Delaware County court of common pleas:

Welcome to Delaware County's Court of Common Pleas 32nd Judicial District for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. The Court of Common Pleas located in the historic courthouse has had a long rich history of serving the residents of Delaware County. Today, the Court System covers 12 departments and operates with a budget of approximately $58 million dollars. Under the leadership of President Judge Kevin F. Kelly, the Court of Common Pleas continues to expand its vital role in Delaware County.

County of Delaware Judicial Report

Pennsylvania Rule of Judicial Administration 509 Financial Records

Delaware County Common Pleas Court Offers Online Payments

Notice to the Bar & Public

New Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania: Case Records of the Appellate and Trial Courts

Public Access Policy and Public Access Forms



Urgent Message

The Thirty-Second (32nd – Delaware County) Judicial District will this fall pursuant to 42 Pa.C.S. §1503 and the related direction of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court undergo the decennial magisterial district court reestablishment review with the present intention to finalize before this year’s end a Magisterial District Reestablishment Plan.

The overarching goal of the reestablishment process is to determine a proper number of magisterial district judges necessary to timely process in a fairly apportioned manner the judicial district’s caseload that recognizes and accommodates for the next decade those judicial needs of the county.

The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania has instructed, among other things, that as part of this deliberative process consideration is to be given to the relevant concerns and thoughts of the Delaware County community, whether through individual residents and/or via local organizations.

Any persons and/or community groups interested in submitting comments, concerns and/or public input otherwise for consideration as part of the magisterial district court reestablishment review process are invited to forward the same as follows:

President Judge Kevin F. Kelly
Delaware County Court House
201 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
ATTN: Magisterial District Court Reestablishment

All interested parties to assure sufficient time for such consideration must submit relevant materials and/or documentation no later than NOVEMBER 15, 2021.




Notice to the Public

County Council is creating a board to oversee in Delaware County the management of a detention facility




Updates:


New Second Chance Court Video



ADA Grievance Procedure - UPDATE



Delaware County Criminal Justice Advisory Board: Strategic Plan 2020-2024



20-12 Deputy Administrator, Trial Court Job Announcement



Pennsylvania Courts Launch Outreach Campaign to Help Stop Abuse

Pennsylvania courts today launched a "stop abuse" outreach campaign in English and Spanish to educate victims of abuse that protection orders are an option to help stop their abuse.



Emergency Orders:


President Judge Administrative Order - Criminal Section - Operational and Scheduling Protocols



Order - Vacating of the Criminal Section Emergency Operational and Scheduling Protocols



President Judge Administrative Order - Criminal Section - Early Probation Termination Review and Possible Case Closure



President Judge Administrative Order - Criminal Section - Early Re-Parole Review and Possible Release



President Judge Administrative Order - Criminal Section - Early Parole Review and Possible Release



Order - Vacating of the Sixth Order Allowing for the Extension of Re-Parole Review and Such Possible Release



Order - Vacating of Sixth Emergency Order Extending Early Parole Review and Such Possible Release



Order - Vacating of the Thirty-Second Judicial District's Past Declared Emergency



President Judge Administrative Order - Civil Section - Operational and Scheduling Protocols



Order - Vacating of Civil Section Emergency Operational and Scheduling Protocols



President Judge Administrative Order - Family Section - Operational and Scheduling Protocols



Order - Vacating of Family Section Emergency Operational and Scheduling Protocols



President Judge Administrative Order - Magisterial District Court Assignment of Concurrent Jurisdiction and-or Venue - Summary Traffic and-or Non-traffic Matters



President Judge Administrative Order - Magisterial District Court Assignment of Concurrent Jurisdiction and-or Venue - Protection from Abuse Matters



President Judge Administrative Order - Magisterial District Court Assignment of Concurrent Jurisdiction and-or Venue - Criminal Matters



President Judge Administrative Order - Magisterial District Court Assignment of Concurrent Jurisdiction and/or Venue - Civil Actions



President Judge Administrative Order - Magisterial District Courts - Operational and Scheduling Protocols



Order - Vacating of Magisterial District Court Emergency Operational Protocols



Order - Vacating of Emergency Postponement of Weekend-Partial Confinement Sentencing Terms at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility



Sixth Emergency Extension Order - Criminal Section



Eighth Emergency Order Extension and Amendments - Expanding MDJ Operations



Sixth Emergency Order Extending Early Parole Review and Such Possible Release



Sixth Emergency Order Extending Re-Parole Review and Such Possible Release



Sixth Order Directing Emergency Postponement of Weekend-Partial Confinement



Seventh Emergency Extension Order - MDJ Operations



Seventh Emergency Order Extension - Family Section



Fifth Emergency Order Extension - Criminal Section



Seventh Emergency Order Extension - Civil Section



Seventh Order Extending Judicial Declared Emergency



Fifth Order Directing Emergency Postponement of Weekend-Partial Confinement Sentencing Terms at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility, as Amended



Sixth Emergency Order Extension and Amendments - Magisterial District Court Operations



Amended Fourth Emergency Order Extension - Criminal Section



Sixth Emergency Order Extension - Family Section



Sixth Emergency Order Extension - Civil Section



Fourth Emergency Order Extension - Criminal Section



Fifth Emergency Order Extending Early Parole Review and Such Possible Release



Fifth Order Allowing for the Extension of Re-parole Review and Such Possible Release



Fifth Order Directing Emergency Postponement of Weekend-Partial Confinement Sentencing Terms at George W. Hill



Sixth Order Extending the Thirty-Second Judicial District's Past Declared Emergency



Emergency Order Postponing the Jan. 15, 2021, Feb. 19, 2021, and March 19, 2021 Sheriff's Real Estate Sales



Third Emergency Order Extension - Criminal Section, as Amended



Fifth Emergency Order Extension - Magisterial District Court Operations, as Amended



Emergency Order - Postponing December 18, 2020, Sheriff's Real Estate Sale



Emergency Order Postponing the December 17, 2020, Upset Tax Sale and Judicial Tax Sale



Fourth Emergency Order Allowing for the Resumption of Early Parole Review



Fourth Order Allowing for the Resumption of Re-Parole Review



Fourth Order Directing Emergency Postponement of Weekend - Partial Confinement Terms



The courts of Delaware County (32nd judicial district) remain operational per Emergency Revised Scheduling and Operational Protocols - As of November 12, 2020



Fifth Emergency Order Extension and Amendments - Magisterial District Court Operations, as Amended



Fifth Emergency Order Extension - Civil Section, as Amended



Fifth Emergency Order Extension - Family Section



New Second Chance Court Video



Fifth Order Extending the Thirty-Second (32nd) Judicial District's Past Declared Emergency



Fifth Order Extending Emergency Postponement of Community Service Sentencing Conditions



Third Emergency Order Extension - Criminal Section



Emergency Order Postponing the October 15, 2020, Judicial Tax Sale



Emergency Order Postponing the September 17, 2020, Upset Tax Sale



Delaware County Reassessment Emergency Petition to Extend Appeal Deadline for Countywide Reassessment Appeals



Cessation of Statewide Judicial Emergency After June 1, 2020



Emergency Order - Notice of Hearing Publications Regarding Judicial Name Changes



Order Extending Emergency Postponement of Weekend-Partial Confinement Terms at the George W. Hill Correctional Facility Extended



Emergency Order Allowing for Early Parole Review and Such Possible Release Extended



Emergency Order Allowing for Re-Parole Review and Such Possible Release Extended



Order Extending Emergency Cancelation of In-Person Formal Criminal Arraignment Extended



Order Extending Stay of Residential Property Evictions



Order Extending Cancelation of Jury Trials and Jury Duty



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About Delaware County

Delaware County, presently consisting of over 184 square miles divided into forty-nine municipalities is the oldest settled section of Pennsylvania.


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