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York County Court of Common Pleas - Clerk of Courts (Criminal)
York County Judicial Center
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the York County Court of Common Pleas - Clerk of Courts (Criminal) as well as online resources applicable to courts generally in York County, Pennsylvania, and resources applicable to all courts in Pennsylvania.
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York County Court of Common Pleas Criminal Record Checks
Request a criminal record check from York County Clerk of Courts by e-mail. Record check fee payment must be made online before requesting the records check. An additional convenience fee applies. Results will be delivered by e-mail.
York County Archival Records
View the types of records available in the York County Archives, and search indices of records by record type and keyword. Records include Clerk of Courts, Prothonotary, Orphans' Court, and Register of Wills. Copies of records found may be purchased online. Instructions for searching original records in person at the Archives are included.
Court of Common Pleas Case Records
Search Court of Common Pleas civil and criminal case records online. 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
York County Court of Common Pleas Calendars and Schedules
View the York County Court of Common Pleas annual calendar of hearing schedules by hearing type, weekly court schedules for the current week by judge and courtroom, and Divorce Master hearing schedules by date and party names. Links to calendars and schedules are in the left column.
Court of Common Pleas Calendars
Search Court of Common Pleas calendars online. 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, title, and subject. Full annual and multi-year volumes of opinions from earlier years may be downloaded.
Forms and related information
York County Court of Common Pleas Civil, Family, and Orphans' Court Forms
View and download York County Court of Common Pleas general civil, adoption, alimony, arbitration, audit, custody, dependency, divorce, guardianship, judgment, name change, probate, subpoena, and writ of execution forms.
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, delinquency, family law, 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.
Online Self-Help Forms
Complete Pennsylvania court forms using an interactive interview process; completed forms can be saved and printed. Forms may also be downloaded and filled out by hand. Instructions and additional self-help resources are provided.
Online fine payments
Self help, legal research, general information
York County Criminal Appeals
View instructions for appealing a Magisterial District Court summary offense conviction to the Court of Common Pleas, or appealing a Court of Common Pleas criminal conviction to the Superior Court. Links to forms are provided.
York County Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition
The York County District Attorney's Office offers information about its Accelerated Rehabilitative Disposition (ARD) program for DUI and non-DUI offenses, which can allow some first-time offenders to avoid a trial and conviction.
York County Law Library
View information about the York County Law Library, which is open to the general public for legal research.
York County Probation and Treatment Courts
View information about York County adult and juvenile probation, including available services and programs, DUI information, treatment courts, forms, and answers to frequently asked questions. Treatment courts, including Drug Court, DUI Court, Adult Mental Health Court, and Veterans Treatment Court, can set up treatment in lieu of incarceration for some offenders.
York County Protection from Abuse Information
View information about Protection from Abuse (PFA) Orders in York County, including who can file, where to file, what protection is available, consequences of violation of the order, answers to frequently asked questions, and links to application forms and instructions for various types of orders.
Legal Issues Pamphlets
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.
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.
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.
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.
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. Answers to frequently asked questions and a downloadable brochure are provided.
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.
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.
View information for parties representing themselves in Pennsylvania courts, including an introductory video and forms and instructions for custody, divorce, and protection from abuse cases.
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
York County Bad Check Restitution and Prosecution
The York 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.
York County Elder Legal Assistance
The York County Area Agency on Aging provides free legal services to senior residents in landlord/tenant, benefits, consumer fraud, and other issues.
York County Lawyer Referral, Legal Services, and Fee Disputes
The York County Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone or e-mail, which includes an initial consultation for a nominal fee. Instructions and answers to frequently asked questions are provided. Information about the fee dispute process, the Modest Means Program for reduced-fee services, and the Young Lawyers for the Arts legal services program is also provided. Use the "For the Public" menu item to access the information.
York County Public Defender
View information about the York County Public Defender's Office, which provides free legal representation for indigent defendants facing possible incarceration, and in juvenile and child support contempt proceedings.
York County Victim/Witness Help
The York County District Attorney's Victim/Witness Unit provides crime victims and witnesses with information about victims' rights, court accompaniment, case status notification, counseling, and assistance with return of property, restitution and victims' compensation. Links to victim impact statement and restitution forms are included.
Free Civil Legal Help for Central Pennyslvania
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
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 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.
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, including contact information and links to their websites. Search for resources by keyword and topic, Search for local agencies with an interactive map.
Lawyer Referral Services
The Pennsylvania Bar Association offers a lawyer referral service by telephone, which includes an initial consultation with a lawyer for a nominal fee. A list of local lawyer referral services by county is also provided..