UJS Coronavirus Information

The Pennsylvania Judiciary has provided updates below regarding local court operations and proceedings. We continue to monitor developments regarding the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and its impact on court operations.

By order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania, the general statewide judicial emergency declared and maintained in previous Court Orders of March 16, March 18, March 24, April 1 and April 28 ceased as of June 1, 2020. Any previous Orders in this line shall expire according to their own terms.

We communicate regularly with the Governor’s Office and the state Department of Health for guidance on measures to continue protecting the health and safety of court users and court employees.

Contact your local court for more information or visit their website. Learn more about filing emergency PFAs during this pandemic. You can also learn more about mitigating the spread of the virus at Health.pa.gov.


Supreme Court

Supreme Court COVID-19 related orders and cases

 

Superior Court

Superior Court COVID-19 related orders and cases

 

Commonwealth Court

Commonwealth Court COVID-19 related orders and cases

 

Additional Court Operations Updates

March 13 - News Release - Access to Pennsylvania Judicial Center Limited

March 13 - Interpreter Program - The March 20 Oral Proficiency Examination is postponed.

March 14 - Gov. Wolf Offers COVID-19 Community Preparedness and Procedures Materials

March 16 - To mitigate the spread of COVID-19, the Governor announced the Capitol Complex (including the Pennsylvania Judicial Center) is closed effective today, March 16, 2020 and extending for a period of 14 days.

March 19 - Minor Judiciary Education Board - The Minor Judiciary Education Board is taking steps to protect public safety and general welfare for all citizens of Pennsylvania. For more information see: http://www.pacourts.us/courts/supreme-court/committees/supreme-court-boards/minor-judiciary-education-board

March 22 - Guidance to president judges for attorneys from Court Administrator Geoff Moulton

April 13 - Dept. of Aging: Essential Court Functions and Legal Assistance Are Available (News Release)

July - Jury Trial Working Group Report - Disclaimer: The Jury Trial Working Group report was a joint effort of the Pennsylvania Conference of State Trial Judges and the AOPC. Guidance noted in the report is provided as a recommendation and not a mandate and is intended to suggest best practices for resuming jury trials in Pennsylvania’s judicial districts.  Recommendations noted within the report were developed based upon currently-available public health information and may be revised or supplemented as circumstances change.

Pennsylvania bar exam to be administered remotely in Oct. 2020 (News Release)

York County Magisterial District Court 19-1-02 Temporarily Closed (News Release)

York County Judicial Center Court Employee Tests Positive for COVID-19 (News Release)

 

Information by judicial district

Adams County

2020

March 16 - Adams County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency (with Court Order regarding continuances and limited operations) 51 MM 2020

March 18 - Adams County - Supervisory Order (Access)

March 20 - Adams County - Supervisory Order (Revised)

March 26 - Adams County - Order (Emergency filings)

March 30 - Adams County - Order (Extension of Supervisory Order)

April 3 - Adams County - Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency)

April 9 - Adams County - Amendment to Supervisory Order (SO-31, dated 4/3/20)

April 14 - Adams County - Order (Scheduling and Access)

April 17 - Adams County - Order (Court Access - protective masks)

April 24 - Adams County - Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency)

May 6 - Adams County - Order (Criminal Court Operations)

May 26 - Adams County - Order (Court Access and Operations)

May 29 - Adams County - Order (Amendment to 2020-SO-40 Paragraph 10)

July 13 - Adams County - Judicial Emergency Application (7/14/20 to 8/3/20)

July 14 - Adams County - Order (Time Extended for Sheriff to Serve Original Process)

July 17 - Adams County - Order Granting Application to Declare a Judicial Emergency

August 11 - Adams County - Order (Court Scheduling and Operations)

Oct. 1 - Adams County - Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency Orders)

Oct. 22 - Adams County - Order (Re Constable Warrant Service)

Oct. 23 - Adams County - Order (Re Open Court Proceedings)

Nov. 25 - Adams County - Order (Court Access Through 3/31/21)

Dec. 12 - Adams County - Order (Limited Court Proceedings)

2021

Jan. 8 - Adams County - Order (Court Access for law firm mail receipt)

Jan. 26 - Adams County - Order (Emergency Operations Continued through 2/26/21)

Feb. 8 - Adams County - Order (2021 Court Scheduling)

March 30 - Adams County - Supervisory Order (Public Access and Court Operations Through 5/31/21)

July 28 - Adams County - 51 MM 2020 - Application for Relief (Request for Emergency Judicial Order)

July 30 - Adams County - 51 MM 2020 - Judicial Emergency Order

Allegheny County

2020

March 16 - Allegheny County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 23 WM 2020

March 16 - Allegheny County - Order (Emergency Operations)

March 16 - Allegheny County - Order (Writs of Possession and Sheriff's Sale)

March 18 - Allegheny County - Amended Administrative Order (Emergency Operations)

March 20 - Allegheny County - Order (E-Publication of Legal Journal)

March 22 - Allegheny County - Amended Administrative Order (Emergency Operations)

March 23 - Allegheny County - Order (Access and Court Operations)

March 24 - Allegheny County - Order (Custody Orders during Stay at Home Order time period)

March 26 - Allegheny County - Order (Access and Court Operations)

March 27 - Allegheny County - Order (Temporarily Lifting Family Support Detainers)

April 2 - Allegheny County - Order (Judicial Emergency extended through 5/8/20)

April 8 - Allegheny County - Clarification of Emergency Declaration

May 6 - Allegheny County - Order - Judicial Emergency Declaration (Through 6/1/20)

May 6 - Allegheny County - Order (Judicial Emergency Operations Plan)

May 28 - Allegheny County - Order (Court Operations Through 8/31/20)

June 11 - Allegheny County - Clarification and modification of the amended emergency operations plan of 5/28/20

July 23 - Allegheny County - Order (Court Facility Closures 7/24/20)

July 24 - Allegheny County - Order (Court Operations - Remote Proceedings)

July 25 - Allegheny County - Clarification of 7/24/20 Order

Aug. 7 - Allegheny County - Order (Temporary Prohibition on the Commencement of New LL/T Actions through 8/31/20)

Aug. 21 - Allegheny County - Order (Criminal Court Operations During the Judicial Emergency)

Aug 31 - Allegheny County - Order (Emergency Operations Plan And Court Access)

Aug. 31 - Allegheny County - Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency Through 12/31/20)

Aug. 31 - Allegheny County - Order (Temporary LLT Operations Procedures)

Sept. 4 - Allegheny County - Order (LL/T Matters and CDC Regulations)

Sept. 15 - Allegheny County - Order (Resumption of Jury Trials)

Oct. 2 - Allegheny County - Order (Pro Bono Mediation Program Continued)

Nov. 13 - Allegheny County - Order (Civil Jury Trials

Nov. 20 - Allegheny County - Order (Temporary Amendment to Emergency Operations Plan)

Dec. 3 - Allegheny County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 3/31/21)

2021

Jan. 7 - Allegheny County - Order (Amendment of Emergency Operations Through 1-29-21)

Jan. 26 - Allegheny County - Order (Emergency Operations Modifications Extended through 2/26/21)

Jan. 29 - Allegheny County - Order Temporary (Amendment to Criminal Court Operations and Procedures)

Jan. 29 - Allegheny County - Order (Postponement of Jury Trials 2/8 Through 2/12)

Feb. 4 - Allegheny County - Order (Court Operations; February Jury Trials)

Feb. 19 - Allegheny County - Order (Postponement of Jury Trials Until 4/5/21)

Feb. 24 - Allegheny County - Order (Temporary Procedures Re: Certain Residential Lease Actions)

Feb. 24 - Allegheny County - Order (Emergency Operations Plan from 3/1/21 through 4/2/21)

Feb. 24 - Allegheny County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended through 6/30/21)

March 31 - Allegheny County - Order (Amendment to Emergency Operations Plan; Court Operations)

March 31 - Allegheny County - Order (Temporary Procedures re. Certain LL/T Matters)

April 19 - Allegheny County - Administrative Order (Court Operations Plan Effective 4/27/21)

April 26 - Allegheny County - Order (3/31/21 Emergency Operations Order Extended to 8/31/21)

June 2 - Allegheny County - Order (Continuation of Certain Sheriff Sale Proceedings)

June 25 - Allegheny County - Request for Emergency Judicial Order

June 29 - Allegheny County - Judicial Emergency Order Through 8/31/21 (Pa.R.Crim.P. 600 and ACT)

Aug. 4 - Allegheny County - Request to Temporarially Authorize Court Order to Reduce Evictions

Aug. 6 - Allegheny County - Certified Order

Aug. 26 - Allegheny County - Request for Judicial Emergency

Aug. 30 - Allegheny County - Judicial Emergency (Rule 600 and ACT Through 10-1-21)

Armstrong County

Beaver County

2020

March 17 - Beaver County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 34 WM 2020

March 24 - Beaver County - March 17 Declaration of Judicial Emergency (Incl. March 24 Administrative Orders addressing LL/T, PFA, and Ct. Access)

March 24 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Writ of Possession - Procedure)

March 25 - Beaver County - Order (Sheriff’s Sales Continued)

March 31 to April 6 - Beaver County - Administrative Orders Regarding Court Access and Operations

April 8 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (May Trial Term)

April 21 - Beaver County - Order (Sheriff’s Sale Continued)

April 27 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Preliminary Hearings through 5/8/20)

May 5 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Procedures for ARD/Plea Hearings 5/11/20 to 5/15/20)

May 6 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Court Access Through 6/1/20)

May 6 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Preliminary Hearings 5/11/2020 to 5/15/2020)

May 6 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Preliminary Hearings – Fingerprints)

May 18 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Sheriffs Sales)

May 19 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Courthouse Access beginning 5/22/20)

May 28 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Provisions through 9/11/20)

Nov. 12 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Continuation/Postponement of Cases)

Nov. 25 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Procedure for December Court Proceedings)

Dec. 8 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Criminal Matters on 12/16/20)

Dec. 30 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Eviction Moratorium Extended Through 1/31/21)

Dec. 31 - Beaver County - Order (January 2021 Arraignment and Status Conference Appearances)

2021

Jan. 5 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Jan. and Feb. Probation Violation Hearings to be conducted by Phone)

Jan. 21 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (February 2021 Arraignments and Status Conferences)

Jan. 21 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (March 2021 Term Pre-trial Conferences)

Jan. 21 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Preliminary Hearings at Central Court)

Jan. 21 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (ARD and Plea Hearings)

Feb. 12 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Residential Eviction Moratorium Extended Through 3/31/21)

Feb. 19 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Defendant Appearances at March Status Conferences)

Feb. 22 - Beaver County - Order (Criminal Contempt Hearings set for 3/25/21 are Cancelled)

March 30 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Residential Eviction Moratorium Extended Through 6/30/21)

June 28 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Residential Eviction Order Continue Through 7/31/21)

June 28 - Beaver County - Application for Continued Modification of Statewide Court Rules

June 29 - Beaver County - Judicial Emergency Order Through 8/31/21 (ACT)

June 30 - Beaver County - Administrative Order (Residential Eviction Moratorium Through 7/31/21)

Bedford County

Berks County

2020

March 17 - Berks County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 53 MM 2020

March 17 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Scheduling, Essential Functions, and Operations)

March 17 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Orphan’s Court)

March 17 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Law Library)

March 17 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Family Court)

March 17 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Dependency - CYS)

March 18 - Berks County - Administrative Order (MDJ – Essential Functions)

March 19 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Dependency Court)

March 23 - Berks County - Order (Access Dom. Rel.)

March 25 - Berks County - Order (MDJ)

March 27 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Employee Access)

March 27 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Court Access)

March 27 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Dependency)

March 27 - Berks County - Order (Essential Operations)

March 30 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Temporary Administrative Judge of Civil Div.)

April 3 - Berks County - Supplemental Order (Extension of emergency orders through 4/30/20)

April 8 - Berks County - Order (Housing of Juvenile Defendants)

April 9 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Dependency Court)

April 13 - Berks County - Order (Family Court Proceedings)

April 20 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Civil Court Modifications)

April 30 - Berks County - Supplemental Emergency Order for May 2020

May 1 - Berks County - Order (Family Court Proceedings)

March 23 - Berks County - Administrative Order - Essential Functions (Procedures for PFA Act Hearings)

May 14 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Court Operations for May, 2020)

June 1 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Court Operations; Postponements and Extensions continued to at least 6/30/20)

June 2 - Berks County - Administrative Order (MDJ Essential Services until at least 6/30/20)

June 1 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Civil Division Modification)

June 4 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Family Division Modification)

June 15 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Custody Mediation Program Ended)

July 30 - Berks County - Administrative Order (Family Court Modifications thru 8/14/20)

Aug. 31 - Berks County - Admin. Order (Family Court Modification 8/31/2020)

Sept. 1 - Berks County - Admin Order (Certain Residential Landlord Tenant Actions 9/1/2020)

Aug. 13 - Berks County - 53 MM 2020 - Order Denying App for Relief

Blair County

2020

March 16 - Blair County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 20 WM 2020

March 18 - Blair County - Magisterial District Judge Procedures

March 19 - Blair County - Final Protection From Abuse Hearings

March 19 - Blair County - Custody for Off School Corona Virus

March 20 - Blair County - MDJ Specially Presiding

March 20 - Blair County - Court Filings with Prothonotary and Clerk of Courts

March 20 - Blair County - Juvenile Dependency Orders

March 21 - Blair County - Emergency Protection Orders

March 23 - Blair County - Court Supervision of Staff

March 23 - Blair County - Custody in Event of Shelter in Place

March 25 - Blair County - Emergency Orders Amend Caption and Heading

March 25 - Blair County - Order (Sheriff's Sales continued)

April 2 - Blair County - Administrative Order (Cancellation of May Civil Trial Term)

April 2 - Blair County - Judicial Emergency (Preliminary Hearings)

April 2 - Blair County - Administrative Order (Declaration of Judicial Emergency)

April 3 - Blair County - Administrative Order (PFA Process and Use of Advanced Communication Technology)

April 8 - Blair County - Administrative Order (Clarifying Custody Exchanges)

April 8 - Blair County - Notice of Compliance

April 13 - Blair County - Notice of Compliance (Juvenile Placements)

April 14 - Blair County - Order (Emergency Protection Orders)

April 23 - Blair County - Administrative Order (Extention of Juvenile Dependency Order)

April 24 - Blair County - Administrative Order (Extention until 5/15/20)

May 15 - Blair County - Administrative Order (Preliminary Hearings)

May 29 - Blair County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended until 7/10/20 – Ltd. Court Operations)

June 1 - Blair County - Order (MDJ Criminal and LL/T Operations)

June 11 - Blair County - Order (MDJ Processing of PFA, Sexual Violence and Intimidation, and Abuse of Elderly Petitions until 6/22/20)

July 1 - Blair County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Cont. through 9/7/20; Court Operations)

July 10 - Blair County - Administrative Order (LL/T Matters)

July 20 - Blair County - Order (Suspension of Pa.R.Crim.P. 541(a)(1) re. Waiver of Preliminary Hearing)

Aug. 31 - Blair County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 12/31/20)

Nov. 20 - Blair County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Until 4/30/2021 Court Operations)

Nov. 24 - Blair County - Administrative Order (COVID-19 Restrictions - Magisterial District Judge Courts)

Dec. 11 - Blair County - Administrative Order (Court Access for Mag. Dist. Courts Through 1/4/21)

2021

Jan. 7 - Blair County - Administrative Order (Court Operations and Procedures Through 4/30/21)

April 28 - Blair County - Judicial Emergency Order Affirmed and Modified

June 30 - Blair County - Request for Emergency Judicial Order

July 1 - Blair County - Judicial Emergency Order Through 8/31/21 (ACT)

July 6 - Blair County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 8/31/21)

Bradford County

Bucks County

2020

March 17 - Bucks County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency and Administrative Order - CP (Temporary Restrictions on Operations) 43 MM 2020

March 17 - Bucks County - Order - MDJ (Temporary Restrictions on Operations)

March 19 - Bucks County - Order (Access and Essential Functions)

March 20 - Bucks County - Order (Emergency Protection Orders)

March 20 - Bucks County - Order (Civil Judgments on Praecipe)

March 21 - Bucks County - Temporary Restriction on Entry of Civil Judgments and Writs

March 26 - Bucks County - Order (Sheriff’s Sales)

March 27 - Bucks County - Order (Criminal and Civil Trials/Arbitration)

March 30 - Bucks County - Order (MDJ Access and Schedules)

April 2 - Bucks County - Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency)

April 8 - Bucks County - Emergency Order (Family Division Operations)

April 14 - Bucks County - Order (Civil Practice During Judicial Emergency)

April 27 - Bucks County - Order (Extending Judicial Emergency until 5/31/20 and Essential Operations)

April 28 - Bucks County - Order (Juvenile Dependency Visitation)

April 30 - Bucks County - Order (Suspension of Time Calculations)

April 30 - Bucks County - Order (Tolling in Juvenile Dependency Matters)

May 28 - Bucks County - Order (Judicial Emergency Provisions Through 8/29/20)

May 28 - Bucks County - Petition to Extend Election Deadline

June 12 - Bucks County - Order (Suspension of Grand Jury Proceedings)

May 13 - Bucks County - Order (Expiration of Judicial Emergency; Court Operations Effective 6/1/20)

August 12 - Bucks County - Order (Postponement of 8/14/20 Sheriff Sales)

Sept. 21 - Bucks County - Order (Limited Extension of Judicial Emergency Through 12/31/20)

Sept. 30 - Bucks County - Order (Recommencing Grand Jury Proceedings)

Nov. 5 - Bucks County - Order (Limited Extension of Judicial Emergency; Court Operations)

Dec. 3 - Bucks County - Order (Jury Trials Postponed until 3/1/21)

Dec. 3 - Bucks County - Order (No Jury Trials through March 1, 2021)

Dec. 18 - Bucks County - Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency Through 3/31/21; Court Operations)

2021

March 5 - Bucks County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended through 6/30/21; Court Operations)

July 29 - Bucks County - Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. No. 1952(B)(2)(m) and (s) to Temporarily Authorize the Court Action to Reduce Evictions Program

Aug. 2 - Bucks County - Judicial Emergency Order Through 10/31/21 (Landlord Tenant - eviction reduction)

Aug. 8 - Bucks County - 43 MM 2020 - Order - In re: 7th Judicial District Declaraion of Judicial Emergency

Aug. 9 - Bucks County - Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. No. 1952(B)(2)(m) and (s) for Emergency Order Authorizing the President Judge to Suspend the Operation of Pa. Crim.P.No. 600 and any rule restricting te use of Advanced Technology

Aug. 12 - Bucks County - 43 MM 2020 - Order Granting in Part Denying in Part App for Relief

Butler County

Cambria County

Carbon County

2020

March 17 - Carbon County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 55 MM 2020

March 17 - Carbon County - Administrative Order (Continuances, Stays, Proceedings, and Scheduling)

March 24 - Carbon County - Administrative Order (Deferral of Weekend Sentences)

March 24 - Carbon County - Administrative Order (Essential Functions)

April 2 - Carbon County - Second Amended Administrative Order (Essential Functions)

April 27 - Carbon County - Administrative Order (Deferral of Weekend Sentences)

April 27 - Carbon County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended through 5/31/20 and Essential Operations)

May 29 - Carbon County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended through 7/3/20)

June 1 - Carbon County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 7/3/20)

June 19 - Carbon County - Order (Reassignment of Administrative Order)

June 29 - Carbon County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 7/27/20)

July 24 - Carbon County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 9/22/20; Court Operations and Directives)

Sept. 22 - Carbon County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 12/31/20; Court Operations)

Dec. 4 - Carbon County - Administrative Order (Continuation of Certain Criminal Matters)

Dec. 18 - Carbon County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency; Court Operations)

2021

Jan. 11 - Carbon County - Order (Deferring Weekend Sentences to Feb. 5, 2021)

Jan. 15 - Carbon County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Through 4/4/21; Court Operations)

April 1 - Carbon County - Order (Judicial Emergency and Emergency Court Operations Through 6/7/21)

June 4 - Carbon County - Order (Judicial Emergency Continued Through 6/28/21)

June 29 - Carbon County - Order (Judicial Emergency Order Terminated Effective 6/28/21)

Centre County

Chester County

Clarion County

Clearfield County

Clinton County

Columbia and Montour Counties

Crawford County

2020

March 16 - Crawford County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 27 WM 2020

March 17 - Crawford County - Administrative Order (Access)

March 19 - Crawford County - Revised Administrative Order (Limited Public Access and Essential Filings) 

March 23 - Crawford County - Administrative Order (E-Filing)

March 25 - Crawford County - Administrative Order (Custody)

March 25 - Crawford County - Administrative Order (PFA)

April 2 - Crawford County - Administrative Order No 6 (May Criminal Trial Term)

April 2 - Crawford County - Administrative Order No 7 (Sheriff's Sales)

April 2 - Crawford County - Administrative Order No 8 (Public Access To Judicial Facilities)

April 7 - Crawford County - Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency through 4/30/20)

April 23 - Crawford County - Second Supplemental Declaration (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 5/31/20)

May 1 - Crawford County - Administrative Order No 9 (Partial Return to Normal Operations)

May 1 - Crawford County - Administrative Order No 10 (Magisterial District Courts)

May 29 - Crawford County - Administrative Order 11

May 29 - Crawford County - Youth in Placement Visitation

May 29 - Crawford County - Third Supplemental Declaration of Judicial Emergency

Nov. 10 - Crawford County - Administrative Order (November 2020 Criminal Term Cancelled)

Dec. 9 - Crawford County - Administrative Order (Cancelling Jan and Feb 2021 Terms of Court)

Dec. 16 - Crawford County - Amended Administrative Order - Youth in Placement

2021

Feb. 9 - Crawford County - Administrative Order (Cancellation of March 2021 Criminal Court Term)

June 3 - Crawford County - Administrative Order No. 16 (Judicial Ctr Precautions and Court Proceedings)

June 3 - Crawford County - Administrative Order No. 17 (Vacating Order No. 13, 12/4/20, Re Transporting Items Into the Judicial Ctr)

June 3 - Crawford County Administrative Order No. 18 (Magisterial District Courts)

June 23 - Crawford County - Order (Cessation of Local Judicial Emergency)

June 23 - Crawford County - Order (Vacating Prior Orders)

Cumberland County

2020

March 16 - Cumberland County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 37 MM 2020

March 17 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Dependency Court)

March 17 - Cumberland County - Admin Order (Register of Wills and Orphan's Court)

March 17 - Cumberland County - Amendment to Administrative Order (Transport)

March 17 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Court Closure)

March 17 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Juvenile Dependency)

March 19 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Limited Access)

March 19 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (E-Signature)

March 19 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (E-Signature - Dependency)

March 20 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Sheriff's Sales)

March 23 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Enforcement and Payment of Forfeited Undertakings)

April 7 - Cumberland County - Memo on Limiting New Inmates

April 7 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Sheriff's Sales of Real Estate)

May 1 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order ( Judicial Emergency and Ltd. Reopening of Courts)

May 5 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Sheriff's R/E Sale Continued)

May 13 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Sheriff's R/E Sales Continued to 8/5/20)

May 14 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Expiration of Temporary PFA Orders)

May 20 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Visitation in Dependency Matters)

May 22 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (July Criminal Jury Trials)

May 22 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Court Operations Beginning 5/26/20)

May 27 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Argument Court 6/12)

May 29 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 8/1/20)

June 11 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Court Operations in Green Phase)

June 17 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Arraignment Court Schedule for 6/25/20)

July 1 - Cumberland County - Order (Argument Court Procedures)

July 8 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Electronic Signatures during Judicial Emergency)

July 8 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Modifications to Arraignment Court Schedule for 7/16/20)

July 9 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Call of the Civil Trial List)

July 14 - Cumberland County - Order (8/5/20 Sheriff Sales continued to 9/2/20)

July 27 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 10-1-20)

July 27 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Modifications to Arraignment Court)

August 13 - Cumberland County - Order (Court Access)

Aug. 14 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (8/17/20 Jury Trials moved to 8/31/20)

Aug. 14 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Juror Face Mask Requirement)

Aug. 14 - Cumberland County - Amended Administrative Order (Temperature Screening Requirements)

Sept. 28 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended through 12/31/20; Ltd Reopening of Courts)

Nov. 24 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Dec. 7, 2020 Jury Trials Rescheduled)

Nov. 24 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (COVID-19 Restrictions)

Nov. 24 - Cumberland County - Amended Administrative Order (Dec. 7, 2020 Jury Trials Rescheduled)

Nov. 24 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (December 2020 Sheriff’s Sale)

Dec. 7 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Prisoner Transports and Use of A.C.T. to Conduct Proceedings)

Dec. 11 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Limited Court Access Through Jan. 19, 2021)

2021

Jan. 8 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Continuation of Civil Jury Trials)

Jan. 8 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Extension of Limitation on Public Access)

Jan. 8 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 3/31/21)

Jan. 8 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Continuation of Criminal Jury Trials)

Feb. 17 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Limited Reopening of the Courts)

Feb. 23 - Cumberland County - Order (Use of A.C.T. to Conduct Hearings Before and After 4/1/21)

March 25 - Cumberland County - Extension of Judicial Emergency Through 4/30/21

April 19 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 6/15/21)

June 14 - Cumberland County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 8/2/21; Court Operations)

June 24 - Cumberland County - Masking Order

Dauphin County

Delaware County

2020

March 16 - Delaware County - Application to Declare Emergency

March 17 - Delaware County - Order Declaring Judicial Emergency 30 MM 2020

March 19 - Delaware County - Emergency Order (Early Parole Review)

March 23 - Delaware County - Emergency Order (Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency Matters)

April 7 - Delaware County - Emergency Order (Parole Review)

April 7 - Delaware County - Emergency Order Extension (Civil Section)

April 7 - Delaware County - Emergency Order (Postponing Sheriff’s R/E Sales)

April 7 - Delaware County - Emergency Order (Weekend-Partial Sentences)

April 7 - Delaware County - Order (Postponing Community Service Sentencing)

April 13 - Delaware County - Emergency Order Extension and Amendment (Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency)

April 28 - Delaware County - Emergency Extension Orders including:

  • Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency Declaration Until 6/1/20)
  • Order (Jury Trial / Jury Duty Cancellation)
  • Order (Postponement of 5/15 Sheriff’s R/E Sales)
  • Order (Staying Residential Property Evictions)
  • Order (In Person Formal Arraignments)
  • Order (Postponement of Partial Confinement Sentences)
  • Order (Early Parole Review)
  • Order (Early Re-Parole Review)

May 5 - Delaware County - Order (Juvenile Delinquency and Dependency Matters)

June 1 - Delaware County - Order (Extension of Mag.Dist. Court Limited Operations)

June 1 - Delaware County - Order (Stay of Residential Eviction and Possession Orders through 7/10/20)

June 2 - Delaware County - Petition Requesting Extension of Time to Tabulate Absentee Ballots

June 2 - Delaware County - Order Granting Petition Re. Tabulation of Absentee Ballots

June 22 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Resumption of In-Person Arbitration Panels Effective 7/13/20)

June 22 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Cancellation of In-Person Formal Arraignments Through 7/31/20)

June 22 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Cancellation of Jury Trials Through 7/31/20)

June 30 - Delaware County - Emergency Order Criminal Section as Amended

July 2 - Delaware County - Order (Resumption of Certain in Person Family Court Matters)

July 8 - Delaware County - Order (Criminal Court Operations)

July 8 - Delaware County - Order (Extension Of Judicial Emergency Provisions Through 10 31 20)

July 10 - Delaware County - Order (Stay of Residential Property Ejectment Eviction and Levy)

July 16 - Delaware County - Order (Mag Dist Ct Operations and Protocols Through 10 31 20)

July 17 - Delaware County - Order (Postponement of Community Service Sentences)

July 24 - Delaware County - Order (Mg. Dist. Court Operations)

July 24 - Delaware County - Order (Cancellations and Revised Scheduling Protocols – Criminal)

July 24 - Delaware County - Order (Cancellations and Revised Scheduling Protocols – Family)

August 7 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Mag. Dist. Ct. Operations – Amended)

Aug. 19 - Delaware County - Order (Family Section Cancellations and Revised Scheduling Protocols Extended)

Aug. 31 - Delaware County - Order (Extension and Expansion of Mag. Dist. Ct. Lts. Operations

Aug. 31 - Delaware County - Order (Extension and Expansion of Mag. Dist. Ct. Lts. Operations)

Sept. 9 - Delaware County - Emergency Order Postponing the September 17, 2020, Upset Tax Sale

Sept. 10 - Delaware County - Order (9/18 /20 and 10/16/20 Sheriff's R/E Sales Postponed)

Sept. 11 - Delaware County - Order (LL/T Residential Eviction Procedures for Alleged Non-Payment of Rent / CDC Declaration)

Oct. 7 - Delaware County - Order (Judicial Tax Sale Postponed)

Oct. 20 - Delaware County - Order (Emergency Order re Criminal Section: Cancellations, Operations and Scheduling)

Oct. 20 - Delaware County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Until 1-31-21)

Oct. 20 - Delaware County - Order (Community Service Sentences Through 1-31-21 – Postponed)

Oct. 20 - Delaware County - Order (Sheriff’s R/E Sale of 11-20-20 Continued until 12-18-20)

Oct. 20 - Delaware County - Order (Emergency Order re Civil Section: Cancellations, Operations and Scheduling)

Oct. 20 - Delaware County - Order (Emergency Order re Family Section: Cancellations, Operations and Scheduling)

Oct. 27 - Delaware County - Order (Civil Section Cancellations and Revised Scheduling Protocols)

Oct. 27 - Delaware County - Order (Family Section Cancellations and Revised Scheduling Protocols)

Oct. 30 - Delaware County - Emergency Order Extension and Amendments (Magisterial District Court Operations as Amended)

Nov. 20 - Delaware County - Order (Postponement of Partial Confinement Terms)

Nov. 20 - Delaware County - Order (Extension of Order In Re: Family Section Cancellations and Scheduling Protocols)

Nov. 25 - Delaware County - Emergency Order (Re: Parole Review Resumed)

Nov. 25 - Delaware County - Emergency Order (Early Parole Review Extended)

Dec. 4 - Delaware County - Order (Postponing Sheriff’s 12/18/20 R/E Sale)

Dec. 4 - Delaware County - Order (Postponing 12/17/20 Tax and Judicial Sales)

Dec. 18 - Delaware County - Order (Mag. Dist. Court Operations through 12/31/20)

2021

Jan. 7 - Delaware County - Order (Postponing Jan-Mar Sheriffs’ R/E Sales)

Jan. 22 - Delaware County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 4/30/21)

Jan. 22 - Delaware County - Order (Emergency Postponement of Weekend Partial Confinement)

Jan. 22 - Delaware County - Order (Re-Parole Review and Possible Release)

Jan. 22 - Delaware County - Order (Early Parole Review and Possible Release)

Jan. 22 - Delaware County - Order (Criminal Section Cancellations and Revised Scheduling Protocols)

Jan. 22 - Delaware County - Order (Civil Section Cancellations and Revised Scheduling Protocols)

Jan. 26 - Delaware County - Order (Family Section Cancellations and Scheduling Protocols)

Jan. 27 - Delaware County - Order (Community Service Sentences Postponed Through 4/30/21)

Jan. 28 - Delaware County - Order (Magisterial District Court Operations Through 4/30/21)

Feb. 16 - Delaware County - Order (Postponement of Weekend Partial Confinement Through 4/30/21)

April 21 - Delaware County - Order (Magisterial Dist. Court Ltd. Ops. Through 10/1/21)

April 21 - Delaware County - Order (Family Section Cancelations and Revised Scheduling Protocols Through 10/1/21)

April 21 - Delaware County - Order (Criminal Section Cancelations and Revised Scheduling Protocols Through 10/1/21)

April 21 - Delaware County - Order (Postponement of Weekend Partial Confinement Through 10/1/21)

April 21 - Delaware County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 10/1/21)

April 21 - Delaware County - Order (Re-Parole Review and Possible Release Through 10/1/21)

April 21 - Delaware County - Order (Early Parole Review and Possible Release Extended Through 10/1/21)

July 2 - Delaware County - Emergency Order (Post Pandemic Transitional Operations and Protocols)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Order (Judicial Emergency Vacated as of 8/31/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Order (Vacating Criminal Section Operating and Scheduling Protocols – Effective 8/31/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Order (Civil Section Cancellations and Revised Scheduling Protocols Effective 8/31/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Order (Family Section Cancellations and Revised Scheduling Protocols Effective 8/31/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Civil Section Operational and Scheduling Protocols Effective 9/1/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Family Section Operational and Scheduling Protocols Effective 9/1/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Establishing Criminal Section Operating and Scheduling Protocols – Effective 9/1/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Order (Vacating Mag. Dist. Ct. Emergency Operational Protocols Effective 8/31/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Vacating Postponement of Weekend Partial Confinement Sentences Effective 9/1/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Mag. Dist. Ct. Assignment of Concurrent Jurisdiction and/or Venue in Civil Actions Effective 9/1/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Mag. Dist. Ct. Assignment of Concurrent Jurisdiction and/or Venue in Criminal Actions Effective 9/1/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Mag. Dist. Ct. Assignment of Concurrent Jurisdiction andor PFA Matters Effective 9/1/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Mag. Dist. Ct. Assignment of Concurrent Jurisdiction and/or Venue in Summary and Non-Traffic Matters Effective 9/1/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Establishing Mag. Dist. Ct. Operational and Scheduling Protocols Effective 9/1/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Re-Parole Review and Possible Release Effective Immediately)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Early Parole Review and Possible Release Effective Immediately)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Administrative Order (Early Probation Termination Review and Possible Case Closure Effective Immediately)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Order (Vacating Order Extending Early Parole Review and Possible Release Effective 8/31/21)

Aug. 12 - Delaware County - Order (Vacating Order Re. Re-Parole Review and Possible Release Effective 8/31/21)

Elk and Cameron Counties

2020

March 16 - Elk and Cameron Counties - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 33 WM 2020

March 16 - Elk and Cameron Counties - Administrative Order (Access to Court Facilities)

March 19 - Cameron County - Administrative Order (DR Bench Warrants Cameron)

March 19 - Elk County - Administrative Order (Jury Selection – Elk)

March 19 - Elk County - Administrative Order (DR Bench Warrants Elk)

March 20 - Elk and Cameron Counties - Administrative Order (Court Access and Essential Functions)

March 20 - Elk County - Administrative Order (Court Access - Elk)

April 2 - Elk and Cameron Counties - Administrative Order (Extension of Declaration of Judicial Emergency)

April 3 - Elk and Cameron Counties - Amended Administrative Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency)

April 30 - Elk and Cameron Counties To Allow General Public Limited Access To Court Facilities (Press Release)

April 30 - Elk and Cameron Counties - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended until 6/1/20 - Court Access and Operations)

May 27 - Elk County - Administrative Order (June 2020 Jury Selection)

June 1 - Elk and Cameron Counties - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Until 8/28/20)

June 17 - Elk and Cameron Counties - Administrative Order (DRS Bench Warrants)

Aug 28 - Elk County - Administrative Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency through 12/31/20; Court Access and Operations)

Aug 28 - Cameron County - Administrative Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency through 12/31/20; Court Access and Operations)

Dec. 3 - Cameron County - Administrative Order (Court Access and Protocols Through 2/27/21)

Dec. 3 - Elk County - Administrative Order (Court Access and Protocols Through 2/27/21)

2021

Jan. 15 - Elk and Cameron - Administrative Order (Access to Judicial Facilities)

Feb. 12 - Elk County - Administrative Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency Through 5/28/21: Court Access and Operations)

Feb. 12 - Cameron County - Administrative Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency Through 5/28/21: Court Access and Operations)

Erie County

Fayette County

Forest and Warren Counties

Franklin and Fulton Counties

2020

March 13 - Franklin/Fulton Counties - News Release

March 18 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Declaration of Judicial Emergency (Request for emergency judicial order and Order) 57 MM 2020

March 18 - Franklin County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency and Order regarding Court Operations

March 18 - Fulton County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency and Order regarding Court Operations

March 18 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - News Release

March 19 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order (Access and Court Operations)

March 20 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - News Release

March 20 - Franklin County - Administrative Order (Juvenile)

March 20 - Franklin County - Administrative Order Rescheduling Criminal Matters (1)

March 20 - Franklin County - Administrative Order Rescheduling Criminal Matters (2)

March 20 - Fulton County - Administrative Order Rescheduling Criminal Matters

March 24 - Franklin County - Administrative Order Confirmation of Accounts

March 24 - Fulton County - Administrative Order (Juvenile)

March 27 - Franklin County - Second Supplemental Order – Franklin (Court Operations)

March 30 - Franklin County - Third Supplemental Order – Franklin (Extension of Judicial Emergency)

April 9 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Supplemental Emergency Order (Access and Essential Proceedings)

April 27 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Order (Judicial Emergency Continued Until 5/3/20 – Limited Court Access)

May 1 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency Until 6/1/20 and Court Operations)

May 1 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Revised Information Related to the Court’s Sixth Supplemental Emergency Order (Press Release)

May 27 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Order (Supplemental Emergency Order Operations)

May 27 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Application for Judicial Emergency through 8/31/20

June 19 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Order (Judicial Emergency Continued through 8/31/20; Court Access and Operations)

Sept. 1 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Amended Order (Clarifying the Order of 8/31/20 – Extending Judicial Emergency)

Nov. 18 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Administrative Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency; Court Operations)

Nov. 19 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Emergency Order (COVID-19 Screening at Court Facilities)

Nov. 20 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Emergency Administrative Order Critical Purpose Travel Exemption)

Dec. 7 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Order (Request and Declaration of Judicial Emergency Through 13121; Court Operations)

Dec. 7 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Amended Order (Emergency Judicial Order)

Dec. 21 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Administrative Order (Amendment of 12/7 Order; In-Person Proceedings Suspended Through 1/31/21)

Dec. 28 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Order (Judicial Emergency Continued Through 4/30/21; Trial Terms Continued)

2021

Jan. 25 - Franklin and Fulton Counties - Order (Limited Court Access)

April 21 - Franklin and Fulton - Counties Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Until 7/1/21)

May 14 - Franklin/Fulton - Judicial Emergency Order (Masks/Face Coverings)

Greene County

Huntingdon County

2020

March 13 - Huntingdon County - Administrative Order (Domestic Relations)

March 16 - Huntingdon County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 33 MM 2020

March 16 - Huntingdon County - Administrative Order (e-filing)

March 16 - Huntingdon County - Administrative Order (PFA e-filing)

March 16 - Huntingdon County - Administrative Order (Emergency Operations)

March 19 - Huntingdon County - Administrative Order (Preliminary Hearings)

April 1 - Huntingdon County - Extended Declaration of Judicial Emergency

April 1 - Huntingdon County - Revised Administrative Order (E-Filing of Certain PFA Petitions)

April 6 - Huntingdon County - Administrative Order re Incarcerated Persons

April 14 - Huntingdon County - Administrative Order (Compliance with Supreme Court Order re Juvenile Facilities)

April 20 - Huntingdon County - Extension of Judicial Emergency until 5/31/20

April 22 - Huntingdon County - Administrative Order (Protocols for ACT)

April 22 - Huntingdon County - Administrative Order (Court Operations and Procedures)

April 28 - Huntingdon County - Administrative Order (Magisterial District Court Operations)

May 28 - Huntingdon County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended to 8/31/20)

June 8 - Huntingdon County - Administrative Order (Civil Process)

June 19 - Huntingdon County - Administrative Order (Omnibus Order Regarding Court Operations)

June 23 - Huntingdon County - Amendment to Omnibus Order of 6-19-20 (Regarding Court Operations)

Aug. 31 - Huntingdon County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended to 12/31/20; Court Operations)

Nov. 23 - Huntingdon County - Order (Amendment to Extension of Judicial Emergency Court Operations)

Dec. 30 - Huntingdon County - Administrative Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency to 3/31/21)

2021

April 21 - Huntingdon County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended to 6/30/21, Effective from 3/31/21)

June 25 - Huntingdon County - Petition for Extension and Modificaiton of Declaration of Judicial Emergency

June 29 - Huntingdon County - Order

July 2 - Huntingdon County - Omnibus Administrative Order (Court Operations; Limited Judicial Emergency)

Indiana County

Juniata and Perry Counties

Lackawanna County

Lancaster County

2020

March 17 - Lancaster County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 44 MM 2020

March 17 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Juvenile Dependency - Visitation)

March 18 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Closing Court Offices to the Public) 

April 1 - Lancaster County - Amended Judicial Emergency Declaration (Extended)

April 7 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Dependency Hearings)

April 24 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended through 5/31/20)

May 27 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency Through 6/30/20)

May 27 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (LL/T and Mobile Home Possession Matters)

June 16 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (MDJ Payment Plans)

June 19 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency to 8/31/20; Court Operations)

June 26 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Juvenile Dependency Child Visitation)

Aug. 14 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Court Ops. - Judicial Emergency Cont. Through 10/31/20)

Sept. 11 - Lancaster County - Order (Procedures and Requirements – Residential LL/T Matters)

Oct. 19 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Continued through 12/31/20; Court Operations)

Oct. 30 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (LL/T and CDC Order Amended)

Dec. 4 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 2/28/21)

Dec. 11 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Limited Court Access Until 1/11/21)

2021

Jan. 5 - Lancaster County - Order (Procedures Regarding Certain Residential LL/T Evictions)

Jan. 5 - Lancaster County - Order (Limited Public Access from 1/11/21 thru 2/12/21)

Jan. 11 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Juvenile Dependency Proceedings and Visitation in Dependency Cases)

Jan. 21 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Preliminary Hearings for Incarcerated Defendants)

Feb. 2 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 4/30/31; Ltd Public Access)

Feb. 2 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Civil Trial Options)

Feb. 2 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Temporary Procedures Regarding Certain LL/T Matters)

March 1 - Lancaster County - Order (Temporary Procedures re Certain LL/T Matters)

March 26 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Virtual Summary Jury Trials)

April 1 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 6/30/21)

April 6 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Certain Residential Lease Evictions)

May 26 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 8/31/21; Face Coverings)

June 14 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Modification of COVID-19 Mitigation Efforts, Effective 6/28/21)

June 25 - Lancaster County - Amended Application Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A.No. 1952

June 29 - Lancaster County - Order

Aug. 17 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Modified Court Operations)

Aug 23 - Lancaster County - Order - In re: 2nd Judicial District Declaration of Judicial Emergency

Aug. 23 - Lancaster County - Judicial Emergency Declaration Through 10/1/21 (ACT)

Sept. 15 - Lancaster County - Administrative Order (Modified Court Operations Through 10/15/21)

Lawrence County

Lebanon County

Lehigh County

2020

March 17 - Lehigh County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 48 MM 2020

March 17 - Lehigh County - Emergency Order (Court Operations)

March 19 - Lehigh County - Amended Judicial Emergency Order

March 19 - Lehigh County - Order (Temporary Consolidation of MDJ Offices and Functions)

April 3 - Lehigh County - Extension of Judicial emergency through 5/1/20 and Court Operations

April 3 - Lehigh County - President Judge's Response to the Supreme Court Order of 4/3/20

April 14 - Lehigh County - Third Amended Judicial Emergency Order (Stay of Certain Proceedings Through 5/31/20)

April 21 - Lehigh County - Declaration (Judicial Emergency extended through 5/31/20)

April 21 - Lehigh County - Order (Court Access and Schedule for Operations)

June 18 - Lehigh County - Declaration and Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 8/31/20; Ltd Ct. Access)

July 16 - Lehigh County - Order (Judicial Emergency, Court Operations and Modifications)

Aug. 31 - Lehigh County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 11/3/20; Court Procedures Modified)

Sept. 11 - Lehigh County - Order (Evictions for Residential LL/T Matters)

Nov. 19 - Lehigh County - Declaration and Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 2/28/2020)

Dec. 8 - Lehigh County - Order (Sheriff’s Sales Continued Until March 2021)

Dec. 30 - Lehigh County - Administrative Order (Residential Eviction Moratorium)

2021

Feb. 5 - Lehigh County - Administrative Order (Declaration of Judicial Emergency and Court Operations)

Feb. 5 - Lehigh County - Amended Administrative Order (Declaration of Judicial Emergency and Court Operations)

Lehigh County's Supplemental Response to Supreme Court 4/3/20 Order

March 5 - Lehigh County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended to July 2, 2021; Court Operations)

May 19 - Lehigh County - Amended Judicial Emergency Order (Court Access – Face Coverings)

June 28 - Lehigh County - Amended Judicial Emergency Order Re. Masks

June 28 - Lehigh County - Amended Judicial Emergency Order (Re. Masks)

Luzerne County

Lycoming County

McKean County

Mercer County

Mifflin County

Monroe County

2020

March 13 - Monroe County - Memo

March 16 - Monroe County - Order (MDJ Courts: Schedule, Evictions and Arraignments)

March 16 - Monroe County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 38 MM 2020

March 16 - Monroe County - Administrative Order

March 16 - Monroe County - Order (Modifications of Procedures)

March 17 - Monroe County - Emergency Administrative Order

March 18 - Monroe County - Order (Juvenile Dependency Visitation)

March 18 - Monroe County - News Release

March 19 - Monroe County - Extension of Emergency Administrative Order

March 19 - Monroe County - Emergency Administrative Order (MDJ Policies and Protocols)

March 26 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (Sheriff’s Sales)

March 29 - Monroe County - Emergency Administrative Order (Temporary Assignment of Issuing Authority)

March 30 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (Court Access- General Closure Extended to 4/14/20)

April 1 - Monroe County - Emergency Administrative Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency Until 4/30/20)

April 1 - Monroe County - Emergency Administrative Order (Sheriff Sales - Personal Property)

April 2 - Monroe County - Emergency Administrative Order (Cancellation of May Trial Term)

April 3 - Monroe County - Emergency Administrative Order (Temporary Assignment of Issuing Authority)

April 22 - Monroe County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended until/31/20)

May 1 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (Sheriff R/E Sales)

May 8 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (Mag. Dist. Ct. Operations)

May 15 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (Sheriff R/E Sales)

May 15 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (Sheriff Personal Property Sales)

May 21 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (MDJ DUI Case Processing)

May 21 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (MDJ On-Call Duty Assignments)

May 21 - Monroe County - Emergency Administrative Order (Temporary Assignment of Issuing Authority)

May 29 - Monroe County - Administrative Order – Court Operations (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 9/7/20)

June 11 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (MDJ Procedures – Criminal)

June 11 - Monroe County - Administrative Order – Amended (MDJ Procedures – Criminal)

June 12 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (Modification of Court’s Transitional Protocol)

Sept. 2 - Monroe County - Administrate Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 1/4/21; Court Operations)

Sept. 2 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (Sheriff’s Real Estate Sales)

Oct. 2 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (Sheriff R/E Sales Continued)

Nov. 13 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (Continuation of Sheriff’s R/E Sales)

Dec. 3 - Monroe County - Administrative Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency Declaration Through 6/30/21; Operating Protocalls)

2021

Feb. 23 - Monroe County - Order (Jury Trials to Resume in April 2021)

June 24 - Monroe County - Petition for Emergency Judicial Order Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. No. 1952(B)(2)

June 29 - Monroe County - Judicial Emergency Order Through 8/31/21 (ACT)

Aug. 31 - Monroe County - Petition for Emergency Judicial Order Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. No. 1952(B)(2)

Sept. 3 - Monroe County - Order Granted in Part

Montgomery County

2020

March 11 - Montgomery County - Memo

March 12 - Montgomery County - Memo (updated)

March 12 - Montgomery County - Request for Emergency Judicial Order

March 12 - Montgomery County - Order (Trials and Trial Lists)

March 12 - Montgomery County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency

March 12 - Montgomery County - Emergency Judicial Order (Orphans Court)

March 13 - Montgomery County - Memo (updated)

March 13 - Montgomery County - Order (Evictions)

March 14 - Montgomery County - Due to the current public health emergency in Montgomery County, President Judge DelRicci has declared a judicial emergency in the Montgomery County Courts. All Courts currently remain open, subject to certain general restrictions. Jury duty and all jury trials have been cancelled thru and including March 27, 2020. Criminal Pre-Trial Conference lists and Call of the Trial lists have been cancelled thru and including March 27, 2020. All other court matters scheduled thru and including March 27, 2020 remain as scheduled, unless specific notice is otherwise provided in individual cases. Additional information is available on the Court's website. Thank you.

March 16 - Montgomery County - Order (Judicial Emergency)

March 16 - Montgomery County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 29 MM 2020

March 17 - Montgomery County - Order (Judicial Emergency)

March 18 - Montgomery County - Order (Local Rules)

March 18 - Montgomery County - Order (Prelim. Hearings 3-18 to 3-20)

March 19 - Montgomery County - Amended Order (Access for Emergency Matters)

March 19 - Montgomery County - Order (CYS Parental Visitation)

March 20 - Montgomery County - Order (Posting Bail)

March 24 - Montgomery County - Order (Posting Bail)

March 31 - Montgomery County - Extension of Judicial Emergency

April 9 - Montgomery County - Judicial Emergency Order (Writs)

April 14 - Montgomery County - Extension of Judicial Emergency Declaration to May 31, 2020

May 5 - Montgomery Country - Order (Court Operations - Effective 6/1/20)

May 28 - Montgomery County - Order (Declaration of Judicial Emergency Continued Until Further Notice)

June 3 - Montgomery County - Order (Postponements in Crim cases due to judicial emergency since 3/12 are court postponements under Rule 600)

July 6 - Montgomery County - Phase II Reopening Statement

July 7 - Montgomery County - Order (Suspension of Local Rule 571*(e) – Arraignment)

Nov. 24 - Montgomery County - Order (Temporary Civil Case Exemptions from Local Rule 200)

2021

Aug. 30 - Montgomery County - Judicial Emergency Order

Sept. 2 - Montgomery County - Order Grant in Part

Sept. 2 - Montgomery County - Order Authorizing Temporary Suspension of Pa.R.C.P.M.D.J. Nos. 209 and 515- 519 (regarding eviction proceedings)

Northampton County

2020

March 11 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Access and Court Operations)

March 16 - Northampton County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 35 MM 2020

March 17 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Schedule and Essential Functions)

March 19 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Court Access for Essential Functions)

March 30 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Court Access and Essential Functions)

April 17 - Northampton County - Judicial Emergency May 1 - May 31, 2020

April 17 - Northampton County - Court Calendar

April 17 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Access and Court Functions through 5-31-20)

April 21 - Northampton County - Northampton County Juvenile Justice Center COVID-19 Update (News Release)

May 4 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Magisterial District Courts / Orders of Possession)

May 27 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency Through 9/30/20)

June 8 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Court Operations During Judicial Emergency)

July 9 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Suspension of Rule 600(c) through 8/3/20)

July 24 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 9/30/20; Rule 600(c) Suspended)

Aug. 28 - Northampton County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended from 10/1/20 through 12/31/20)

Aug. 28 - Northampton County - Order (Court Operations During Judicial Emergency)

Oct. 1 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency; Time Calculations under R.Crim.P. 600)

Nov. 6 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (R.Crim.P. 600 suspended from 11/7/20 through 12/31/20)

2021

Feb. 15 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 6/30/21)

April 27 - Northampton County - Order (Judicial Emergency Declared from 7/1/21 Through 12/21/21)

May 18 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Court Operations and Procedures)

July 1 - Northampton County - Order (Emergency Procedure Modifications)

Aug. 5 - Northampton County - Administrative Order (Face Masks)

Northumberland County

Philadelphia County

2020

March 15 - Philadelphia County - COVID - 19 response

March 16 - Philadelphia Bar Association Statement on Court Actions Due to COVID-19 - Chancellor Hon. A. Michael Snyder (ret.) of the Philadelphia Bar Association, the nation's oldest metropolitan Bar Association, issued the following statement in response to court actions due to COVID-19:"As the spread of COVID-19 continues, and in recognition of the efforts to contain the spread of the virus, we have been advised that the First Judicial District continues to take actions to protect the health of the public. Orders have been released by the Court staying Writs of Possession, Sheriff's Sales, and Evictions from real property. In-Court Supervised Visitation has also been restricted. We have been informed that we will receive speedy notice of further actions being taken."The safety of the public must be paramount in all of our actions."We support the efforts of the Court in these trying times and continue to be ready to assist the Court in its efforts to communicate its decisions to the members of the Bar and to the public."

March 16 - Philadelphia County - Request For Emergency Judicial Order

March 16 - Philadelphia County - Evictions Update

March 17 - Philadelphia County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 17 EM 2020

March 17 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (Court Operations)

March 17 - Philadelphia County - Administrative orders including:

  • Order (Postponement of Sheriff Sales)
  • Order (Weekend Sentences)
  • Order (Emergency Motions to Lift Detainers)
  • Order (Postponement of Sheriff Sales)
  • Order (Essential Court Functions)
  • Order (Relief Under the PFA Act)
  • Amended Order (Relief Under the PFA Act)
  • Order (Emergency Custody Petitions)
  • Order (Civil E-Filings)

March 24 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (Sheriff’s Tax Sales postponed)

March 25 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (Audit Lists postponed)

March 27 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (Municipal Court Judges sitting as Arraignment Court Magistrates)

March 27 - Philadelphia County - Order (Expedited Criminal Motions – e filing)

April 1 - Philadelphia County - Order (Continuation of Judicial Emergency until 5/1/20)

April 2 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (May 5th Sheriff’s Mortgage Sales)

April 2 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (May and June Tax Sales)

April 2 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (Dependency – Juvenile)

April 7 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (In re Audit Lists Sch for 5-4-20)

April 8 - Philadelphia County - Civil Litigation During the Covid-19 Crisis 

April 9 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (Orphans’ Court Protocol)

April 22 - Philadelphia County - Order (Continuation of Judicial Emergency Through 5/31/20)

April 30 - Philadelphia County - Protocol for Case Management Conferences

April 30 - Philadelphia County - Notice (Protocol for Postponed Settlement Conferences)

May 1 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order - Municipal Court (Substitute Arraignment Court Magistrates)

May 5 - Philadelphia County - Trial Division - Civil - (Protocol for Discovery Motions During Judicial Emergency)

May 6 - Philadelphia County - Notice (Protocol for Non-Discovery Motions filed in Commerce Program Cases)

May 11 - Philadelphia County - Notice: Protocol for Compulsory Arbitration Program

May 13 - Philadelphia County - Notice (Postponement of Civil Trials Through 7/6/20)

May 21 - Philadelphia County - Notice - Orphans’ Court (Protocol for Assignment of Petitions)

May 21 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (Court Operations)

May 21 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (Criminal Proceeding and Protocols)

June 2 - Philadelphia County - Notice (Protocol for Contested Civil Discovery Motions)

June 4 - Philadelphia County - Order (Tax Sheriff’s Sale Continued Until 9/22/20)

June 9 - Philadelphia County - Order (Preliminary Arraignments – Public Access)

June 11 - Philadelphia County - Notice: Protocol for Compulsory Arbitration Program during COVID-19 Judicial Emergency

June 18 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (Postponement of Sheriff’s Mortgage Foreclosure Sales)

June 18 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (Postponement of Tax Sales)

June 22 - Philadelphia County - Order (Commerce Court Temporary Financial Monitor Program)

July 1 - Philadelphia County - Order (Updated Protocol – Delinquent Juvenile Proceedings)

July 16 - Philadelphia County - Notice - Civil Matters (Policies and Protocols for A.C.T. [remote access] for Court Proceedings)

July 20 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (Continuation of Stay for Specific Actions Related to the Dispossession of Property)

Sept. 17 - Philadelphia County - Order (FJD Pandemic Livestream Policy for Public Access - Stayed)

Jan. 30 - Philadelphia Municipal Court - Residential Eviction Moratorium Extended

May 26 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Order (In re: Further Procedures Regarding Moratorium on Philadelphia Sheriff’s Mortgage Foreclosure and Tax Sales)

Philadelphia County - Petition to Extend Judicial Emergency

June 25 - Philadelphia County - Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. 1952(B)(2)(m) to Temporarially Suspend or Modify Statewide Court Rules Regarding Prompt Trials and Utilization of Advanced Communication Technology

June 30 - Philadelphia County - Philadelphia Municipal Court's Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. 1952(B)(2)(s) to Temporarily Authorize Continuation of the Philadelphia Municipal Court Landlord-Tenant Diversion Program

July 2 - Philadelphia County - 21 EM 20 - Order Granting Request pursuant to Pa.R.J.A.1952(B)(2)(m)

July 2 - Philadelphia County - 21 EM 20 - Order Granting Request to Temporarily Authoriize Cont. of PMC Landlord-Tenant Diver

July 2 - Philadelphia County - Administrative Docket Order (Expansion of Court Operations)

Aug. 16 - Philadelphia County - Extension of Landlord-Tenant Diversion Program through 10/31/21)

Aug. 17 - Philadelphia County - Notice to the Bar re Resumption of Proceedings for Bail Cases Effective 9/7/21

Aug. 17 - Philadelphia County - Notice to the Bar re Felony Waiver Program Policies and Procedures

Aug. 17 - Philadelphia County - Civil Trial Division Protocols and Guidelines for In-Person Jury Trials

Aug. 17 - Philadelphia County - Felony Waiver Program Policies and Procedures, Effective 9/7/21

Aug. 20 - Philadelphia County - Amended Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. 1952(B)(2)(m) to Temporarily Suspend or Modify Statewide Court Rules Regarding Prompt Trials and Utilization of Advanced Communication Technology

Aug. 23 - Philadelphia County - Judicial Emergency Order (Rule 600 and ACT) Effective Through 10/1/21

Aug. 24 - Philadelphia County - PMC's Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. 1952(B)(m) and (s)

Aug. 27 - Philadelphia County - Order Granting in Part Municipal Court's Request Pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. 1952(B)(2)(m) and (s)

Pike County

Potter County

Schuylkill County

2020

March 17 - Schuylkill County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency (includes Administrative Order) 46 MM 2020

March 30 - Schuylkill County - Press Release re Administrative Order (Appointment to fill County Commissioner Vacancy)

March 30 - Schuylkill County - Administrative Order (Appointment to fill County Commissioner Vacancy)

April 3 - Schuylkill County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended through 4/30/20)

April 17 - Schuylkill County - Supplemental Emergency Administrative Order (Facemasks)

April 24 - Schuylkill County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency (Extension until 5/8/20 - access and filing)

April 24 - Schuylkill County - Order (Essential Functions)

April 27 - Schuylkill County - Administrative Order (CYS Remote Visitation)

June 11 - Schuylkill County - Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency to 6/29/20 with Modifications)

Supplemental Emergency Administrative Orders:

  • Oct. 14 - Schuylkill County - Supplemental Emergency Administrative Order (Court Operations)
  • Oct. 4 - Schuylkill County - Supplemental Emergency Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended to 1/4/2021)
  • July 29 - Schuylkill County - Supplemental Emergency Administrative Order (Court Continuances; Sheriff’s Sale Postponed)
  • July 20 - Schuylkill County - Supplemental Emergency Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended to 9/8/2020)
  • June 25 - Schuylkill County - Supplemental Emergency Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended to 8/3/2020)

Oct. 5 - Schuylkill County - Order extending Judicial Emergency through Jan. 4, 2021

Dec. 30 - Schuylkill County - Emergency Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended to 3/8/21; Court Operations and Procedures)

2021

Feb. 23 - Schuylkill County - Order (Judicial Emergency Continued Until 5/3/21)

April 23 - Schuylkill County - Supp. Emergency Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 6/7/21)

June 3 - Schuylkill County - Order (Face Coverings and Public Access)

May 27 - Schuylkill County - Administrative Order extending judicial emergency through July 5, 2021

June 25 - Schuylkill County - Petition to Extend Judicial Emergency Through 8/31/21

June 29 - Schuylkill County - Order

July 2 - Schuylkill County - Order (Cessation of Emergency Operations)

Aug. 16 - Schuylkill County - 46 MM 2020 - Order

Aug. 16 - Schuylkill County - Supplemental Administrative Order (Face Coverings)

Snyder and Union Counties

Somerset County

Sullivan and Wyoming Counties

Susquehanna County

Tioga County

Venango County

Washington County

2020

March 13 - Washington County - Memo (Exposure Control)

March 16 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Access)

March 16 - Washington County - Declaration of Judicial Emergency 24 WM 2020

March 17 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Essential Functions and Court Operations)

March 18 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Eviction and Possession)

March 20 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Court Access and Essential Functions)

March 31 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Cancellation of Trial Terms for April and May)

April 2 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Declaration of Judicial Emergency Extended until 5/1/20)

April 14 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Custody)

April 20 - Washington County - Memo on Safety Measures

April 23 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency)

May 5 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Emergency Court Operations – Civil)

May 29 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Court Operations)

May 29 - Washington County - Order (Extension of Judicial Emergency Through 7/3/20)

July 1 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Declaration of Judicial Emergency through 9/8/20)

July 1 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Court Operations during Judicial Emergency)

Sept. 4 - Washington County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 12/31/20)

Sept. 15 - Washington County - Admin Order Judicial Emergency Extension

Sept. 15 - Washington County - Admin Order Residential Landlord Tenant Actions

Nov. 24 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Judicial Emergency Declaration; Emergency Operations)

Dec. 8 - Washington County - Order (Temporary Closure of Register of Wills’ and Prothonotary’s Offices)

Dec. 23 - Washington County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 3/31/21)

2021

March 10 - Washington County - Administrative Order (Court Access and Operations)

March 10 - Washington County - Order (Judicial Emergency Extended Through 7/2/21)

Wayne County

Westmoreland County

York County