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Armstrong County, PA Court System Information

Armstrong County is a county located in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 68,941. The county seat is Kittanning.

Court Information

Armstrong County is served by a Court of Common Pleas, and a Magisterial Court.

Armstrong County, PA Court Overview

The following courts are located in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania. This list is not meant to be comprehensive and only lists courts with pages on Ballotpedia.

  1. Armstrong County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania
  2. Armstrong County Magisterial District, Pennsylvania

Visitation Information

Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Physical Address:
Armstrong County Courthouse
500 E. Market Street,
Kittanning, PA 16201

Armstrong County Court Of Common Pleas:

Armstrong County Courthouse
500 E. Market Street,
Kittanning, PA 16201
Phone: (724) 543-2500
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Service and Responsibilities:

The Court of Common Pleas is a trial court of general jurisdiction resolving controversies involving a wide variety of cases. It represents judges who comprise the Board of Judges. The judges preside over matters such, adult and juvenile prosecutions, civil disputes involving property or money, divorce, custody, child support, adoptions, trusts and estates, guardianships, administrative hearings and appeals.

Armstrong County Court of Common Pleas Judges:

Honorable James J. Panchik, President Judge
Armstrong County Courthouse
500 E. Market Street, Suite 210
Kittanning, PA 16201

Honorable Chase G. McClister, Judge
Armstrong County Courthouse
500 E. Market Street, Suite 208
Kittanning, PA 16201

Honorable Kenneth G. Valasek, Senior Judge
Armstrong County Courthouse
500 E. Market Street, Suite 210
Kittanning, PA 16201

Armstrong County Magisterial District Judges:

Honorable J. Gary Decomo, Magisterial District Judge (33-3-01)
206 Fifth Avenue
Ford City, PA 16226
Phone: 724-763-7866
Fax: 724-763-8821

Honorable James H. Owen, Magisterial District Judge (33-3-02)
201 North Jefferson Street
Kittanning, PA 16201
Phone: 724-543-2313
Fax: 724-545-9029

Honorable James Andring, Magisterial District Judge (33-3-03)
241 Market Street
Leechburg, PA 15656
Phone: 724-842-3571
Fax: 724-845-7610

Honorable Kevin McCausland, Magisterial District Judge (33-3-04)
720 Main Street
Rural Valley, PA 16249
Phone: 724-783-6886
Fax: 724-783-2079

Armstrong County Court of Clerk:

Brenda C. George, Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts
Armstrong County Courthouse
500 E. Market Street, Suite 103
Kittanning, PA 16201
Phone: 724-548-3252
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Prothonotary is the primary custodian of the Court of Common Pleas’ civil records, with the administrative responsibility for their safekeeping and preservation. The responsibilities of the Prothonotary Office include; General notarizing, assessing fees associated with the filing of documents, maintenance of civil dockets and indices for public inspection, collection and distribution of state-mandated fees to appropriate agencies and finally, maintenance of domestic relation records and filings. On the other hand, the Clerk of Courts is the chief custodian of the criminal records, responsible for maintaining criminal cases, juvenile records, Assessment, collection and distribution of fines, costs and restitution, Processing Commonwealth and Superior Courts Appeals, Administers oaths and affirmations to public officials and court proceedings, Reporting dispositions of criminal cases to Department of Transportation. Moreover, the Clerk of Court Office also involves in Bail processing, Issuing private detective licenses and acting as a Passport acceptance agent.

Armstrong County, PA County Recorder of Deeds

Marianne Hileman, Register/Recorder/Clerk of Orphans’ Court
Armstrong County Courthouse
500 E. Market Street
Suite 102
Kittanning, PA 16201
Phone: (724) 548-3220
Fax: (724) 548-3236
Email: mhileman@co.armstrong.pa.us
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Recorder of Deeds Office’s primary responsibility is to record and maintain accurate and complete records related to real estate transactions. Records include; Land related documents, Notary Bonds and Commissions, Powers of Attorney, Mortgages, Deeds, Leases, Right of Ways, Clean and Green, Grantor-Grantee Books, Mortgagor Books and Veteran’s Discharges. The Office is also in charge of the Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphan’s Court. The Register of Wills Office is accountable for the collection of inheritance tax as well as probate wills. Besides, the Clerk of Orphan’s Court is responsible for the accuracy and complete maintenance of case files for accounts (estate, trust and guardian) adoptions, appeals, claims against estates, guardianships, minors’ estates, small estate proceedings, trusts, wrongful death actions as well as other miscellaneous filings.

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