Welcome to beautiful Yavapai County, Arizona!

Yavapai County, Arizona is located near the center of the state of Arizona.  This county was named for the Yavapai Native American tribe who had settled in the region.  Yavapai, from the Native American language word enyaeva (sun) + pai (people) means "people of the sun".  Yavapai creation lore states that a maize plant or a tree sprouted from present-day Montezuma Well thus bringing the Yavapai to the world.

•             County overview and history

Created by the 1st Arizona Territorial Legislature in 1864, Yavapai County was one of the four original counties in Arizona.  It was named for the people who were the original caretakers of the land at the time the area was annexed by the US government.   Apache, Coconino, Maricopa and Navajo counties were formed from the original territory (thus its nickname "the Mother of Counties") which was stated to be east of longitude 113 degrees 20 ‘and north of the Gila River.  The county’s current boundaries were set in 1891. 

A great deal of the county’s history is also the story of early civilizations.  Indian artifacts dating as far back as 500 AD can be found.  Ancient pueblos and mounds dot much of the land in the area and contain a vast treasure trove of artifacts.  The largest concentration of these can be found in Verde Valley dating back to at least 500 BC to the Sinagua Indians.  The 16th and 17th centuries also saw exploration by the Spanish explorers Antonio de Espejo and Juan de Onate.  After the Civil War, southerners came to the territory to search for gold.

Yavapai County is roughly the same size as the state of New Jersey.   The county’s roughly over 8,100 square miles of land and water are governed by the US Forest Service, US Bureau of Land Management, State of Arizona, private concerns and less  than 1% as Indian Reservation.   The Yavapai Prescott Indian Tribe and the Yavapai-Apache Nation are the sovereign Native American nations in the county.   Together they make up the five Verde Valley tribal communities or reservations.

Twenty miles north of the current county seat, Prescott, the first territorial government was established in 1863.  In 1864 it was moved permanently to the present site of Prescott, Arizona.  In the 1860’s, Prescott was a gold mining hub, being one of the most productive sites in the Southwest.

Tourism, including Native American arts and culture, professional sports, rodeos and shopping are available year round in Yavapai County. 

Ranching and farming--One of the best ways to experience the "bounty of the county" is through the Yavapai County Farmers & Ranchers Cooperative.

YCGrown is an agricultural co-operative showcasing food grown in Yavapai County, Arizona.  It is the only food hub in Northern Arizona.  Working with local farmers and ranchers YCGrown helps promote market, receive and distribute farm-fresh products to customers in every part of the county.  Manufacturing and mining are some of the county’s largest industries.  Yavapai County resources produce gold, cooper, silver, lead and zinc. Gold mining continues to remain top commodity produced.  The county also boasts a large group of local vineyards.  Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus is on the forefront of the county's burgeoning grape and wine industry. The County and Yavapai College Verde Valley Campus have partnered in an effort to bolster the economy in rural Yavapai County by riding the enthusiastic wave of the growth of the local wine industry.  Local artists and musicians add to the spirit of enthusiasm for the wine industry with live music nights, wine tastings and wine barrel painting.  The Arizona Wine Growers Association (AWGA) working with Arizona grape growers and wineries helps represent and promote the wine industry in Arizona.

Yavapai County is home to a large number of local indigenous plants and flowers, with grasslands, pinion-juniper, chaparral, and dessert scrubs as its major vegetation.   Agave and Yucca are the most recognizable of the plants.  There are also numerous cacti, grasses, trees, wildflowers and shrubs.  The California Fan Palm, once nearly extinct, can also be found there.  Yavapai County is situated in the center of a 100 mile wide strip of Ponderosa pines that cross the state from northwest to east boundaries.  The County is also home to the Prescott National Forest and parts of the Coconino and Tonto National Forest.

Elevations range from 1900 feet at the dessert floor and nearly 8100 feet at the mountains’ summit.   The temperature can vary more than 35 degrees from day to night between the elevation levels.

The Upper Burro Creek Wilderness Area is home to numerous species of birds and houses one of the deserts few undammed perennial streams.  It is also well known for its "rock hounding".  Purple agate, opalite and jasper can be found in the area.  Check with the BLM-Bureau of Land Management for specific mining profiles in the area at www.blm.gov/az/st/en/prog/recreation/rockhnd/minerals.html

Out of Africa Wild Animal Park is also located in Yavapai County in the Camp Verde Black Hills.  Out of Africa Wildlife Park features animals from all points on the globe and especially Africa.  The park recreates an authentic African Bush Safari that showcases the animals in their natural surroundings and allows them the freedom to exhibit their instinctive behaviors. These exotic creatures are lovingly and respectfully cared for by the dedicated staff.  Out of Africa Wild Animal Park seeks to promote a natural human and animal relationship while allowing the animals to maintain their natural behaviors.  The park also promotes conservation, animal rescue and education with year round adventure.

The history of the old west, with the remains of old cavalry forts, Indian homes, abandoned mining towns, ranches from the Spanish Land Grant , homesteads and wide areas of unoccupied land can be found along side of modern–day  industry in this part of the Sonoran dessert.

Whether traditional cowboy, tech-savvy student, trendy modern family or active senior, Yavapai county boasts one of the most diverse populations in the Southwest.

Yavapai County has continued to see constant population growth and industrial and business expansion.  Yavapai county has been named one the best places to live in the Southwestern US with the largest part of the population and workforce located in Prescott, Prescott Valley, Chino Valley, Jerome, Clarkdale, Sedona, Cottonwood and Camp Verde which includes industrial facilities.  Visit http://www.yavapai.us/ for complete details on county services, departments or information.

•             County seat overview and history

The County Seat of Yavapai County is Prescott, Arizona.  Located in the largest grove of Ponderosa Pine trees in the US, Prescott has an average yearly temperature of 70 degrees with four unmistakable seasons.  At 5200 feet above sea level, it boasts beautiful vistas of granite mountains and sprawling green meadows.  

Its climate is ideal for all variety of outdoor activities as well as shopping, breweries and restaurants.  Prescott has small town charm and big city appeal.  Enjoy world famous Whiskey Row, including The Palace, the oldest restaurant and bar in Arizona, and other historical sites from the Old West all nestled in nature’s abundant beauty.   Many of the old historical buildings have been converted into boutiques and galleries as well.

Prescott ranked 9th out of 186 US cities in a recent well-being survey. The survey rated

The County seat is located in the City of Prescott with an annex of County offices in the town of Cottonwood in the Verde Valley.

Prescott was designated as the first capitol of the Territory by Territorial Governor John N, Goodwin.  Goodwin originally chose a site along the east side of Granite Creek. In May, 1864 the capitol was later moved to the new site that was named in honor of historian and author, William Hicklilng Prescott who wrote "The History of the Conquest of Mexico."  Although the names Goodwin City, Audubon and Aztlan were originally proposed, Prescott was ultimately chosen.  In June, 1864 the initial lots of Prescott were auctioned off with a total of 232 by July, 1864.  Prescott served as the capitol of the Arizona Territory until February, 1889 when the ‘capitol of the Territory was changed for the final time to Phoenix.  Prescott’s official incorporation was in 1881.

Old West folklore is also a part of Prescott’s colorful heritage.  Virgil Earp, brother of Wyatt Earp, was a Prescott resident.  Legend also has it that Doc Holliday spent time in Prescott before fate intervened and he moved to Tombstone, Arizona.

Sharlot Hall, Smoki and Phippen museums are a cornucopia of the territorial history of Prescott, Arizona.  The Arizona Pioneers Home is also located in Prescott.  The Arizona Pioneer’s Home is a compassionate care, residential living facility for retired Arizonans that is maintained by the State of Arizona.

Major fires over many years have caused downtown Prescott to be rebuilt in brick. 

Governor Rose Mofford named Prescott “Arizona’s Christmas City” in 1989 because of its devotion to the spirit of Christmas.  The Courthouse Lighting Ceremony has been held in early December every year for over 60 years.  The Courthouse Plaza’s 100 trees are covered in color lights as well as the Yavapai County  Courthouse in keeping with the Christmas spirit.   Many businesses and resident also participate in the Prescott Christmas Parade that takes place on the same days as the Lighting Ceremony.

The Prescott Resort holds the annual “World’s Largest Gingerbread Village” show from mid November to early January.  The Acker Musical Showcase presents musical groups from all forms of music as they perform in downtown Prescott.  The musical groups are hosted by the local businesses.

Granite Mountain Hotshots Memorial State Park located in Yarnell, Arizona, just south of Prescott was built to honor the memory of the 19 members of the Prescott Fire Department lost in the Yarnell Hill forest fire in June, 2013.  This is a walking/hiking tour to the site were the firefighters fell while in the line of duty.  Visit https://azstateparks.com/hotshots for information on upcoming events and trail locations.

Don’t forget to ring in the New Year on December 31 with the New Year’s Eve Boot Drop at 10 pm and again at midnight.

•             County courthouse - overview and history

For over 140 years, the Yavapai County Courthouse has been the hub of celebrations, commemorative events, campaign announcements and gatherings of all kinds.  Most notably, Barry Goldwater announced his presidential run from its steps.   The “jewel” of downtown Prescott, Arizona, sits under stately oak trees in the heart of the historic commercial district.   The County Courthouse was voted one of the American Planning Associations great spaces in 2008 due its combinations of community support, proper design elements and maintenance efforts. 

Since the Courthouse is the center of Prescott’s original planning grid, it makes for a key addition to the downtown area at night as well as an additional dimension to Montezuma Street’s historic Whiskey Row.  A fire in 1900 destroyed a large part of Whiskey Row, but the determination and civic pride of the merchants gave a large boost to reconstruction efforts.  So much so that today, 11 buildings are listed in the National Register of Historic Places.  The Prescott Preservation Committee oversees, and must approve, any changes, renovations or demolition projects.  It also oversees and advises on projects to maintain accuracy in preservation methods and techniques.

Between 1868 and 1902 the Yavapai County Courthouse underwent numerous facelifts, additions and rebuilds.  Starting out as wooden structure and then rebuilt in brick for a whopping $60,000 (in 1878 dollars!)  A clock with a bell that weighed 800 pounds was added that year as well.  Wells were dug in each of the four corners to a depth of 40 feet.  Following that, trees replaced the original cactus gardens.  In 1892 seeping rain water caused a chemical chain reaction to resulted in a fire that necessitated renovations the same year.   Electricity came to the Courthouse in 1984 when it was wired for its use as well the most of the downtown area.  1895 saw the completion the band shell prior to July 4th celebrations.

From 1902 to 1918 the Courthouse and its grounds saw a great deal of rebuilding and additions including a redwood pipeline that formed an artesian well for water and a memorial commemorating Teddy Roosevelt’s Rough Riders from the Spanish-American War.  The early part of the new century saw the push for Arizona statehood that included a visit by President Taft.  On February 14, 1912, President Taft signed the Arizona statehood bill and local residents plant a white cedar on the courthouse grounds to commemorate the event.  By 1916, the courthouse is again in much need of renovation and repair.  In October of that same year construction began on over a $223,000 Neoclassical Revival style Courthouse.  Completed in 1918, the Court and other departments were given a new home.

Starting in 1922 to 1978, the Yavapai County Courthouse was the site visits of nationally known political figures, wartime blackout sentry post and the first Christmas tree lighting in 1954.  Barry Goldwater announced his presidential campaign from the courthouse steps in 1964.  In 1974 the Courthouse was added to the National Register of Historic Places.  On July 4, 1976, the Yavapai County Courthouse bell, dating from 1878, was rung in honor of the country's bicentennial.  This was the first time it rung in over 30 years since being saved from the old Courthouse building.

1984 to 2016 saw P.G. Rosenblatt, a Prescott Arizona native, appointed to the Federal Court in Phoenix in 1984,  completion of the All Veterans Memorial in 1989 and from 2012-2015 a  $7,000,000 restoration and renovation of the County Courthouse.  John McCain ended his “Straight Talk Express” presidential campaign run by making that announcement on the County Courthouse steps in September, 2008.  In 2016, under the supervision of Judge David Mackey, the Courthouse Centennial Committee added historical photos and artifacts to the Courthouse in honor of the laying of the cornerstone in 1916.  Since its original construction, over 55 buildings have been used to house the Courthouse and its various departments.

•             County Sherriff

The Yavapai County Sheriff's office has its roots in the Old West with the appointment of Van Ness C. Smith as its first Territorial Sheriff in 1864.  Nineteen sheriffs were either appointed or elected to office between 1864 and 1912, the year of Arizona's statehood.  Since then 4 have been appointed and 12 elected including the most recent County Sheriff, Scott Mascher.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office works to diligently to maintain its Police-Community partnership.   The department is committed to providing a safe environment for the County’s residents through education in community involvement and crime prevention  as a cooperative effort.  Crime reduction can greatly enhance the quality of the life of all the residents of Yavapai County when everyone works together.

The mission of the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is their commitment to crime prevention; protecting life and property, keeping peaceful order and safety as well as enforcing laws and guarding constitutional rights.

Towards that end the Northern, Southern and Eastern Command areas have instituted CPTED or Crime Prevention Through Environmental Design.  This is the combination of building design elements geared to crime prevention.  This is more than deadbolt locks or alarm systems.  By building into the design or doing an inexpensive upgrade, these crime prevention tactics are having real, positive effects across the country with some communities seeing as much as a 40% reduction in crime. 

The Four Strategies of CPTED

Natural Surveillance – This allows intruders to be easily visible by allowing neighbors a large field of vision to the street and parking areas through front-facing windows and walkways and porches with sufficient light at night.

Territorial Reinforcement – Design features that provide an area of control that is obvious to both criminals and residents.  These features can be landscaping, plants, pavement or gates/fences.

Natural Access Control – Streets, sidewalks entrances and neighborhood access this is clearly meant to be public access only by use of structural elements.  This creates the idea that there is no way for an offender to gain private or unseen access to a neighborhood or home.

Target Hardening – This is the tried and true, time honored addition of window locks, deadbolt locks and interior door hinges

All of these strategies can help reduce crime and improve the quality of life.

Safety Education For Children with the "Right by Kids" Program

Now more than ever children need guidance from trusted leaders.  The “Do-Right” instruction provided by the Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office is a great place to start.  This is a collaborative effort between the sheriff's office and the US Department of Commerce.   A sworn deputy, a civilian employee, or a Volunteer in Protection (V.I.P.) can present the program using the latest training methods.  The program has the flexibility needed to provide the appropriate information at the appropriate age level.  For example, Grades k-3 learn to make healthy choices, how to handle themselves against bullying and improving their self-esteem. Information about drugs is presented at an age-appropriate level. Children in older grades receive information geared for their age and maturity level.  Current Sheriff Mascher’s “Right by Kids” program is available to any group throughout the county.

Deputy Do Right can visit any organization by contacting the Law Enforcement Education Department for more information.

The Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office takes great pride in the "Right by Kids" program.

This educational program is intended to teach children of all age levels important messages about illegal drugs and their use.  Children are exposed to difficult issues from all different types of sources.  With this program, the Sheriff's Office hopes to reach kids with a positive message about drug avoidance.

Another key component of the Sheriff's Office is The Business Watch program.  Based on "Neighborhood Watch" the program sends an email alert to businesses when criminal activity happens to a business of in a business' general area of commerce to alert everyone.  This could range from a credit card scam to an assault in a specific area.

Businesses can apply for the Business Watch Program sticker by filling out an application with the business name and address plus hours of operation and primary and secondary contact information.  This sticker is placed in an area visible from the street so a patrol officer can see it from their vehicle and call their dispatch.  Businesses can also request a no trespass form that allows officers to arrest any unauthorized individual on the business property on the owner's behalf.

Neighborhood Watch

Neighborhood Watch is the time-tested program that involves combines neighbors and law enforcement to help reduce crime.  The Sheriff's Office along with the Prescott Police Department, through this program, works with neighborhoods in Prescott and other cities in Yavapai County to report suspicious activity, protect neighbors, their homes and property and look for solutions to problems in local areas.

Block Watch

The Block Watch program, a partner to Neighborhood Watch helps neighbors work with local law enforcement to identify crimes.  The target area for the Block Watch Program is a 1 to 2 street perimeter within a neighborhood.  This may eventually turn into a Neighborhood Watch for the area if one is not already established.

•             City/town police department

Yavapai County, Arizona law enforcement is a unique cooperative of local (city and county), state, federal, university and Tribal officers.

The law enforcement agencies within the County are: Arizona Dept of Public Safety,

Chino Valley Police Department, Prescott Police Department, Prescott Valley Police Dept

and Yavapai County Sheriff’s Office. 

Arizona Dept of Public Safety

The Arizona Rangers were the first office law enforcement body in the Territory of Arizona.  They were organized in 1901 by the Territorial Governor.  Rustling and smuggling were the problems of day, and they made their mark on these crimes before disbanding in 1909.

In 1931 the Arizona Highway Patrol was started because of the large numbers of accidents and unlicensed vehicles on the roads.  This group was part of the Arizona Highway Department.  It was comprised of the superintendent, 1 patrolman for each of the 14 counties and a desk sergeant.

Established in 1969, the Arizona Department of Public Safety was commissioned to combine, into a single unit, a state-law law enforcement agency. It brought together the Highway Patrol, Liquor License Enforcement Division and Narcotics Divisions of the Arizona Department of Law, consolidated the functions and responsibilities of the Arizona Highway Patrol, the Enforcement Division of the Department of Liquor Licenses and Control, and the Narcotics Division of the Arizona Department of Law.

The Arizona Department of Public Safety today the embodiment of traffic law enforcement, drug and alcohol regulation, organized crime and racketeering.  It also provides functional and technical help to local and state agencies within the scope of criminal justice system.  These areas include but are not limited to laboratory analysis, air support, first response aid, communications and criminal information processing statewide.

The Department's over 1600 employees promote public safety with cooperative enforcement, intelligence capabilities, enhances law enforcement employee training, and works with the public to increase awareness of offenders and their activities. The DPS serves public safety concerns for the entire state of Arizona.

Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Police Department

The Yavapai-Prescott Indian Tribal Police Department is staffed by members of its own tribal community.  Officers respond to Tribal members by emergency response or by contact on patrol.  Following community-based policing allows the Tribal Police Department to maintain its low Reservation rate of crime while respectfully and fairly working with tribal members.  The Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Police Department always seeks to maintain high ethical and performance standards while respecting tribal culture and traditions.

The Yavapai-Prescott Tribal Police Department is a part of the AlertID system.  This system allows crime, emergency, public service and weather information to be delivered to tribal members through a secure social platform on native mobile applications for iOS and Android via text or email.  This allows families access to information alerts of their choosing that enables them to make informed decisions about their daily lives.

College and University Safety

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University

Prescott Campus Safety and Security Department

The department works with the community to provide a safe environment for all students, faculty and parents.

The Campus Safety and Security Department, in the center of the campus in Building 14, is tasked with the safety, security and campus emergency services.  24 hour dispatch is provided to the campus and Safety Offices patrol all halls, buildings grounds, parking areas and campus roads 24 hours a day, 7 days a week, 365 days a year.

The Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University Prescott Campus provides 28 Blue Light Phones on campus to for quick access to security or assistance.  Pressing the general information buttons accesses the campus security non-emergency number.  Pressing a red button accesses emergency services, sets off a blue flashing light, alerts others there is an emergency situation and helps officers locate those in need of help.

The campus complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Statistics Act.  This act is federal statute that requires colleges and universities who receive federal financial aid to maintain and disclose campus crime and security information for a period 3 years.  A copy of the report submitted to the US Department of Education is on file at the Campus Security Office.  Contact the Campus Safety & Security Department at Building 14 on the Prescott Campus or by calling 928-777-3333.

Yavapai College Police

Emergency Response Police Services

Contact Campus Police services at the Prescott Campus in Building 28

Or call 24 hours a day/7 days a week Tel: (928) 776-2185 Fax: (928) 776-2120

The Prescott Campus of Yavapai College is equipment with yellow emergency phone stations.  These phones also are equipped with blue lights. You can use these phones to call for emergency assistance.  A campus map is also available at the phone location.  Press the red button for emergency assistance and wait for an office to respond to your location.  Stay in place as long as it is safe.  Use the black button for non-emergencies such as disable vehicle, locked classroom, minor injury reports or directions from your location.

The Yavapai College Police Department (YCPD) operates with certified Arizona Peace Officers, authorized Security Officers and a trained administration staff in the same manner as any municipal police department and is charged with the same duties, authority and responsibilities.  The department promotes safety through awareness and education while reflecting the Community Policing Philosophy ideals.  The YCPD promotes a safe campus experience for students, faculty and visitors.

Northern Arizona University

On-Campus Police Department

Safety is a top priority at Northern Arizona University, where a number of dedicated resources and services contribute to a safe learning environment:

The NAU Police Department is staffed by duly sworn officers certified by the State of Arizona and the Commission on Accreditation for Law Enforcement Agencies.  The campus is patrolled 24 hours a by department officers.

Emergency Blue Light Phones

There are 130 blue light emergency phones at various campus locations, residence halls and all elevators.  A push button on the phone will directly call the NAUPD on-campus dispatch center.

NAU Alert

This free service sends a text messages to the students cell phone, or the cell phone of a friend or family member, for an emergency alert or weather-related issue. 

JacksCard Building Access

Campus residents access their living quarters through this ID card.  Please call the JacksCard office at (928) 523-1905 for lost or stolen cards.

Safety and Security Tips

The NAUPD website at askNAUPD@nau.edu has information, statistics, videos and other security information available.  The website also has a daily campus crime report that covers the most recent 30 day period.

The campus complies with the Jeanne Clery Disclosure of Campus Security Police and Campus Statistics Act.  This act is federal statute that requires colleges and universities who receive federal financial aid to maintain and disclose campus crime and security information for a period 3 years.  A copy of the report submitted to the US Department of Education is on file at the NAU Police Department Office or A PDF of the report can be viewed at nau.edu/clery or on the NAUPD website at askNAUPD@nau.edu. Contact NAU Police Department, building 98A, Flagstaff, AZ 86011 or by calling (928) 523-8884.

•             County Jail

The Yavapai County Jail was built as part of the original Yavapai County Courthouse in 1867.  In 1979, the new jail and administrative building were completed with the old 1918-era hardware from the jail moved to the new location.

There are currently 2 locations for the Yavapai County Detention Center.

1.  Northern Detention Bureau – Prescott

Phone: (928) 771-3286

Fax: (928) 771-3499

255 East Gurley Street

Prescott, AZ 86301


2.  Eastern Detention Bureau – Camp Verde

Phone: (928) 567-7734

Fax: (928) 567-7738

2830 N Commonwealth Drive, Suite 105

Camp Verde, AZ 86322

The County Detention Center is operated by the Yavapai County Sheriff's Office.

Locating an individual in custody:

1.  Online Yavapai County Inmate Search at




    Department of Corrections Inmate Datasearch at



2.  Call the Detention Facility Information Line (928) 567-7734.

Inmate Visitation

You can now utilize the new video visitation system available at Camp Verde Detention Center for face-to-face visits.  There is a $9.95 charge for this service via any standard internet connection and is available from 7:30 am to 10 pm and is limited to 20 minutes.  Please visit the Securus website at https://securustech.net/ for access and further information.

If you are visiting on site at Camp Verde Detention Center please use the video monitors located in the building adjacent to the detention center parking.  Visitation is available Monday - Friday 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm.  Visits must be scheduled at least 1 day and up to 14 days in advance and can be done online.  No visits on-site on holidays.  These visits are free.  Please visit the Securus website at https://securustech.net/ to request a visit.

Sending mail to an inmate:

Letters only at this address.  No packages of any kind can be accepted.

Mailing Address: [Inmate Name],

2830 N Commonwealth Drive, Suite 105

Camp Verde, AZ 86322

Please see http://www.ycsoaz.gov/inmate-search-and-jail-information for a complete list of ineligible items.

Eastern Detention Bureau: (928) 567-7734

Telephone calls from inmates can only be made from their housing area. 

No messages or incoming calls.

Please visit the Securus link at https://securustech.net/ for phone services information.


Money can be deposited for an inmate using SECURUS Technologies by visiting https://securustech.net/ for deposit services for trust fund accounts or prepaid phone services.

You also use the kiosks at the Yavapai County Detention Center.  The kiosks take, cash, MasterCard or Visa debit or credit cards.

Use the automated phone system 24 hours a day, 7 days a week by calling 800-574-5729.

Please access the following PDF guides for post release information or information on the Reach Out Program

POST RELEASE RESOURCE GUIDE at /Portals/0/FINAL_Resource%20Guide1_1.pdf


Identifying mental health and substance abuse issues early by involving various community resource partner, providing consistent services for help and finding the proper care for the individual to reduce or prevent prison time.



•             The distance and general directions from the county seat to Phoenix Arizona.

If you are driving from Prescott to Phoenix Arizona, these directions will help get you the Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport and vicinity.  It is approximately 104 miles from Prescott, Arizona to Phoenix, Arizona.

From Courthouse Square downtown to Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX) exit off I-10

Head north on S Montezuma St toward W Gurley St - 0.3 mi

Turn right onto W Sheldon St - 1.0 mi

Turn left at E Gurley St - 0.2 mi

Slight right at AZ-69 S - 33.1 mi

Merge onto I-17 S via the ramp to Phoenix - 68.3 mi

Take exit 194 to merge onto I-10 toward Sky Harbor - 1.1 mi

Arrive Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

104 mi - about 1 hour 56 minutes


Depart Prescott, Arizona via the Arizona Shuttle Motor Coach.  Catch the Shuttle at the Arizona Shuttle Office at 740 N Montezuma Street in Prescott, AZ 8630.  The shuttle makes more the 70 daily round trips to and from Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport.  Shuttle departing times are every 45 minutes from 2:15 am until 9:15 pm daily from Prescott.  Travel time to Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport is approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes.  For more information about the Arizona Shuttle, please visit https://www.arizonashuttle.com/prescott/.