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Court News

  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of October 15th through October 22, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All courts will be closed on Monday, October 11, 2021 in observance of COLUMBUS DAY, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court, Bail Acceptance and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.

  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Continued Use of Advanced Communication Technology

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of October 8th through October 15, 2021

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Criminal

    Notice To The Bar: Alternative Felony Disposition Program And Expedited (“X-Track)” Pilot Program

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Election Day Judicial Assignments, 2021 General Election - Tuesday, November 2, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Municipal Court's Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. 1952(B)(2)(m) and (s) for an Emergency Order Authorizing the President Judge of the Municipal Court to Suspend the Operation of Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 600 and 1013 and any rule restricting the Use of Advanced Communication Technology

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  • First Judicial District

    FJD's Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. 1952(B)(2)(m) to Temporarily Suspend or Modify Statewide Court Rules Regarding Utilization of Advanced Communication Technology

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of October 1st through October 8, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of September 24th through October 1, 2021

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Criminal

    Notice To The Bar: Case Accelerated Resolution Program (CARP) Update

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of September 17th through September 24, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of September 10th through September 17, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Docket In Re: Discontinuance of Residential Eviction Moratorium Pursuant to the Order of the Centers for Disease Control issued August 3, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All courts will be closed on Monday, September 6, 2021 in observance of LABOR DAY, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court, Bail Acceptance and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.

  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Emergency Appointment of Substitute Court Magistrate

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Additional Emergency Appointment of Substitute Court Magistrates

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of September 3rd through September 10, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Extension of the Philadelphia Municipal Court Landlord Tenant Diversion Program

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Suspension of State Rules

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  • First Judicial District

    AGB Administrative Order In Re: Partial Extension of Judicial Emergency

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of August 27th through September 3, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Municipal Court's Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. 1952(B)(2)(m) and (s) for an Emergency Order Authorizing the President Judge of the Municipal Court to Suspend the Operation of Pa.Rs.Crim.P. 600 and 1013 and any rule restricting the Use of Advanced Communication Technology

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  • First Judicial District

    Court Of Common Pleas Request to Supreme Court Pursuant 1952 Petition to Temporarily Suspend or Modify Statewide Court Rules Regarding Prompt Trials and Utilization of Advanced Communication Technology

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of August 20th through August 27, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Order Granting in Part Municipal Court's Request Concerning the Landlord-Tenant Diversion Program

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  • First Judicial District

    Revised Protocols and Guidelines for Conducting In-Person Civil Jury Trials in City Hall During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Criminal

    Notice To The Bar: Felony Waiver Program Policies And Procedures - Effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Criminal

    Notice To The Bar: Resumption of Proceedings for Bail Cases - Effective Tuesday, September 7, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Philadelphia Municipal Court's Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. 1952(B)(2)(s) to Authorize the Continuation of the Philadelphia Municipal Court Landlord-Tenant Diversion Program

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  • First Judicial District

    Petition In Re: FJD's Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. 1952(B)(2)(m) to Authorize Continued Temporary Suspension of Statewide Court Rules Regarding Prompt Trials and Utilization of Advanced Communication Technology

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of August 13th through August 20, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Completed Diversion/Rental Assistance Applications - Philadelphia Municipal Court Landlord Tenant Diversion Program And Notice of Writs of Possession

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  • First Judicial District

    Eviction Protection Declaration Form

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of August 6th through August 13, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Docket In Re: Continuation of Residential Eviction Moratorium Pursuant to the Order of the Centers for Disease Control issued August 3, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Public Notice - RE: Edward Byrne Memorial Justice Assistance Grant (JAG) Program

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Docket In Re: Municipal Court Landlord-Tenant Appeals Pending in the Court of Common Pleas

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of July 30th through August 6, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of July 23rd through July 30, 2021

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil

    Notice To The Bar: Updated Protocol for the Compulsory Arbitration Program - Effective August 2, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of July 16th through July 23, 2021

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil

    Revised Protocols and Guidelines for Conducting In-Person Civil Jury Trials in City Hall During the COVID-19 Pandemic

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Judicial Emergency

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of July 9th through July 16, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Docket In Re: Extension of Residential Eviction Moratorium by the Centers for Disease Control

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Docket In Re: Expansion of Court Operations

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All courts will be closed on Monday, July 5, 2021 in observance of INDEPENDENCE DAY, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court, Bail Acceptance and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.

  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of July 2nd through July 9, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Municipal Court's Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. 1952(B)(2)(s) to Temporarily Authorize Continuation of the Philadelphia Municipal Court Landlord-Tenant Diversion Program

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  • First Judicial District

    Petition In Re: FJD's Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. 1952(B)(2)(m) to Temporarily Suspend or Modify Statewide Court Rules Regarding Prompt Trials and Utilization of Advanced Communication Technology

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of June 25th through July 2, 2021

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil

    Notice To The Bar: Updated Protocol for the Compulsory Arbitration Program - Effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil

    Notice To The Bar: Civil Judicial Assignment Chart - Effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil

    Notice To The Bar: Criminal Judicial Assignment Chart - Effective Tuesday, July 6, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All courts will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 in observance of JUNETEENTH, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court, Bail Acceptance and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.

  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of June 18th through June 25, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of June 11th through June 18, 2021

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Criminal

    Notice To The Bar: Custody Accelerated Resolution Program (CARP) of 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of June 4th through June 11, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice of Electronic Filing Service Interruption: Please be advised that access to the Philadelphia Court's Electronic Filing System is temporarily unavailable. We are working diligently to restore services. Please accept our sincere apologies for this interruption of electronic services.

  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All courts will be closed on Monday, May 31, 2021 in observance of MEMORIAL DAY, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court, Bail Acceptance and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.

  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Further Procedures Regarding Moratorium on Philadelphia Sheriff’s Mortgage Foreclosure and Tax Sales

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of May 28th through June 4, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of May 21st through May 28, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Amended - Administrative Order In Re: Extension of Residential Eviction Moratorium and Exceptions Service of Writs and Alias Writs of Possession

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of May 14th through May 21, 2021

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil

    Notice To The Bar: Updated Protocol for the Compulsory Arbitration Program, Notice of Virtual Arbitration Hearing

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of May 7th through May 14, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Moratorium on Philadelphia Sheriff’s Mortgage Foreclosure and Tax Sales

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of April 30th through May 7, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Docket In Re: Resumption of In-Person Proceedings and Availability of Hybrid Hearings

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of April 23rd through April 30, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of April 16th through April 23, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Election Day Judicial Assignments, 2021 Primary Election - Tuesday, May 18, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of April 9th through April 16, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All courts will be closed on Friday, April 2, 2021 in observance of GOOD FRIDAY, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court, Bail Acceptance and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.

  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Residential Eviction Moratorium and Exceptions. Service of Writs and Alias Writs of Possession

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Docket In Re: Extension of Residential Eviction Moratorium

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of April 2nd through April 9, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Docket In Re: ACCC Insurance Company (ACCC)

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of March 26th through April 2, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice To The Bar: Honorable Gary S. Glazer assigned to the Trial Division – Civil – Major Jury Program

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice To The Bar: Honorable Nina Wright Padilla appointed Supervising Judge of the Trial Division – Commerce Program

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil

    Notice To The Bar: Honorable Leon W. Tucker assigned to the Trial Division – Commerce Program

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Criminal

    Notice To The Bar: Honorable Lucretia C. Clemons duly appointed Supervising Judge of the Trial Division – Criminal Section

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice To The Bar: Civil, Criminal and Orphans’ Court Electronic Filing Systems Restored

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of March 19th through March 26, 2021

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil

    Notice To The Bar: Updated Protocol for the Compulsory Arbitration Program

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  • First Judicial District

    On Saturday, March 13th http://www.courts.phila.gov/ will be down for a scheduled PECO power outage starting from 7:00 AM until 12:00 PM. All services will be restored after the maintenance.

  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of March 12th through March 19, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of March 5th through March 12, 2021

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil

    Notice To The Bar: Protocol for Discovery Motions Filed on or After March 15 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Rescheduling of April Tax Sales

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Postponement of March 2, 2021 Mortgage Foreclosure Sales

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Procedure for May 4, 2021 Mortgage Foreclosure Sales

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Procedure for June 1, 2021 Mortgage Foreclosure Sales

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of February 26th through March 5, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Objections to Nomination Petitions – Primary Election, May 18, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All Philadelphia Courts and departments are open and operating on a normal schedule.

  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All Courts and Offices of the Philadelphia Courts will be CLOSED Thursday, February 18, 2021 due to inclement weather conditions. All critical services are expected to remain operational.

  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All Courts and offices of the Philadelphia Courts will be open tomorrow, February 19, 2021.

  • First Judicial District

    Notice: Due to the dangerous weather conditions expected tomorrow 2/18/2021, all Courts and offices of the Philadelphia Courts will be closed. All critical services are expected to remain operational.

  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of February 19th through February 26, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All courts will be closed on Monday, February 15, 2021 in observance of PRESIDENTS' DAY, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court, Bail Acceptance and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.

  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of February 12th through February 19, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice To The Bar: Protocol for Settlement Conferences in Major Jury, Arbitration Appeal and Non-Jury Cases

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All Philadelphia Courts and departments are open and operating on a normal schedule.

  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of February 5th through February 12, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All Courts and Offices of the Philadelphia Courts will be CLOSED Tuesday, February 2, 2021 due to inclement weather conditions. All critical services are expected to remain operational.

  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All Courts and offices of the Philadelphia Courts will be open tomorrow, February 3, 2021.

  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Docket In Re: February 1, 2021 Audit List

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All Courts and Offices of the Philadelphia Courts will be CLOSED Monday, February 1, 2021 due to inclement weather conditions. All critical services are expected to remain operational.

  • First Judicial District

    Notice: Due to the dangerous weather conditions expected tomorrow 2/2/2021, all Courts and offices of the Philadelphia Courts will be closed. All critical services are expected to remain operational

  • First Judicial District

    Notice: Due to the dangerous weather conditions expected tomorrow 2/1/2021, all Courts and offices of the Philadelphia Courts will be closed. All critical services are expected to remain operational.

  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Residential Eviction Moratorium and Exceptions. Service of Writs and Alias Writs of Possession

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Docket In Re: Extension of Residential Eviction Moratorium

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Postponement of February Tax Sales

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Further procedures regarding postponement of January and February Tax Sales

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  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Order In Re: Postponement of February 2, 2021 Mortgage Foreclosure Sales

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of January 29th through February 5, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of January 22nd through January 29, 2021

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  • Court of Common Pleas, Trial Division - Civil

    Notice To The Bar: Resumption of In-Person Jury Trials During the COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

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  • First Judicial District

    Notice: All courts will be closed on Monday, January 18, 2021 in observance of MARTIN LUTHER KING, JR. DAY, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court, Bail Acceptance and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.

  • First Judicial District

    Administrative Docket In Re: Jury Trials – Criminal Cases

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of January 15th through January 22, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    NOTICE: View the EMERGENCY JUDGE ASSIGNMENT for the Week of January 8th through January 15, 2021

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  • First Judicial District

    For updates on court operations during the Coronavirus pandemic, and for a complete list of Orders, please visit: https://www.courts.phila.gov/covid-19

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