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Rule 10. Defendant Can File a Motion to Change Venue

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedRules of Small Claims ProcedureEffective: January 1, 2020

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Rules of Small Claims Procedure
Effective: January 1, 2020
17B A.R.S. Rules of Small Claims Procedure, Rule 10
Rule 10. Defendant Can File a Motion to Change Venue
If the lawsuit is not filed in the correct justice court precinct, the defendant may file a motion to change the venue of the lawsuit. The plaintiff has 10 days to file a response. If the justice of the peace grants the motion, the court will transfer the lawsuit to the proper precinct. The parties must continue to appear at any scheduled court dates until they receive notice that the court has granted the motion.


Added Aug. 27, 2019, effective Jan. 1, 2020.
17B A. R. S. Rules Small Claims Proc., Rule 10, AZ ST SM CL Rule 10
State Court Rules are current with amendments received and effective through September 15, 2023. The Code of Judicial Administration is current with amendments received through September 15, 2023.
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