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Rule 20. Confidentiality of Plaintiff's Address

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedArizona Rules of Protective Order ProcedureEffective: January 1, 2020

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Arizona Rules of Protective Order Procedure
Part V. Issuance of Protective Orders
Effective: January 1, 2020
17B A.R.S. Rules Protect.Ord. Proc., Rule 20
Formerly cited as AZ ST RPOP Rule 3
Rule 20. Confidentiality of Plaintiff's Address
(a) Protected Address. A judicial officer must verify that the plaintiff's residential address and contact information do not appear on the petition or the protective order. The judicial officer must avoid stating the plaintiff's residential address or contact information on the record. See A.R.S. §§ 12-1809(C)(1) and 13-3602(C)(1).
(b) Domestic Violence Shelter Address. A plaintiff who is staying in a domestic violence shelter cannot be asked to disclose the location of the shelter. But subject to Rule 12(b), the plaintiff must provide an alternate address to allow for court contact. See A.R.S. § 36-3009.
(c) Address Confidentiality Program. A participant in the Address Confidentiality Program may ask the court to use the participant's substitute address as the participant's residential, work, or school address in court records pertaining to a protective order. See A.R.S. §§ 41-161 to 169.


Formerly Rule 3, added Sept. 5, 2007, effective Jan. 1, 2008. Renumbered Rule 20 and amended Aug. 27, 2015, effective Jan. 1, 2016. Amended Aug. 27, 2019, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
17B A. R. S. Rules Protective Order Proc., Rule 20, AZ ST RPOP Rule 20
State Court Rules are current with amendments received through May 15, 2024. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through May 15, 2024.
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