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Delaware County Magisterial District Court 32-1-20
160 E Seventh St
This court serves the City of Chester (Wards 1 and 2).
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Online Court Resources
Resources for the Delaware County Magisterial District Court 32-1-20 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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Magisterial District Court Case Records
Search Magisterial District Court case records online. Search results include basic case information with links to docket sheets and court summaries. Some future docket events will be included.
Dockets, calendars, and other information about court cases
Magisterial District Court Calendars
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Published opinions and orders
Attorney General Opinions
View selected Pennsylvania Attorney General official opinions since 1994 by author and requesting agency. Full annual and multi-year volumes of opinions from earlier years may be downloaded.
Forms and related information
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 and Information
The Pennsylvania Attorney General offers online and printable consumer complaint forms and downloadable brochures for general consumer issues, seniors, health care, medicare fraud, insurance fraud, and veterans' issues.
Online Self-Help Forms
PALawHelp offers do-it-yourself forms and instructions organized by legal issue. Some forms may be completed online with an interactive interview process. Instructions and additional self-help resources are provided.
Online fine payments
Self help, legal research, general information
Delaware County Law Library
View information about the Judge Francis J. Catania Law Library, including location, hours, and available materials and services.
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 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.
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
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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
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Pennsylvania Unofficial Statutes
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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
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, and in some juvenile and family law cases.
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 Bucks, Chester, Delaware, Montgomery, and Philadelphia Counties.
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, the Bureau of Consumer Protection and its mediated restitution program, a specialized Health Care Section, and the Office of Consumer Advocate. The Bureau of Consumer Protection provides an online complaint form.
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
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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..