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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Delaware County Court of Common Pleas as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in Delaware County, Pennsylvania, and resources applicable to all courts in Pennsylvania.
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Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Case Records
Search Delaware County Court of Common Pleas civil cases and judgment index by court type, case type, name, case number, and keyword. Use the "Civil Dockets and Judgment Index" link (with the scales icon) for a browser-based search, or use the "Text Only Access" link for a text-only search of the same information. Use the "Criminal Dockets" link (with the gavel icon) to access the statewide criminal records system
Delaware County Archival Records
View information about available Delaware County archival records, and search online for will administrations, civil and criminal case indices, divorces, wills, Orphans' Court estate case files, and other archival records.
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.
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.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
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.
Forms and related information
Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Forms
View and download Delaware County Court of Common Pleas forms including civil, criminal, Orphans' Court, and Register of Wills.
Child Support Forms
View and download various forms for use in Pennsylvania child support actions.
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.
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.
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.
Online fine payments
Pay Delaware County Child and Spousal Support
Make Delaware County child and spousal support payments online. A fee applies.
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.
Self help, legal research, general information
Delaware County Drug Treatment Court
The Delaware County District Attorney's Office offers information about Delaware County Drug Treatment Court, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some non-violent offenders with drug or alcohol problems. Links to forms are included.
Delaware County Domestic Relations
View informaiton about the Delaware County Domestic Relations department, which handles child and spousal support order and paternity establishment, adjustment, and enforcement.
Delaware County Mental Health Treatment Court
The Delaware County District Attorney's Office offers information about the Delaware County Mental Health Court Program, which can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders with mental health problems. Links to forms and procedures are included.
Delaware County Adult Probation and Treatment Courts
View information about adult probation and parole in Delaware County, including supervision of defendants, Specialty Treatment Courts, answers to frequently asked questions, and information about expungement in Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) cases. Treatment Courts can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some women with co-occurring disorders, some non-violent offenders with drug and alcohol problems, and veterans with substance abuse and mental health issues.
Delaware County Court of Common Pleas Local Rules
View Delaware County Court of Common Pleas local rules including Criminal, Orphans' Court, and Civil Procedure, from the Delaware County Bar Association.
Delaware County Protection from Abuse Orders
View information about Protection from Abuse (PFA) orders in Delaware County, including a definition of abuse, who can get a PFA order, what it prohibits, its three stages, and how to get a PFA order.
Delaware County Elder Law Information
The Delaware County Bar Association offers an Elder Law Handbook with legal information for seniors.
Delaware County Victim Information
The Delaware County District Attorney's Office offers information for crime victims and witnesses, including victims' rights, compensation, protection from abuse, domestic violence, and local agencies that provide assistance. Click the VICTIM SERVICES menu item at the top of the page for links to the topics.
Delaware County Domestic Violence Resources
Find information and resources available to victims of domestic violence in Delaware County, including 24-hour hotline, counseling, housing, and legal services.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Glossary of Legal Terms
View a glossary of legal terms used in the Pennsylvania courts.
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.
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;
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.
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.
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.
Legal aid, free services, lawyer referral
Delaware County Senior Citizen Victim Help
View information about Senior Victim Services, which provides senior crime victims with court accompaniment, case status notification, counseling, referrals, and assistance with applications for victims' compensation and private criminal complaints.
Delaware County Bad Check Restitution and Prosecution
The Delaware County District Attorney's Office offers information about its Bad Check Restitution Program, with instructions for filing a report, eligibility criteria, tips for merchants, required forms, and a link to online filing.
Delaware County Public Defender
View information about the Delaware County Public Defender's Office, which provides free legal representation to indigent defendants facing possible incarceration.
Delaware County Lawyer Referral
The Delaware County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone.
Free Civil Legal Help for Southeast Pennsylvania
Legal Aid of Southeastern Pennsylvania provides free civil legal services to income-eligible residents of Bucks, Chester, Delaware, and Montgomery Counties.
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.
The Pennsylvania Attorney General's Public Protection Division 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 Judges
View information on filing a complaint against a Pennsylvania judge with the Judicial Conduct Board. A link to the complaint form is included.
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.
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.
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.
Senior Citizens Legal Assistance
View information about legal assistance available to elder Pennsylvania residents.
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.