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Court Policies & Procedures
Americans With Disabilities Act
The Court of Common Pleas is required to comply with the American with Disabilities Act of 1990.
Arbitration hearings are generally scheduled twice a month.
Oral arguments are scheduled by the Prothonotary’s Office and a briefing schedule issued to the parties.
Continuances must be presented in form of Motion for Continuance and presented to the Court during Motions Court, Tuesday and Thursday mornings at 9:00 a.m.
Regular Court sessions and trials are held in Courtroom Number 2 located on the 4th floor of the Courthouse Annex.
Divorce Master Process
Upon filing a divorce action, any party may seek appointment of a Master by petitioning the Court and depositing a $500 deposit with the Prothonotary for payment of Master’s fees, and $200 with their attorney’s escrow account for payment of transcripts to Court Reporters.
Filing Process / Fees
All actions shall be filed in the Office of the Prothonotary at the Courthouse Annex.
Incapacitated person-Petition shall meet all requirements of 20 Pa. C.S.A 5511 and procedural rules under Rule 14 of the Orphans’ Court Rules.
Language Access Plan
View information on the language access plans, complaint forms and more.
Motions & Petitions
Motions and petitions are heard each Tuesday and Thursday at 9 a.m.
An emergency Protection from Abuse Order may be sought from any Magisterial District Judge between 4:30 p.m. and 8:30 a.m. during weekdays and anytime during week ends.
Pretrial conferences must be attended in person by trial counsel.
Status Conferences may be conducted via phone by making prior individual arrangements with Court Administration.
Find out how to request a transcript.