Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Magisterial District Courts

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General Information
Description of ProgramPennsylvania consists of 67 counties and every county except for Philadelphia County has Magisterial District Courts. These courts are lower courts of limited jurisdiction and there may be numerous Magisterial District Courts in each county, usually one per zip code and can include several municipalities. They handle matters such as landlord-tenant disputes, small claims, summary offenses, and violations of municipal ordinances and some Magisterial District Courts also handle traffic violations.

For Magisterial District Court locations, addresses, phone numbers, and judges visit Magisterial District Judges to find the appropriate court. If filing, call the court to determine if it is the proper court for filing.

Philadelphia County does not have a Magisterial District Court system. Instead usePhiladelphia County Municipal Court or Philadelphia County Traffic Court instead. These courts hear similar matters to the Magisterial District Courts.
Geographic AreaAdams, Allegheny, Armstrong, Beaver, Bedford, Berks, Blair, Bradford, Bucks, Butler, Cambria, Cameron, Carbon, Centre, Chester, Clarion, Clearfield, Clinton, Columbia, Crawford, Cumberland, Dauphin, Delaware, Elk, Erie, Fayette, Forest, Franklin, Fulton, Greene, Huntingdon, Indiana, Jefferson, Juniata, Lackawanna, Lancaster, Lawrence, Lebanon, Lehigh, Luzerne, Lycoming, McKean, Mercer, Mifflin, Monroe, Montgomery, Montour, Northampton, Northumberland , Perry, Pike, Potter, Schuylkill, Snyder, Somerset, Sullivan, Susquehanna, Tioga, Union, Venango, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Westmoreland, Wyoming, York
Contact Information
Physical Site Address 1601 Commonwealth Avenue
Physical Site Address 2Suite 1500
Physical Site City, State, ZipHarrisburg, PA 17106
Mailing Address 1PO Box 61260
Mailing City, State, ZipHarrisburg, PA 17106
Main Phone717-231-3300
Web Addresswww.pacourts.us
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania
This Program: Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Magisterial District Courts
Affiliated Services: Pennsylvania Traffic Courts
Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania, Magisterial District Courts
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