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Washington County Court of Common Pleas Case Records
Search Washington County Court of Common Pleas civil and Orphans' Court case records by party name or by case number, category, and year. Search is free; complete docket sheet reports may be purchased online. A paid subscription service is also available.
Court of Common Pleas Case Records
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
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
Washington County Court of Common Pleas Schedule
View the Washington County Court of Common Pleas hearing schedule for the current year.
Court of Common Pleas Calendars
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
Attorney General Opinions
View selected Pennsylvania Attorney General official opinions since 1994 by date.
Self help, legal research, general information
Washington County Law Library
View information about the Washington County Law Library, including location, hours, and available materials and resources. Links to online research resources and a guide to Researching a Legal Issue are provided.
Washington County Court Self-Help Information and Rules
View guides to self-represented parties in custody cases and arbitration in Washington County, and Washington County local court rules and procedures including civil, criminal, Orphans' Court, mortgage foreclosure diversion, custody, divorce, support, depositions and discovery, enforcement of money judgments, and minors as parties.
State and Local Court of Common Pleas Rules
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
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
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
View a glossary of legal terms used in the Pennsylvania courts.
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.
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.
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
Information for children and families involved in court proceedings, including interactive guides for children and information on parental rights.
Guide to Pennsylvania Court System
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
Information for persons who have had their Pennsylvania driver license suspended and want to have their driving privileges restored.
Child Support Information
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
Search local Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Court rules by county and adoption date range.
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.
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
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
The Pennsylvania Department of Transportation offers information about traffic and motor vehicle laws, licensing, restoration of licenses, and other motor vehicle issues.
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.
Washington County Treatment Court
View information about Washington County Treatment Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with substance abuse problems.
Washington County Mental Health Court
View information about Washington County Mental Health Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with mental illness.
Washington County Veterans Court
View information about Washington County Veterans Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders who are veterans with substance abuse or mental health problems. A link to the referral form is included.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Washington County Lawyer Referral and Legal Services
The Washington County Bar Association offers a Lawyer Referral Service by telephone with an an initial consultation for a nominal fee, a brochure about how to find a lawyer, a modest means program with reduced fees, a limited representation program for custody cases, a fee dispute program, and various public education programs.
Free Civil Legal Help for Southwest Pennsylvania
Southwestern Pennsylvania Legal Services provides free civil legal help for income-eligible residents of Fayette, Greene, Somerset, and Washington Counties.
Washington County Public Defender
View information about the Washington County Public Defender's Office, which provides free legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, and in juvenile and mental health commitment proceedings.
Washington County Victim/Witness Help
The Washington County District Attorney's Crime Victim/Witness Assistance Program provides information about procedure, court accompaniment, case status notification, counseling, referrals, and assistance with restitution and victims' compensation applications.
Free Legal Help Locations
View a list of Pennsylvania legal services providers, or search for local agencies with an interactive map.
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.
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.
Lawyer Referral Services
The Pennsylvania Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service and lists local lawyer referral services by county.
Find Criminal Defense Attorneys
The Pennsylvania Association of Criminal Defense Lawyers offers an online directory search and links to criminal justice information.
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.
Senior Citizens Legal Assistance
View information about legal assistance available to elder Pennsylvania residents.
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
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
Washington County Court Forms
View and download forms for use in Washington County courts, including civil cover sheet, various civil forms, criminal guilty plea, criminal continuance request, guardianship annual report, Magisterial District Court transfer request, and transcript request.
Forms and Instructions
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
View and download attorney complaint forms and instructions in English and Spanish from the Disciplinary Board of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.
Child Support Forms
View and download various forms for use in Pennsylvania child support actions.
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.
Washington County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Forms and Instructions
View and download Washington County Court of Common Pleas expungement petition and summary appeal forms and instructions.
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.