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Arizona Primary Legal Materials

A quick guide to Arizona government documents and State court decisions.

INTRODUCTION

Even though most state agencies issue reports, none of them provide print copies, so you must look online at their website either for the report or  how to contact the agency to access it.

Some state agencies like the Board of Tax Appeals and the Department of Revenue, provide decisions on individual cases.  These decisions are different than judicial opinions.  For one thing, these state agencies, unlike judges, do not decide matters of law.  However, these state agencies do make factual determinations and can even adjudicate the rights of parties.  

STATE ADMINISTRATIVE DECISIONS

Arizona Board of Tax Appeals

  • Decisions, (Official) Phoenix: By the Board of Tax Appeals, contains appeals from Department of Revenue decisions.  Available in the Arizona Section (First Floor).
  • Decisions (Unofficial): Online version, contains decisions from 2001-2014, does not appear to be regularly updated.

Office of the Attorney General

  • Attorney General Opinions: (Official) Phoenix: Arizona Attorney General, (1999- ) — Formal legal opinions by Attorney General offering guidance to school districts, agencies, public officials, legislators, and court personnel in day-to-day operations. Issued by year-opinion number. 
  • Also available in print in the Arizona Section for the years 1994-2003.

Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings

  • The Arizona Office of Administrative Hearings  - a collection of administrative decisions for many state agencies including the Acupuncture Board of Examiners, Agricultural Employment Relations Board, Board of Athletic Trainers, Board of Barbers, the Board of Occupational Therapy Examiners, the Board of Osteopathic Examiners, Department of Financial Institutions, Department of Liquor Licenses and Control, Game and Fish Department, State Department of Housing, the Arizona Lottery, the Medical Board, State Board of Optometry, Arizona State Parks, State Retirement System, State Veterans Home.  

The Arizona Department of Revenue

AGENCY RESOURCES

  • Tribal-State Gaming Compacts: (Official) Phoenix: Office of the Governor — Available from the Arizona Department of Gaming. Agreements between Indian tribes and state regarding operation of gaming casinos. Available in the Arizona Section.
  • Arizona Corporation Commission: The Arizona Corporation Commission (ACC) sets rules, regulations, and orders regarding public service corporations (utilities, securities) in Arizona, investigates and holds hearings on rate setting, and retains the public records of all corporations doing business within Arizona.

LIST OF ARIZONA AGENCIES

A complete searchable listing of all Arizona agencies is provided by the State at AZdirect.gov.  Agencies are listed alphabetically, with the contact information, the agency's website URL, and the physical address.  Below is a basic list:

A

Administration, Department of

Administrative Hearings Office

Administrative Office of the Courts

Agriculture Employment Relations Board

Agriculture, Department of

Arizona Commerce Authority

Arizona Exposition and State Fair

Arizona Power Authority

Arizona State Parks

Arts Commission

Attorney General's Office

Auditor General

Automobile Theft Authority

B

Bar Association (State Bar of Arizona)

Board of Accountancy

Board of Acupuncture

Board of Appraisal

Board of Athletic Training

Board of Barbers

Board of Behavioral Health Examiners

Board of Charter Schools

Board of Chiropractic Examiners

Board of Constable Ethics, Standards & Training

Board of Cosmetology

Board of Dental Examiners

Board of Dispensing Opticians

Board of Equalization

Board of Executive Clemency

Board of Fingerprinting

Board of Funeral Directors and Embalmers

Board of Homeopathic/Integrated Medicine Examiners

Board of Massage Therapy

Board of Medical Student Loans

Board of Nursing

Board of Occupational Therapy

Board of Optometry

Board of Osteopathic Examiners

Board of Pharmacy

Board of Physical Therapy

Board of Podiatry Examiners

Board of Private Postsecondary Education

Board of Psychologist Examiners

Board of Regents

Board of Respiratory Care Examiners

Board of Tax Appeals

Board of Technical Registration

Board on Geographic and Historic Names

Boxing Commission

C

Child Safety, Department of

Citizens Clean Elections Commission

Commission of Indian Affairs

Commission of Postsecondary Education

Corporation Commission

Corrections, Department of

Cotton Research & Protection Council

Court of Appeals - Division I

Court of Appeals - Division II

Criminal Justice Commission

D

Deaf and the Hard of Hearing, Commission for the

Deferred Compensation

Division of Emergency Management

E

Economic Security

Education, Department of

Emergency and Military Affairs, Department

Environmental Quality, Dept. of

Equal Opportunity, Governor's Office of

F

Financial Institutions, Department of

First Things First, Early Childhood Development and Health Board, Arizona

Forestry and Fire Management

G

Game and Fish Department

Gaming Department

Geological Survey

Governor's Office

H

Health Care Cost Containment System - AHCCCS

Health Services

Highway Safety, Governor's Office of

Historical Society, Arizona

Historical Society, Prescott

Homeland Security

House of Representatives

Housing Department

I

Independent Redistricting Commission

Industrial Commission

Insurance Department

J

Joint Legislative Budget Committee

Juvenile Corrections

L

Land Department

Law Enforcement Merit System Council

Legislative Council

Library, Archives & Public Records

Liquor Licenses & Control Department

Lottery

M

Medical Board

Museum

N

Naturopathic Physicians Medical Board

Navigable Stream Adjudication Commission

Nursing Care Institution Administrators and Assisted Living Facility Managers Board

O

Office of Ombudsman-Citizens’ Aide

P

Peace Officer Standards and Training Board

Personnel Board

Pest Management, Office of/ Department of Agriculture

Pioneers' Home

Prosecuting Attorneys' Advisory Council

Public Safety Personnel Retirement System

Public Safety, Dept. of

R

Racing, Department of

Radiation Regulatory Agency

Real Estate Department

Registrar of Contractors

Residential Utility Consumer Office

Retirement System, Arizona State

Revenue, Department of

S

School Facilities Board

School for the Deaf and Blind

Secretary of State

Senate

State Boards Office

State Mine Inspector

Supreme Court, Arizona

T

Tourism, Office of

Transportation, Dept. of

Treasurer's Office

U

Uniform State Laws Commission

Universities

V

Veterans' Services

Veterinary Medical Examiners Board

W

Water Infrastructure Finance Authority

Water Resources, Department of

Weights & Measures, Department of