About Constables

The Constables of Maricopa County provide the public with an efficient and timely service of process issued through the Justice Courts. These processes include:

  • Orders of Protection
  • Summons
  • Subpoenas
  • Writs of the Court such as evictions and property seizures

There are 26 elected Constables serving the over 4 million citizens of Maricopa County.

Maricopa County Constable Badge


Constables’ duties include but are not limited to the following:

  • Conduct Constable sales of property levied on to satisfy judgments
  • Execute and return writs of possession or restitution (evictions)
  • Judicial security
  • Levy and return writs of execution (seize property to satisfy judgments)
  • Serve criminal and civil summons and subpoenas
  • Serve orders of protection and orders prohibiting harassment
  • Store personal property levied on
  • Summon Jurors
  1. General Information
  2. Duties, Powers & Prohibitions

A part of the Arizona justice system since the territorial days of the state, a Constable is an elected officer of the county for the Justice Precinct and must live in the precinct to which elected.

Executive & Enforcement Branch

The Constable serves the criminal and civil process of the Justice Courts and other legal parties. Constables are the Executive and Enforcement Branch of the Justice Court.

Elected Officials

One Justice of the Peace and one Constable is elected to each precinct. Constables stand for election every four years. The Constable and Justice of the Peace are the last truly locally elected officials of our justice system, making them the only officials of the courts responsible to the voters. Constables are elected to reflect the values and concerns of the community.

Fees Collected

State law sets fees collected by the court for Constable services. Fees go to the general fund, not to the Constable.