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Philadelphia County, PA Court System Information

Philadelphia County is the most populous county in the U.S. state of Pennsylvania. As of the 2010 United States Census, the population was 1,584,064. The county seat is Philadelphia.

Court Information

Philadelphia County is served by a Court of Common Pleas, a Municipal Court.

Philadelphia County, PA Court Overview

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

  1. Philadelphia-Juniata County Court of Common Pleas, Pennsylvania
  2. Philadelphia County Magisterial District, Pennsylvania

Visitation Information

Office Hours:
8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Physical Address:
236 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107

Philadelphia County Court Administrator:

Richard T. McSorley, Esq., District Court Administrator
236 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215 686-2547
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Office of the Court Administrator is responsible for the long and short-term judicial planning, interaction with the other branches of county government, day-to-day operations of the Court as well as providing administrative support to the Magisterial District Courts and Court of Common Pleas. The responsibilities include civil and criminal proceedings, summary jury trials, argument court, summary appeals, motions hearings, settlement conferences, preliminary injunctions, ARD hearings and Domestic Relations matters. Besides, the Court Administrator’s Office also oversees personnel management, budget, jury management, scheduling, public relations, and liaison functions with various groups and agencies.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge:

Honorable Idee Fox, President Judge
Room 386 City Hall,
1400 John F Kennedy Blvd
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: 215 686-8334
Fax: 215 567-7328

Philadelphia County Clerk of Courts:

Office of Judicial Records – Criminal
First Judicial District of Pennsylvania
1301 Filbert Street, Room 310
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 683-7703
Fax: (215) 683-7713
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Monday – Friday

Services and Responsibilities:

The Philadelphia County Clerk of Court’s Office is currently known as the Office of Judicial Records serves the Criminal Court of Common Pleas and Municipal Court as well as the Juvenile Division of Family Court. The Office is responsible for: Recording court decisions and issuance of bench warrants, Assessment, receipt and disbursement of bail and all court imposed fines, fees, and restitution, Acceptance of court filings manually as well as electronically, Entering civil judgments on bail forfeitures and court imposed fines, fees and restitution, Issuing commitments or discharges for defendants. Besides, the Juvenile Division of Family Court, the Office of Judicial Records is the custodian of juvenile delinquency and dependency court records that handles all matters related to court cases, including sending subpoenas to witnesses and notifying attorneys of case dates and activities.

Philadelphia County Court of Common Pleas Judge:

Kathy A. Morrow, President Judge
2 East Main Street,
New Bloomfield, PA 17068

Philadelphia County, PA Clerk of the Orphans’ Court

Tracey L. Gordon, Register of Wills and Clerk of Orphans’ Court
City Hall, Room 415
Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone: (215) 686-6250, 215-686-2230, 215-686-2231, 215-686-2232
Office Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday – Friday

Service and Responsibilities:

The Register of Wills is responsible for probate of wills and granting of letters, thereby having quasi-judicial powers. The Register of Wills office also acts as an agent for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania for the collection of Inheritance Tax. On the other hand, the Office of the Orphans Court Division is responsible for the docketing, filing, retrieval, and maintenance of documents pertaining to adoptions, termination of parental rights, guardianships for minors, adjudication of incapacities, and other dependency matters relating to juveniles. Besides, the Orphans’ Court is also responsible for maintaining marriage records issued in this County and issuing marriage licenses and certificates.

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