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Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Civil Case Records broken link ?
Search Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas civil case records by party name, case type and date range or direct docket display by case identification number.
Lancaster County Probate Records broken link ?
Search probate records held by the Lancaster County Register of Wills by name, date of death, or file number.
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.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Calendar broken link ?
Search Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas calendar by case type and courtroom number.
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.
Published opinions and orders
Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Administrative Orders broken link ?
Search Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas administrative orders by rule number affected.
Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Lambert Case Information broken link ?
Find information, including opinions and orders, regarding the Lambert Post-Conviction Relief Act case.
Self help, legal research, general information
Legal Issues Pamphlets broken link ?
MidPenn Legal Services offers pamphlets in English and Spanish on a variety of legal issues, including consumer, education, employment, family, housing, benefits, and a guide to going to court.
Lancaster County Protection from Abuse broken link ?
Information on how to obtain a Protection from Abuse Order in Lancaster County, including links to necessary forms.
Lancaster County Child Support Information broken link ?
The Domestic Relations office handles child support cases in Lancaster County. Find information on how to file and enforce a child support order.
Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Specialty Courts broken link ?
Find information on Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Specialty Courts, including mental health court, job court, and drug court.
Lancaster County Law Library broken link ?
Find information regarding Lancaster County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research. Options include an online index of the Library's catalog.
Lancaster County Adult Probation Information broken link ?
View general information about the Lancaster County Adult Probation program.
Lancaster County Juvenile Probation Information broken link ?
View general information about the Lancaster County Juvenile 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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Free Civil Legal Help for Central Pennyslvania broken link ?
MidPenn Legal Services provides free civil legal advice, counseling, and representation for income-eligible residents of some central Pennsylvania counties. Some offices offer legal advice by telephone as well as in-person assistance. Click "Staff/Locations" in the left column for a directory of local offices
Lancaster County Domestic Violence Resources broken link ?
The District Attorney's office provides a list of resources available to victims of domestic violence in Lancaster County, as well as general information regarding domestic violence.
Lancaster County Public Defender broken link ?
Information regarding the Lancaster County Public Defender office, which provides free legal representation in criminal cases to low-income persons in Lancaster County.
Lancaster County Lawyer Referral Service broken link ?
Information regarding the Lancaster County Bar Association's lawyer referral service, which makes referrals to private attorneys for an initial consultation for a set fee.
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
Lancaster County Courts Self Help Forms broken link ?
The Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas self-help center provides packets of forms and instructions for various actions, including divorce, custody, emancipation, and name change. Or, follow a link to Magisterial District Court self-help instructions and forms, including civil, criminal, and landlord-tenant.
Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Civil Forms broken link ?
The Lancaster County Prothonotary provides various forms for use in civil actions in Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas.
Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Forms broken link ?
Forms for use in criminal cases in Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas, including petition to proceed as indigent.
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.