The Pinetop-Lakeside Justice Court handles misdemeanor criminal cases, civil traffic, felony initial appearances and preliminary hearings, orders of protection/harassment, evictions, and civil matters of $10,000 or less. The Precinct Six Justice Court serves the communities of Pinetop-Lakeside, Wagon Wheel, Show Low Lake, Hondah, McNary, Whiteriver, Ft. Apache, and Cibeque.
Elected in 2000, Judge Widmaier is currently serving his fifth term as Justice of the Peace. Judge Widmaier grew up in Phoenix attending Bourgade High School. After graduation, he joined the United States Marine Corps. He graduated from Glendale Community College and Northern Arizona University in 1979 moving to Pinetop in 1980. In 1986 Widmaier was awarded a Rotary International Fellowship, as Ambassador of Good Will. He attended the University of Wales, Gwent C.H.E. graduating with a BTECH H.N.D. (M.A.) in Documentary Photography. In 1987 he returned to Pinetop-Lakeside where he opened a small business. He returned to school in 1989, finalizing a Master of Business Administration degree from the University of Phoenix. He continued on in business while teaching as Associate Faculty at Northland Pioneer College. In 2011, he graduated from California Southern University Law School with a Master of Science in Law, Magna Cum Laude. He is a former Presiding L.J. Judge of Navajo County, past President of the Arizona Justice of the Peace Association for four years, Past President of the White Mountain Rotary Club, an active member of the American Legion and the Knights of Columbus. Judge Widmaier serves as a Mentor/Faculty member at the Arizona Judicial College and serves on several committees for the Arizona Supreme Court including, the Arizona Judicial Council.
Mailing Address: PO Box 2020, Lakeside, AZ 85929
Physical Address: 1630 East White Mountain Blvd. , Pinetop, AZ 85935
Phone: (928) 368-6200
Fax: (928) 368-8674
||Monday - Friday
8:00 am – 5:00 pm
Appear in court on the date and time indicated on your citation or summons. If you miss your scheduled court date, open court is held every Tuesday at 1:00 PM. Please note, if you miss your scheduled court date, you are at risk of a warrant being issued for your arrest and your driving privileges being suspended.
Closed weekends and holidays
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By Mail - Address and additional information
By Phone: (877) 717-4655
Mon-Fri 7:00 am-9:00 pm (EST)
Weekends 9:00 am-6:00 pm (EST)
If you are required to pay fines, penalties, 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 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.
||Phone: (928) 524-4178
Phone: (800) 634-2392
||Marla Randall, Court Administrator
Phone: (928) 524-4223
Fax: (928) 524-4325
||Fee schedule and additional information