A Guide to Primary Arizona Legal Materials
Reference & Government Documents Librarian
Scope: Primary sources of Arizona law are state laws, codes, court cases, rules, administrative regulations and decisions, and county and city ordinances and codes. Most of these legal sources can be found in law libraries in Arizona, online on Westlaw and Lexis (two commercial vendors), and on official government web sites on the Internet. Some materials are available only at government offices.
Session Laws | Statutes | County Ordinances | County Codes | City Ordinances | City Codes | Court Decisions | Court Rules | Ethics Opinions | Regulations | Administrative Decisions | Executive Publications | Internet | Territorial Law
Chapter Laws (slip laws). (official) Phoenix: Arizona Secretary of State.
Session Laws of Arizona. 1912- (official) Phoenix: Ariz. Legislature.
Arizona Legislative Service. (Thomson West), a compilation of current session laws with table of A.R.S. sections affected.
Arizonan Revised Statutes Annotated. (official) St. Paul, MN: Thomson West.
Arizona Revised Statutes. (unannotated, unofficial, online version) http://www.azleg.gov/ArizonaRevisedStatutes.asp
Arizona Revised Statutes (unofficial). Charlotteville, VA: LexisNexis.
Pima County Ordinances. (official) Tucson: Pima County Board of Supervisors.
Pima County Code. (official) Seattle, WA: Book Publishing Co.
Tucson City Ordinances. (official) Tucson: City.
Tucson (Arizona) Code. (official) Tallahassee, FL.: Municipal Code Corporation.
Tucson (Arizona) Land Use Code. (official) Tucson: City Planning Dept.
Code Of the City Of Phoenix. (official) Phoenix: City.
Zoning Ordinance Of the City Of Phoenix. Phoenix: City Planning Dept.
|[NOTE: Some Arizona city codes are online at Municode. Print editions of most city and town codes are at the Arizona State Library, Phoenix.]|
Slip Opinions. (official) Phoenix: Arizona Supreme Court.
Arizona Advance Reports. Provo, UT: Code Co.
Arizona Reports. (official) San Francisco, CA: Bancroft, 1884-1945 (v.1-63); St. Paul, MN: Thomson West, 1945- (v. 64- )
Arizona Appeals Reports. (official) St. Paul, MN: West Publishing Co., 1965-1976 (v.1-27)
Pacific Reporter. (1st, 2d, 3d) St. Paul, MN: Thomson West.
Administrative Orders. (official) Phoenix: Arizona Supreme Court.
Arizona Revised Statutes Annotated. v. 16-17B (official) St. Paul, MN: Thomson West.
Arizona Rules of Court: State. St. Paul, MN: Thomson West.
Arizona Rules of Court: Federal. St. Paul, MN: Thomson West.
Arizona Rules of Court Annotated. Provo, UT: Michie.
Arizona Ethics Opinions. (official) Phoenix: State Bar of Arizona.
Arizona Ethics Desk Reference. Phoenix: State Bar of Arizona, 1995.
Arizona Administrative Register. (official) Phoenix: Arizona Secretary of State.
Arizona Administrative Code. (official) Phoenix: Arizona Secretary of State.
Opinions. (official) Phoenix: Arizona Attorney General.
Decisions. (official) Phoenix: Arizona State Board of Tax Appeals.
Executive Orders. (official). Phoenix: Office of the Governor.
Veto Messages. (official) Phoenix: Office of the Governor.
Tribal-State Gaming Compacts. (official) Phoenix: Office of the Governor.
Organic Act. Territory Of Arizona. Feb 24, 1863. U.S. Statutes At Large12 (1863): 664.
Treaty Of Peace, Friendship, Limits, and Settlement With the Republic Of Mexico. [Treaty Of Guadalupe Hidalgo], Feb. 2, 1848. United States-Mexico. U. S. Statutes At Large 9 (1848): 922.
Treaty With Mexico. [Gadsden Treaty], Dec. 30, 1853. U.S. Statutes At Large 10 (1853): 1031.
Enabled People Of Arizona To Form Constitution and State Government [Enabling Act]. June 20, 1910. U.S. Statutes At Large 36 (1910): 557, 568-79
Joint Resolution To Admit the Territories Of New Mexico and Arizona As States Into the Union Upon Equal Footing With the Original States, No. 8, August 21, 1911. U.S. Statutes At Large 37 (1911): 39. http://www.lib.az.us/is/statehood/documents/37stat39.pdf
Proclamation Of Admission [Of Arizona As a State]. February 14, 1912. U.S. Statutes At Large 37 (1912): 1728.
Arizona (Terr.). Constitutional Convention, 1891. Constitution For the State Of Arizona, As Adopted By the Constitutional Convention, Friday, October 2, 1891, and Address To the People of the Territory. Phoenix, 1891.
Arizona (Terr.) Constitution Convention, 1910. Proposed Constitution For the State Of Arizona .
Territorial Attorney General. Report/Opinions. (1883-1911).
Territorial Legislative Assembly. Acts, Resolutions, Memorials. [Session laws.] 1st - 25th, 1864-1909.
Territorial Supreme Court. Report Of Cases Argued and Determined In the Supreme Court Of the Territory Of Arizona [Arizona Reports]. V.1-13, 1866-1911. (San Francisco: Bancroft, 1884-1911.)
Tucson. Charter and Ordinances of the City of Tucson. (1871)
Last revised: 22 September 2011