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Chester County, PA Court System Information

Chester County is a county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 498,886. Its county seat is West Chester.

Court Information

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

Chester County, PA Court Overview

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

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

Visitation Information

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

Physical Address:
Chester County Courthouse
201 W. Market St,
West Chester, PA 19380-0989

Chester County Court Administrator:

Patricia Norwood-Foden, Court Administrator
Chester County Courthouse
201 W. Market St, Suite 4100
West Chester, PA 19380-0989
Phone: 610-344-6170
Fax: 610-344-6127
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Office of the Court Administrator’s primary responsibility is to oversee daily court operations and apply administrative skills such as case flow management, personnel and fiscal management, calendar or scheduling management, information systems, space and equipment management, Protection from Abuse, public information, jury management and liaison functions to various groups and agencies.

Chester County District Court Judge:

Judge Thomas Tartaglio, District Court Judge (District Court 15-1-02)
1572 Paoli Pike
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 610-430-1966
Fax: 610-430-8641

Judge Marian T. Vito, District Court Judge (District Court 15-1-04)
21 West Market Street, Suite 100
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 610-344-6622
Fax: 610-429-4644

Judge Martin G. Goch, District Court Judge (District Court 15-2-03)
Government Services Center
601 Westtown Road, Suite 110
West Chester, PA 19382
Phone: 610-436-5757
Fax: 610-431-5755

Chester County Clerk of Courts:

Yolanda Van de Krol, Clerk of Courts
201 W. Market St, Suite 1400
West Chester, PA 19380
Phone: 610-344-6135
Fax: 610-344-4465
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Service and Responsibilities:

The Office of the Clerk of Court is responsible for filling and keeping detailed criminal court records and assessing, collecting, disbursing restitution and court costs, and taking charge as collections agency for various taxes in conjunction with the Chester County Adult Probation and Parole Department. These records and fillings are not limited to criminal, summary appeals, juvenile, dependency, constable, bail bonds. Besides, the Clerk of Courts Office also maintains custody of all records, support and attend each court sessions, collect and disburse fines, costs, and fees, summary appeal cases fees, provide open access to public court records, prepare motor vehicle forms for PennDOT, filing of road dockets, report statistical & financial data, docket all criminal records filed, maintain constable bonds, private detective licensing, administer oaths, assemble juries and accept posting of bail.

Chester County Prothonotary:

Debbie Bookman, Prothonotary
Office of the Prothonotary
201 W. Market Street, Suite 1425
West Chester, PA 19380-0989
Phone: 610-344-6300
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Prothonotary Office is responsible for keeping detailed records on civil court matters and filings, including name changes, civil appeals, family and divorce hearings, passport applications.

Chester County, PA County Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans’ Court

Michele Vaughn, Register of Wills/Clerk of the Orphans’ Court
201 W Market Street, Suite 2200
West Chester, PA 19380-0989
Phone: 610-344-6335
Fax: 610-344-6218
Email: rwills@chesco.org
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Register of Wills Office is responsible for validating wills and permit administration letters when persons die without leaving a will. The Office maintains records of wills, inventory of estates, and other miscellaneous documents. The Register of Wills Office also acts as a Commonwealth’s agent for collecting inheritance tax. On the other hand, the Clerk of Orphans’ Court oversees the administrative record-keeping duties such as accepts filings for Orphans’ Court, issuing marriage licenses and keeping required marriage records as well as processes and maintains all guardianship papers for minors and incapacitated persons and papers on adoptions.

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