For updates on court operations during the Coronavirus pandemic, and for a complete list of Orders, please visit: https://www.courts.phila.gov/covid-19

Coronavirus Information - First Judicial District of Pennsylvania (Philadelphia Courts)

Per President Judge Order No. 47 of 2020 – Common Pleas and Municipal Court Criminal Division – Updated Protocol:

No criminal trials will take place in July 2020 and the Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice shall remain generally closed to the public.

For Jurors:
ALL Jury Trials are cancelled through September 8, 2020. Jurors summoned before September 8, 2020 DO NOT need to report for jury duty.

If you are a homeowner facing mortgage or tax foreclosure
and need help, please call the SaveYourHomePhilly hotline at (215)-334-4663.

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.:
Impoundment Hearings
Cash Payments
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.

COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATES

Update as of Friday, March 13, 2020

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

For Jurors:

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.

Contact

Business Hours

  • Monday-Friday: 8am to 5pm
  • Saturday: Closed
  • Sunday: Closed