Municipal Court

Our Mission

The Mission of the Yuma Municipal Court is to enhance the quality of life in the City of Yuma by providing all people that appear in the Court with a responsive and professional judicial branch of government.

Basic Contact Information

1515 S. 2nd Avenue
Yuma, AZ 85364

Main Phone:
(928) 373-4800

Hours of Operation:
Monday – Friday
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday Closed  11:30 AM -1:00 PM

City of Yuma Holiday Schedule

Judicial Enforcement Unit (JEU):
(928) 373-5000 Ext. 6222

Court Security Control Officer:
(928) 373-4810

Court Administrator:
(928) 373-4812


About Municipal Court

Municipal Court is a court of limited jurisdiction pursuant to the Charter of the City of Yuma, the Constitution of the State of Arizona and the Constitution of the United States of America. The Court hears misdemeanor criminal cases (including but not limited to driving under the influence and domestic violence cases), criminal and civil traffic violations and all criminal and civil matters related to City Ordinances.

The Court issues civil orders including orders of protection and injunctions against harassment. Court security officers provide security for the Court, serve summons and subpoenas, transport prisoners to and from the Court as necessary, and assist with video court.

The current Municipal Court Judges

  • Presiding Judge James F. Coil, elected to serve a term beginning January 1, 2018 and ending December 31, 2020  

  • Judge Jeanette Umphress, elected to serve a term beginning January 1, 2012 and ending December 31, 2019

If you are required to pay fines, penalities, fees or other financial obligations as a result of a judgement of this court and you are unable to pay, bring this information to the attention of the court staff or the judge because payments over time or other alternatives may be available.  Do not ignore your responsibility to pay, as this may result in additional penalties and costs to you.  For more information, contact the court or an attorney.

Si a usted se le exige pagar multas, sanciones, cuotas u otras obligaciones economicas como resultado de una sentencia en este tribunal y no puede pagarlas, aviseles o al personal del tribunal o al juez de su situaction porque puede ser posible pagar a plazos o puede existir otra opcion.  No haga caso omiso de su responsibilidad de pagar, el cual le podria generar nuevas sanciones y costas.  Paras obtener mas informacion, pongase en contacto con el tribunal o un abogado.