Courts

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.

The Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas has instituted automatic electronic notices to defendants  scheduled for court. Notices will be submitted to mobile phone numbers and email addresses that are collected from participants at various stages with the criminal justice system. The following telephone numbers are associated with this project:
717-403-1509
717-403-1512
717-403-1590
717-403-1698
717-403-6688
If you should have any questions about this program, please contact Dauphin County Court Administration at 717-780-6640.
Electronic Notice Enrollment Form

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 7 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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Click here for information about Magisterial District Judges
 
If you would like more specific information about a Court-related department, information can be found on that respective department's website at the links below:
 
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Click here for information on Jury Service
 
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.
 
Find the Court of Common Pleas' 230 Anniversary Book and Digital Tourbook here.
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Judicial Fellow Program 
 
 
 
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 Furthermore, the Court assumes no liability for the legal consequences arising due to outdated or incorrect information on this site or sites linked to these pages. 

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.

AMERICANS WITH DISABILITIES ACT (ADA)
Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas complies with Title II of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). If you would like more information on the Court's policy.