Beginning September 8th, 2020, the First Judicial District will resume Jury Trials. If you’ve received a summons please visit our jury service page - HERE - for more information. The Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice remains generally closed to the public. Only individuals who have been authorized by the court will be permitted into the facility.
Municipal Court - Traffic Division:
Effective July 6, 2020, the Traffic Division will reopen to the public for the following limited services, between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 3:00 p.m.:
Filing an Appeal
As a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Philadelphia Municipal Court, Traffic Division, will not be conducting trials until further Order of the Court. All future trials will be rescheduled, and written notification of the new date will be mailed to the address of record for the court user.
Please contact the Court’s Call Center at 855-868-1675 to access your account via citation number or payment plan number or to make payments on your account via credit card. Call Center representatives will be available Monday through Friday, from 8:30 a.m. until 3:00 p.m., to personally address any concerns, including consideration for a virtual payment plan hearing conducted in the safety of your own home.
All courts of the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania remain operational. The First Judicial District of Pennsylvania continues to monitor developments on the spread of the coronavirus (COVID-19) and any potential impact on court operations.
Please know that the health and safety of court users and court employees are of paramount importance. For questions, updates, or information about court proceedings and jury service, contact the following departments:
Court of Common Pleas:
Jury Service, 215 683-7167
Orphan' Court Clerk's Office: (215) 686-2230
Criminal Listings for criminal matters, call 215 683-7505
Complex Litigation Center for civil matters, call 215 686-5100
The health and safety of court users and court employees remain an ongoing concern. Please know the following:
1. The FJD Trial Division is following the state and federal guidelines encouraging social distancing. First, fewer jurors will be called starting March 16, 2020. The large jury assembly rooms allow jurors to keep a distance from one another. Exceeding the city’s recommendation, no more than 200 jurors shall occupy the jury assembly rooms in either the Stout Center or City Hall until further notice.
2. The courts have increased the sanitizing efforts at these facilities. Surface areas in the jury room and court rooms will be sanitized once a day or more.