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Welcome to the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, 12th Judicial District of Pennsylvania.
 
Unless otherwise noted, the Dauphin County Courthouse is open from
8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday.
We are pleased you have come here to find more information about our Court and associated departments.  The 12th Judicial District is composed of 10 Court of Common Pleas Judges, 15 Magisterial District Judges, and includes 8 Departments.  More specific information about each can be found by clicking on Office & Departments to the left or the links below.  
 
The Court of Common Pleas hears civil and criminal cases.  It also decides cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations, and many other matters.
  
The Pennsylvania Supreme Court's Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts has useful tools to search records. 
 
 
 
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For information about Magisterial District Judges, click here.
 
 
 
If you would like more specific information about a Court-related deparment, information can be found on that respective department's website at the links below:
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
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For information on Jury Service, click here.
 
If you are looking for the Local Rules of Court, they can be found here.
 
The Self Help Center has forms and instructions for a variety of topics, located here.
 
Click here for information on the Court cases involving Timothy Curley, Gary Schultz, and Graham Spanier.
 
 
Please note: While we strive to ensure all content is accurate and up to date, the information presented here should not be construed as legal advice. Furthermore, the Court assumes no liability for the legal consequences arising due to outdated or incorrect information on this site or sites linked to these pages.
 
 

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DAUPHIN COUNTY COURT MISSION STATEMENT
 
TO ASSURE EQUAL ACCESS, FAIR TREATMENT AND THE PEACEFUL AND EFFICIENT RESOLUTION OF DISPUTES FOR ALL CITIZENS ASSERTING THEIR RIGHTS UNDER THE LAW.
 
 
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