Welcome to the Dauphin County Court of Common Pleas, 12th Judicial District of Pennsylvania.
PRESIDENT JUDGE JOHN F. CHERRY'S ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ISSUED MARCH 16, 2020
AMENDED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ISSUED MARCH 17, 2020
JUDICIAL EMERGENCY DECLARATION ISSUED MARCH 16, 2020
PRESS RELEASE REGARDING CASES SCHEDULED THROUGH APRIL 3, 2020
SUPPLEMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ISSUED MARCH 30, 2020
SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ISSUED APRIL 1, 2020
THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ISSUED APRIL 1, 2020
SUPPLEMENTAL DECLARATION ISSUED APRIL 1, 2020
FOURTH SUPPLEMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ISSUED APRIL 8, 2020
FIFTH SUPPLEMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ISSUED APRIL 23, 2020
SECOND SUPPLEMENTAL DISASTER DECLARATION ISSUED APRIL 23, 2020
SIXTH SUPPLEMENTAL ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER ISSUED MAY 29, 2020
THIRD SUPPLEMENTAL DISASTER DECLARATION ISSUED MAY 29, 2020
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:
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.
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:
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.
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.