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Magisterial District Judges
 
The Magisterial District Judge System in Pennsylvania was created under the 1968 Constitution. It is a system of minor court judges designed to hear cases involving traffic violations, minor criminal matters, disputes between landlords and tenants, and civil cases such as contract matters or injuries with damages claimed up to $12,000. The system also carries initial jurisdiction over all criminal cases, rendering decisions on the issuance of warrants, and finding sufficient justification to send misdemeanor and felony cases to the Courts of Common Pleas for further action.
 
The Twelfth Judicial District is complemented with fifteen Magisterial District Judges, each covering a portion of the County of Dauphin. The Magisterial District Judge System has a $7.3 million budget, 90 employees, processes 100,000 cases each year, and realizes revenue of approximately $2 million annually.
  
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Magisterial District Judges
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Administration Building
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 780-6636
(717) 780-6468
Magisterial District Judge
12-1-01
The Honorable James A. Lenker
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2125 Paxton Church Road
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 545-4143
(717) 657-2107
Magisterial District Judge
12-1-02
The Honorable Barbara W. Pianka

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2967-A North 7th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17110
(717) 238-3388
(717) 238-3004
Magisterial District Judge
12-1-04
The Honorable Marsha C. Stewart

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1520 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17103
(717) 233-1220
(717) 233-1598
Magisterial District Judge
12-1-05
The Honorable George A. Zozos

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538 South 29th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 231-3500
(717) 231-3504
Magisterial District Judge
12-1-06
The Honorable Joseph S. Lindsey

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5201 Jonestown Road
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 671-8640
(717) 671-1899
Magisterial District Judge
12-2-01
The Honorable Michael J. Smith

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1281 South 28th Street
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 558-1160
(717) 558-1056
Magisterial District Judge
12-2-02
The Honorable Kenneth A. Lenker

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102 Agnes Street
Harrisbrug, PA 17104
(717) 939-6996
(717) 939-4868
Magisterial District Judge
12-2-03
The Honorable David H. Judy, Esq.

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50 Canal Street
Royalton, PA 17057
(717) 944-4463
(717) 948-1974
Magisterial District Judge
12-2-04
The Honorable Robert Jennings, III

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1805 North Cameron St.
Harrisburg, PA 17103
(717) 233-3599
(717) 233-3547
Magisterial District Judge
12-2-05
The Honorable LaVon A. Postelle

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1300 Rolleston Street
Harrisburg, PA 17104
(717) 234-0949
(717) 234-0953
Magisterial District Judge
12-3-01
The Honorable Rebecca J. Margerum, Esq.

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Manors Road, RR 01 P.O. Box 68
Elizabethville, PA 17023
(717) 362-3396
(717) 362-4507
Magisterial District Judge
12-3-02
The Honorable Gregory D. Johnson

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1025 Peters Mtn Road
Dauphin, PA 17018
(717) 921-8007
(717) 921-3585
Magisterial District Judge
12-3-03
The Honorable William Wenner

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5925 Stevenson Avenue, Suite B
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 545-0261
(717) 545-8015
Magisterial District Judge
12-3-04
The Honorable Dominic A. Pelino

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576 East Main Street
Hummelstown, PA 17036
(717) 583-1912
(717) 583-1915
Magisterial District Judges
12-3-05
The Honorable Lowell A. Witmer

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7810 Allentown Blvd.
Harrisburg, PA 17112
(717) 671-8720
(717) 671-1282
Magisterial District Judge Night Court
12-0-00
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123 Walnut Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
(717) 255-3100
(717) 441-0756
Dauphin County Central Court
12-0-01
Coordinator: Jan E. Hallacher
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501 Mall Road
Harrisburg, PA 17111
(717) 780-6824
(717) 561-4196
Senior Magisterial District Judge
The Honorable Steven M. Semic

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Senior Magisterial District Judge
The Honorable Raymond F. Shugars

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