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Rule 9. Sealing and Unsealing Court Documents

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

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Arizona Rules of Probate Procedure (Refs & Annos)
Part I. General Information
Effective: January 1, 2020
17B A.R.S. Rules Probate Proc., Rule 9
Rule 9. Sealing and Unsealing Court Documents
(a) Procedure. The procedure for sealing and unsealing documents in a probate case is governed by Civil Rule 5.4.
(b) Access to Sealed Documents. Court documents that are sealed in a probate case may be examined only by judicial officers or those persons identified in Rule 8(b)(2)(E). Access to sealed documents by court staff or clerk staff may be determined by local administrative order. Parties and the public may access sealed documents only by court order, except that certified copies of any sealed order appointing the fiduciary, sealed acceptance of appointment, sealed proof of completion of training, and sealed letters of the fiduciary's appointment may be obtained without a court order by the following persons:
(1) the court appointed fiduciary,
(2) that fiduciary's attorney, or
(3) a person authorized by the fiduciary or the fiduciary's attorney upon presentation of a completed Form 15, Authorization to Obtain Certified Copy of a Sealed Document.


Added Aug. 29, 2019, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
17B A. R. S. Rules Probate Proc., Rule 9, AZ ST PROB Rule 9
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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