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Rule 1. Scope of Rules; Definitions

Arizona Revised Statutes AnnotatedSuperior Court Rules of Appellate Procedure-- CivilEffective: January 1, 2022

Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated
Superior Court Rules of Appellate Procedure-- Civil (Refs & Annos)
Effective: January 1, 2022
Superior Court Rules of Appellate Procedures-Civil, Rule 1
Rule 1. Scope of Rules; Definitions
(a) These rules govern the procedures in all civil appeals, except as provided otherwise by law, taken to the Superior Court from an order or the final judgment of a justice court pursuant to A.R.S. § 22-261, or municipal court pursuant to A.R.S. § 22-425(B), including but not limited to Orders of Protection, Injunctions Against Harassment, and other civilly sanctioned cases.
(b) All appeals from the limited jurisdiction courts shall be on the record. The record may be made by a certified reporter or other electronic means approved by the Supreme Court. A trial de novo shall not be granted when a party who had opportunity to request that a verbatim record of the limited jurisdiction court proceedings be made, failed to do so.
(c) The Arizona Rules of Civil Procedure and Local Rules of Practice in the Superior Courts shall govern the proceedings before the Superior Court where no rule is specified herein, and insofar as such rules are practicable.
(d) The justice or municipal court where the action originated is herein referred to as the “trial court” or limited jurisdiction court and the Superior Court to which the appeal is taken is herein referred to as the “Superior Court.”
(e) “Decision”, as used in these rules, shall mean a written disposition of an appeal, by the Superior Court pursuant to these rules.
(f) “Entry of judgment”, as used in these rules, shall mean a judgment which has been signed by the judge and filed with the court.
(g) In computing time limits, the “last day” or “deadline” means that when the last day of any period of time, or the deadline for completing an act prescribed herein falls on a Saturday, Sunday, or day when the court is closed, the “last day” or “deadline” shall be the next day court is open. The day of the act or event from which the designated time period begins is not to be included. Except as stated by these rules or by order of court in a particular case, the filing deadlines for motions, responses, and memoranda, are not enlarged when sent by mail.
(h) For the purposes of these rules, an “authorized transcriber” has the same meaning as set forth in Supreme Court Rule 30(a)(2).


Added April 30, 2003, effective June 1, 2003 on an emergency basis. Amended Sept. 18, 2006, effective Jan. 1, 2007; amended on an emergency basis, Sept. 30, 2021, adopted on a permanent basis effective Jan. 1, 2022.
17C A. R. S. Super. Ct. Civil Appellate Proc. Rules, Rule 1, AZ ST SUPER CT RAP CIV Rule 1
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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