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Court of Common Pleas Case Records broken link ?
Search Court of Common Pleas civil and criminal case records by docket number, name, and other criteria. Additional search options include date of birth, county, docket type, case category, case status, and filing date range. Search results include basic case information with links to docket sheets and court summaries. Some future docket events will be included. Some Philadelphia Municipal Court cases will be included when searching Philadelphia County.
Criminal Charge Information in Custody Cases broken link ?
A call-in system allows parties in child custody cases to learn if anyone involved in the case has been charged with certain crimes. Registration is required, but is free of charge.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Civil Case Information broken link ?
Search civil case records of Philadelpia County Court of Common Pleas by party name and date range. Or, search by case identification number by selecting Civil Docket Report. Or, search for any judgments against a particular person or company.
Philadelphia County Orphans' Court Case Information broken link ?
Search case records of the Orphans' Court division of Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas by party name and date, or select the Docket Report option to search by case number.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Philadelphia Criminal Court Calendar broken link ?
Search Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court criminal calendars by defendant name, attorney name, date or courtroom.
Court of Common Pleas Calendars broken link ?
Search Court of Common Pleas calendars by date, name, attorney information, docket number, and other criteria. Additional search options include judicial district, court office, calendar event type, and room. Search results include basic case information with links to docket sheets and court summaries.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Civil Hearing List broken link ?
Search Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas civil hearing list by type of case and date.
Philadelphia County Orphans' Court Hearing List broken link ?
Search the Hearing List for the Orphans' Court division of Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas by type of hearing, date and judge.
Published opinions and orders
Philadelphia Court Opinions broken link ?
Search judicial opinions of Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Philadelphia Municipal Court by court type, date, judge or name of involved party.
Self help, legal research, general information
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Electronic Filing broken link ?
The Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas allows the general public to use electronic filing in certain cases. Persons who are representing themselves without an attorney ("pro se") may register to use e-filing in Civil trial division cases, Orphans' Court cases, and some Domestic Relations cases. Users must fill out the registration form before e-filing access is granted.
Philadelphia Court Brochures and Guides broken link ?
Find brochures on Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court topics, including small claims, divorce and custody mediation.
Philadelphia Courts Guide to Cases and Services broken link ?
This online service provides users the ability to get basic information about various types of cases, including court procedure, where to file forms, and fees. Search by case type, including cases heard by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas, Philadelphia Community Court, and Philadelphia Municipal Court.
Philadelphia County Law Library broken link ?
Information about the Law Library in Philadelphia, which is open to the general public for legal research and provides online search access to its catalog.
Philadelphia Adult Probation and Parole Department broken link ?
View general information about the Philadelphia adult probation program.
State and Local Court of Common Pleas Rules broken link ?
Search local Court of Common Pleas rules and associated statewide Rules of Civil Procedure, Rules of Criminal Procedure, and Rules of Juvenile Court Procedure by state or local rule number, judicial district, county, rule type, date, title, and text.
Pennsylvania Unofficial Statutes broken link ?
Search the unofficial version of Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes and Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by keyword or statute number, or browse by table of contents. Purdon's Pennsylvania Statutes (P.S.) are an unofficial compilation of laws that have not been consolidated by the legislature into the official Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes.
Legal Information and Legal Resources broken link ?
View legal information and resources by topic, including consumer, children and families, employment, health, housing, benefits, disability, education, elder law, immigrant and migrant issues, and veterans and military.
Glossary of Legal Terms broken link ?
View a glossary of legal terms used in the Pennsylvania courts.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources broken link ?
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Pennsylvania, including housing counseling, emergency mortgage assistance, and a link to legal aid providers.
Domestic Violence Resources broken link ?
View information about domestic violence, find links to state and national resources, learn about domestic violence by topic or from a downloadable publication, and find local shelters and other domestic violence services by county.
Mediation Information broken link ?
View information about mediation, which can help parties resolve disputes without going to court. Click "Find a Mediator" to search for Pennsylvania mediators by specialty and county.
Children and Families in the Courts broken link ?
Information for children and families involved in court proceedings, including interactive guides for children and information on parental rights.
Guide to Pennsylvania Court System broken link ?
View a guide to the court system in Pennsylvania, including how the courts are organized and what types of cases they hear.
Restoration of Driving Privileges broken link ?
Information for persons who have had their Pennsylvania driver license suspended and want to have their driving privileges restored.
Child Support Information broken link ?
View information for parties paying and receiving child support, including application instructions, payment estimates, paternity establishment, a glossary of terms, answers to frequently asked questions, a handbook, and forms. Searches for payment and docket information require registration.
Local Court Rules broken link ?
Search local Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Court rules by county and adoption date range.
Official Pennsylvania Statutes, Laws, and Constitution broken link ?
Search the official Pennsylvania Consolidated Statutes by keyword or citation, or browse by table of contents. Search the Unconsolidated Statutes by keyword or act number, or browse by act name. Browse the Constitution by table of contents.
Court Rules broken link ?
Search Pennsylvania Rules of Evidence, Rules of Civil Procedure (General and Orphans' Court), Rules of Criminal Procedure, Juvenile Rules, and Minor Court Civil Rules (Magisterial District Courts and Philadelphia Municipal Court) by keyword, or browse by table of contents. Court Rules are part the Pennsylvania Code, a compilation of administrative rules. Court Rules are found in titles 225 through 246, the last titles in the compilation.
Problem Solving Court Information broken link ?
View information about Drug, Juvenile Drug, DUI, Mental Health, and Veterans Courts. These are specialized divisions of Courts of Common Pleas that can set up treatment and supervision in lieu of incarceration for some non-violent offenders with substance abuse and mental health problems. Scroll down the page for links to each type of Problem Solving Court; information includes maps of court locations for each type of court, a list of program coordinators by county, and a list of all courts by type.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information broken link ?
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers information about traffic and motor vehicle laws, licensing, restoration of licenses, and other motor vehicle issues.
Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Civil Arbitration broken link ?
Information regarding Compulsory Arbitration in Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas, which is mandatory in all civil cases for $50,000 or less.
Philadelphia Orphans' Court Guardian's Manual broken link ?
A manual for court-appointed guardians of estates or incapacitated persons in the Orphans' Court division of the Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Southeastern Pennsylvania Women's Legal Help broken link ?
The Women's Resource Center offers low-cost legal consultations with family law attorneys for issues including divorce, custody, and child support in Berks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.
Philadelphia County Lawyer Referral Service broken link ?
The Philadelphia Bar Association provides an online lawyer referral service that matches clients with attorneys, who will provide a half-hour initial consultation for a reduced rate.
Philadelphia Legal Services Organizations broken link ?
Search a directory of legal services organizations in the Philadelphia area, including organizations that assist with issues regarding immigration, disability, and elder legal matters.
Philadelphia County Domestic Violence Information broken link ?
Information for victims of domestic violence in Philadelphia, including how to obtain a free Protection from Abuse Order, and a list of legal advocacy organizations.
Philadelphia Public Defender broken link ?
View information about the Defender Association of Philadelphia, which provides free criminal defense services to income-eligible residents.
Free Legal Help Locations broken link ?
View a list of Pennsylvania legal services providers, or search for local agencies with an interactive map.
Find Free Legal Assistance broken link ?
Search for providers of free legal services by location and legal issue, or view a directory of providers in alphabetical order.
Attorney Information and Status broken link ?
Search for attorneys admitted to practice in Pennsylvania by name, attorney ID, city, and county. Results include attorney status and whether and attorney has been subject to discipline.
Lawyer Referral Services broken link ?
The Pennsylvania Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service and lists local lawyer referral services by county.
Find Criminal Defense Attorneys broken link ?
The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers offers an online directory search and links to criminal justice information.
Complaints Against Judges broken link ?
View information on filing a complaint against a Pennsylvania judge with the Judicial Conduct Board. A link to the complaint form is included.
Senior Citizens Legal Assistance broken link ?
View information about legal assistance available to elder Pennsylvania residents.
Consumer Protection broken link ?
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Bureau of Consumer Protection offers information about its services, including legal action based on complaints, a mediated restitution program, a specialized Health Care Section, and links to complaint forms and brochures.
Complaints Against Attorneys broken link ?
View instructions for filing a complaint against an attorney with the Disciplinary Board of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania. A link to the complaint form is included.
Forms and related information
Philadelphia Court Forms and Instructions broken link ?
Search Philadelphia Court forms including civil, criminal, domestic relations, juvenile, orphans court and probate forms for the Court of Common Pleas, as well as forms for Municipal Court.
Forms and Instructions broken link ?
View and download various civil, criminal, expungement, landlord-tenant, record request, protection from abuse, Orphans' Court, dependency, and other forms for use in Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Court. Some form instructions are included.
Attorney Complaint Forms and Information broken link ?
View and download attorney complaint forms and instructions in English and Spanish from the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Child Support Forms broken link ?
View and download various forms for use in Pennsylvania child support actions.
Consumer Complaint Forms broken link ?
The Pennsylvania Attorney General offers online and printable complaint forms including consumer, do not call, spam and junk mail, health care, insurance fraud, elder abuse, civil rights, and charity.
Online fine payments
Pay Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Court, and Philadelphia Municipal Court Fines, Costs, and Restitution broken link ?
Pay Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Court, and Philadelphia Municipal Court fines, costs, and restitution online by citation number, payment plan number, docket number, or name. Additional search options include court type, offense date, year filed, date of birth, case type, case number, county, and court office. A convenience fee applies.