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Lehigh County, PA Court System Information

Lehigh County is a county located in the Lehigh Valley region of the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 census, the population was 349,497. Its county seat is Allentown.

Court Information

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

Lehigh County, PA Court Overview

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

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

Visitation Information

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

Physical Address:
Lehigh County Courthouse
455 Hamilton St,
Allentown, PA 18101

Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas:

Lehigh County Courthouse
455 West Hamilton Street,
Allentown, PA 18101-1614
Phone: (610) 782-3000
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 a wide variety of cases. The Courts of Common Pleas are responsible for all matters involving adult criminal cases, juvenile delinquency cases, lawsuits involving money or property, divorce, custody disputes, child support issues, juvenile dependency cases, estates, guardianships, and adoptions. Besides, the Court of Common Pleas also oversees judicial oversight to Court Administration, Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation, the Domestic Relations Section, the Court Transcription Unit, Protection from Abuse Office, the Court Interpreting Unit, the Child Custody Office, and the Law Library.

Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Judge:

Honorable Edward D. Reibman, President Judge
County Court of Common Pleas
455 West Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101-1614
Phone: (610) 782-3000

Lehigh County Court Administrator:

Kerry R. Turtzo, Court Administrator
Court Administration
Lehigh County Courthouse
455 West Hamilton Street, Room 614
Allentown, PA 18101
Phone: (610) 782‑3014
Fax: (610) 871‑2779
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The responsibilities of the Lehigh County Court Administrative Office is to manage the non-judicial functions or duties of the court subject to the supervision and direction of the President Judge by applying extensive managerial and administrative skills in order to serve effectively as the organizational arm of the court. The Court Administrator’s responsibilities include personnel and fiscal management, calendar or scheduling management, information systems management, facilities and equipment management, records control, public information, and jury management. Besides, the Court Administrator’s Office also oversees all court-related departments Judiciary such as; Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation, Domestic Relations, Magisterial District Court personnel, the Law Library, the Court Transcription Unit, and court staff personnel.

Lehigh County Magisterial District Judge:

Patricia M. Engler, Magisterial District Judge (District 31-1-01)
1201 Sumner Ave
Allentown, PA 18102
Phone: 610-432-3080
Fax: 610-433-0130

Michael J. Pochron, Magisterial District Judge (District 31-1-08)
3000 South Pike Ave
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: 610-797-8724
Fax: 610-791-1401

Ronald S. Manescu, Magisterial District Judge (District 31-1-03)
1428 Hamilton St
Allentown, PA 18102
Phone: 610-434-7903
Fax: 610-434-0213

Jacob E. Hammond, Magisterial District Judge (District 31-2-02)
3404 Hamilton Blvd
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: 610-434-2070
Fax: 610-434-0215

David M. Howells, Jr., Magisterial District Judge (District 31-1-04)
1501 Lehigh St
Suite 104
Allentown, PA 18103
Phone: 610-797-0906
Fax: 610-797-3292

Michael D. D’Amore, Magisterial District Judge (District 31-1-05)
1007 Union Blvd
Allentown, PA 18109
Phone: 610-439-0661
Fax: 610-439-1257

Michael Faulkner, Magisterial District Judge (District 31-3-02)
Green Hills Commerce Center
5925 Tilghman, Suite 500
Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 610-398-1167
Fax: 610-398-2185

Lehigh County, PA County Register of Wills and Recorder of Deeds

Diana L. Dergham, Register of Wills
Courthouse, Room 122
455 West Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101-1614
Phone: 610-782-3170
Fax: 610-871-2895
Email: dianadergham@lehighcounty.org
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Register of Wills office probates the wills of all decedents and issues letters of administration and testamentary in each estate and works as an agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania to acquire inheritance tax and various fees relating to each estate.

Lehigh County Recorder of Deeds:

Karen S. Collura, Chief Deputy Recorder of Deeds
Lehigh County Courthouse
455 W. Hamilton Street, Room 122
Allentown PA 18101-1614
Phone: 610-782-3162
Fax: 610-871-2895
Email: karencollura@lehighcounty.org
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Service and Responsibilities:

The Recorder of Deeds Office is responsible for recording, protecting, preserving, and reproducing legal documents related to real estate in Lehigh County. The records include Deeds Easement, Right of Way, Covenant, Restrictions, etc.), Satisfaction of Mortgage, Release, Assignment, Modification, Subordination, and so on. Besides, the Recorder of Deeds Office is also responsible for service such, State Commissions and Bonds for Notary Publics and County Elected Officials, Military Discharge Papers (DD214), Subdivision, Stormwater, Highway, Rail and Condo Maps, Powers of Attorney, Secured Transactions/Financing Statements/UCC and Certify recorded documents. Further services include maintaining records of the non-profit organization, Collecting and distributing Realty Transfer Tax, and providing public access to recorded documents and indices.

Lehigh County Clerk of Orphan’s Court:

Clerk of the Orphans’ Court Division
Wendy A. W. Parr, Clerk of Orphan’s Court
Lehigh County Courthouse
455 West Hamilton Street, Room 123
Allentown, PA 18101-1614
Phone: (610) 782-3172
Fax: (610) 782-3928
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Service and Responsibilities:

The Clerk of the Orphan’s Court is responsible for performing the administrative record-keeping for the Common Pleas Court’s various divisions such as estate trust, guardians, adoptions, appeals, and claims against estates, guardianships, minors’ estates, small estate proceedings, trusts, wrongful death actions, as well as other miscellaneous filings.

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