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Philadelphia Municipal Court Case Records
Search Philadelphia Municipal Court case records by docket number, name, and other criteria. Additional search options include date of birth, docket type, case category, case status, and filing date range. Search results include basic case information with links to docket sheets and court summaries. Future docket events are included. Some Court of Common Pleas cases will be included.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Philadelphia Municipal Court Dockets
Search Philadelphia Municipal Court dockets by docket number, name, and other criteria. Additional search options include date of birth, docket type, case category, case status, and filing date range. Search results include basic case information with links to docket sheets and court summaries. Both past and future docket events are included. Some Court of Common Pleas cases will be included.
Published opinions and orders
Philadelphia Court Opinions
Search judicial opinions of Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas and Philadelphia Municipal Court by court type, date, topic, judge name, or party name.
Self help, legal research, general information
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.
Domestic Violence Resources
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.
Foreclosure Prevention Resources
View resources for preventing foreclosure in Pennsylvania, including local housing counseling agencies, emergency mortgage assistance, and a link to legal aid providers.
Legal Information and Legal Resources
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.
Legal Information and Publications
The Pennsylvania Bar Association offers consumer information pamphlets on a variety of legal topics, public information campaign links, answers to frequently asked questions about working with a lawyer, and a legal guide for senior citizens.
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.
Official Pennsylvania Statutes, Laws, and Constitution
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.
Pennsylvania Unofficial Statutes
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.
Philadelphia County Court Information
Click links in the "How Do I get case information" tab or the "How Do I file a document" tab in the center of the page to download Citizens' Guides to various types of cases in Philadelphia County courts, including adoptions, child custody, child support, civil procedure, criminal procedure in Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court, divorce, landlord-tenant, name changes, parking tickets, Protection from Abuse (PFA) orders, small claims, and traffic citations. Forms to request an interpreter or transcript are also available.
Philadelphia County Criminal Procedure
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office provides answers to frequently asked questions about general criminal procedure, Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD), hate crimes, private criminal complaints, child abuse, domestic violence, elder abuse, and sexual assault.
Philadelphia County Law Library
Search the Alex Bonavitacola Law Library online catalog, or view information about its location, hours, and available materials.
Philadelphia Court Brochures and Guides
View and download brochures on Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court topics, including procedure, housing, domestic relations, juvenile, landlord-tenant, and small claims.
Restoration of Driving Privileges
Information for persons who have had their Pennsylvania driver license suspended and want to have their driving privileges restored.
Traffic and Motor Vehicle Information
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers information about traffic and motor vehicle laws, licensing, restoration of licenses, and other motor vehicle issues.
Philadelphia Municipal Court Veterans Court
Find information on the Veterans Court program, which provides support, resources, and alternatives to veterans who have become involved in Philadelphia Municipal Court criminal cases.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Attorney Information and Status
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.
Complaints Against Attorneys
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.
Complaints Against Judges
View information on filing a complaint against a Pennsylvania judge with the Judicial Conduct Board. A link to the complaint form is included.
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.
Find Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers offers an online directory search and links to criminal justice information.
Find Free Legal Assistance
Search for providers of free legal services by location and legal issue, or view a directory of providers in alphabetical order.
Free Legal Help Locations
View a list of Pennsylvania legal services providers, or search for local agencies with an interactive map.
Lawyer Referral Services
The Pennsylvania Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service and lists local lawyer referral services by county.
Philadelphia County Inactive Attorneys
View the list of Philadelphia County attorneys who are on inactive status by name, or view the list in reverse chronological order by date of the order that made them inactive.
Philadelphia County Lawyer Referral
The Philadelphia Bar Association provides an online lawyer referral service by telephone or an online request form. An initial consultation for a nominal fee is available.
Philadelphia County Victim Help
The Philadelphia District Attorney's Office Victim/Witness Services Unit provides case status notification, court accompaniment, referrals, and assistance with victim impact statements and applications for victims' compensation and restitution. Links in the right column provide detailed information about victims' rights, domestic violence, elder abuse, identity theft, juvenile issues, child testimony, and lineups.
Philadelphia Legal Services Organizations
View a directory of legal services organizations in the Philadelphia area, including organizations that assist with issues regarding immigration, disability, and elder legal matters.
Philadelphia Public Defender
View information about the Defender Association of Philadelphia, which provides free legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration.
Southeastern Pennsylvania Women's Legal Help
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.
Forms and related information
Consumer Complaint Forms
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.
Philadelphia Court Forms and Instructions
View and download Philadelphia court forms including civil, criminal, expungement, domestic relations, juvenile, Orphans' Court and probate forms for the Court of Common Pleas, as well as forms for Municipal Court.
Online fine payments
Pay Court of Common Pleas, Magisterial District Court, and Philadelphia Municipal Court Fines, Costs, and Restitution
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.