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts.
  • Plead “not responsible” and request a hearing. A hearing may be requested in-person or by mail at the Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts.
  • Attend a Defensive Driving Course. You must enroll on or before the Court appearance date on your traffic ticket and complete the course within 7 days prior to your listed court date.

For traffic tickets issued in Ajo, Arizona or the Green Valley area, fines and court appearances are at the following locations:

Pima County Justice Court JP#3 
111 La Mina Avenue 
Ajo, Arizona
(520) 387-7684

Pima County Justice Court JP#7 
601 N. La Canada Drive
Green Valley, Arizona 85614
(520) 648-0658

If your ticket was issued by an agency other than the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, please refer to the issuing agency for instruction.

 

How do I obtain an Order of Protection or Injunction Against Harassment?

Orders of Protection and Injunctions Against Harassment may be issued by any court in the State of Arizona. This answer will only refer to the four major courts within Pima County.

A petition or injunction may be filed at the following courts Monday through Friday between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm:

Tucson City Court
103 E. Alameda Street
Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 791-4216

Pima County Consolidated Justice Courts
240 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 740-3171 

Pima County Juvenile Court, Clerk’s Office
2225 E. Ajo Way
Tucson, Arizona 85713
(520) 740-2000 

Pima County Superior Court, Clerk’s Office
110 W. Congress, 1st Floor
Tucson, Arizona 85701 
(520) 740-4200

After 4:30pm weekdays, or at any time on a weekend or holiday, an Emergency Order of Protection can be requested by contacting the Tucson Police Department (520-741-4441) or the Pima County Sheriff’s Department (520-351-4900). In case of an emergency, call 9-1-1.

 

How do I obtain a VISA/Immigration Clearance Letter?

Requests for a VISA/Immigration Clearance Letter may be made in person or by mail at the Pima County Sheriff’s Department, Records Maintenance Unit. The Records Maintenance Unit is located at:

1650 E. Benson Highway, Suite C
Tucson, Arizona 85714-1758
Phone (520) 351-8550

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department prepares VISA/Immigration Clearance Letters for the purposes of international travel only. No letters are issued for purposes of employment or housing. Responses to requests submitted by mail will be forwarded directly to the consulate, not the requestor.

Research for visa letter requests is limited to a search of the Sheriff's Department's original records for the past 10 years. Research does not include a query of other agencies' records or databases.

All requests for a VISA/Immigration Clearance Letter concerning a juvenile must be made at the Pima County Juvenile Court Center.

The fee for a VISA/Immigration Clearance Letter is $5.00.

 

Does PCSD perform public fingerprinting?

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department Sheriff’s Auxiliary Volunteers provide fingerprinting services for employment, licensing, or immigration applications for a fee of $10.00 per card. Payment can be made with cash or a Visa or Mastercard (there is a $1.00 fee for a credit card). Government-issued photo identification cards are required for fingerprinting services. These services are available Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, between the hours of 10:00am and 2:00pm.  Also the first and third Saturday of every month, between the hours of 9:00am and 12:00pm at:

1650 E. Benson Highway, Suite B
Tucson, Arizona 85714-1758
Phone: (520) 351-4680

 

How do I recover seized or found property?

Individuals seeking information about the release of seized, recovered, or found property should contact the Evidence Unit at (520) 351-4724.

 

How do I request a Criminal History Check?

Individuals requiring background or criminal history information may obtain a Sheriff’s Certificate of Immigration Letter from:

Records Maintenance Unit
1650 E. Benson Hwy, Suite C
Tucson, AZ 85714-1758
(520) 351-4650

Please note the certificate will only include information reference Pima County Sheriff’s Department contacts. Other background and criminal history checks may be obtained from each individual agency or contact:

Arizona Department of Public Safety
(602) 223-2222

Visa letters providing date, charge and disposition of felony convictions are prepared for requesting adults for the purpose of international travel only. No letters are issued for purposes of employment or housing. Responses to requests submitted by mail will be forwarded directly to the consulate. Research for visa letter requests is limited to a search of the Department’s original records for the past 10 years. Research does not include a query of other agencies’ records or databases. Requests may be made in person or by mail to the Records Maintenance Unit.

  • Requests for certificates or letters must include: 
  • Full name and date of birth
  • Social security number
  • Home address
  • Picture identification (in person requests)
  • Consulate information (mailed requests)
  • Payment for service
  • Requests for juveniles must be made at the Pima County Juvenile Court Center

 

I am required to register as a sex offender, how do I do this?

In Arizona, sheriff’s departments are responsible for providing registration services to convicted sex offenders and disseminating information to the Arizona Department of Public Safety for the statewide registry. For those individuals residing in Pima County, registration shall be completed at our Forensic Unit located at:

Pima County Sheriff’s Department
Forensic Unit
1650 E. Benson Hwy, Suite D
Tucson, AZ
(520) 351-4982

 Offenders may register Monday through Friday, excluding holidays, during the hours of 8:00 AM – 3:00PM

 

How to I obtain copies of a police report?

The Pima County Sheriff’s Department maintains a state of the art computerized records maintenance system. The Records Maintenance Unit manages public law enforcement records originated by the Department. Records originating in other jurisdictions are not maintained or released by the Department. Requests for records may be submitted in person or by mail to:

Pima County Sheriff’s Department
Attn: Records Maintenance
1650 E. Benson Hwy, Suite C
Tucson, AZ 85714-1758
(520) 351-4650

When making a records request the following information is required:

  • Requestor’s name, address, and telephone number
  • Case number or date and location of the incident

Release of case information may be subject to review and authorization by the case investigator. This process and transcribing of the report may delay immediate release of information. Restricted access cases may not be released if the content of the record would hinder an ongoing investigation or bring harm to individuals related to the case. Crime victim information will only be released to the victim or his/her designated representative.

Fees for Services

Public Service Desk Requests

Incident Reports (15 pgs.) - $5.00 each
Over 15 pages - $0.25 per page
Notary Service - $2.00 per page
Video Tapes - $10.00 each
Audio Tapes - $5.00 each
Reproduction Fee - $15.00 per hour
Standard Photographs - $1.00 each

 

Where do I pay my personal property tax and what if they are delinquent?

Personal property taxes are to be paid at the:

Pima County Treasurer’s Office
115 N. Church Avenue
Tucson, Arizona 85701
(520) 740-8341

Checks are to be made payable to the Pima County Treasurer’s Office. Please include your reference number on all payments. Delinquent payments must be paid in the form of cash, cashier’s check, or money order. DO NOT SEND CASH!

If you are delinquent in paying your personal property taxes, your property may be seized and sold to satisfy your tax debt, to include interest and fees. It is in your best interest to pay your personal property taxes on-time.

 

How do I contact my Arizona State Prosecutor?

Pima County Attorney's Office
32 N. Stone Ave.
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 740-5600 

State of Arizona, Attorney General
400 W. Congress St., Suite 315
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 628-6504 

United States Attorney
405 W. Congress St., Suite 4800
Tucson, AZ 85701
(520) 620-7300

 

Where can I obtain information about a concealed weapons permit?

Contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety at (602) 223-2000 or visit their Website. Applications for a concealed weapons permit must be made to the Arizona Department of Public Safety.

 

I already filed a report with the Sheriff’s Department and how can I add additional information to the report?

If you have already filed a report with the Sheriff’s Department and have a nine-digit report number, you may file a Citizen’s Supplemental Report with additional information related to the original report.  You may use the Citizen’s Supplemental Report to provide a list of stolen, damaged, or missing items by using the paper mail-in form (pcsd 505) that may have been given to you by our deputy or you may call the non-emergency phone number at (520) 351-4900.

  

What if this happened on an Arizona State freeway?

If the incident is a hit and run that took place on an Arizona State roadway, please contact the Arizona Department of Public Safety. If the incident is a theft, vandalism, or lost property that took place on an Arizona State roadway, you may proceed with on-line reporting if it meets all the other requirements.