How do I find court records in Philadelphia?

How do I find court records in Philadelphia?

Information regarding Public Records of the First Judicial Records is available at

Are courts open in Philadelphia?

Philadelphia’s Criminal Justice Center resumed criminal trials for a brief, two-month period in late 2020, according to spokesperson Gabriel Roberts. Since March, both criminal and civil trials have resumed, and July 6 has been set as the day when all court personnel and court functions will be fully restored.

How do I file a civil suit in Philadelphia?

In Philadelphia, you must file your small claims court case in person (not by mail) by going to the court’s first filing office on the 10th floor of 1339 Chestnut Street in Philadelphia. The Philadelphia court has interviewers to assist you in filling out the paper work.

Can the public sit in a magistrates court?

A magistrates’ court is usually open to the public. People may sit quietly and listen at the back of the court.

What county in Pennsylvania is Philadelphia in?

Philadelphia, city and port, coextensive with Philadelphia county, southeastern Pennsylvania, U.S. It is situated at the confluence of the Delaware and Schuylkill rivers. Area 135 square miles (350 square km).

How do I file a civil lawsuit in PA?

Complete the Civil complaint form fully and neatly. Be sure to provide enough information so the person you are suing knows why he or she is being sued. Once the complaint is completed, you must file it at the correct Magisterial District Court office. Be prepared to pay the filing fees.

How much does it cost to file a small claims case in Philadelphia?

Small Claims

Small Claims (Includes One Certified Mail Services)
Complaint $50.00
Each Additional Defendant $10.00
Counterclaim / Crossclaim $25.00
Additional Service per Defendant

Are civil proceedings public?

Without permission of the court Once proceedings are started anyone can access details of the claim number, the parties and the legal representatives. Therefore, the fact of litigation is immediately public.

How do I view civil court dockets in Pennsylvania?

Attorneys and members of the public can view civil court case dockets online with Public Access Search. This allows an individual to search for cases by: Case number. Plaintiff name. Defendant name. Questions? For questions, visit the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania.

How to contact the Philadelphia City Court of Pennsylvania?

City Hall, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania Phone: 215 686-7000 Website: Email: Contact Us

How do I file a court case with philapark?

For Parking tickets please visit The eFiling system allows case documents, such as pleadings, motions, and petitions, to be filed with the court using a computer and Internet connection. With our online system see if you qualify for jury service, ask for postponements, excuse/disqualification, and proof of service.

Is the civil docket report available in real time?

Disclaimer: The Civil Docket Report provided by the First Judicial District through this Internet service has been reproduced from the official Docket. However, that data is not reproduced in real time. The data here provided will lag behind the entry of the official data by a period of time varying from six to twenty-four hours.

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