Notice: All courts will be closed on Friday, June 18, 2021 in observance of JUNETEENTH, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court, Bail Acceptance and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.
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
NOTICE: THE WEARING OF A MASK MANDATE REMAINS IN EFFECT IN ALL FJD COURTHOUSES FOR EMPLOYEES AND VISITORS

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

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 May 3, 2021, the Traffic Division is open to the public between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday. General operations have been further expanded during the Covid-19 pandemic to include the following in-person services:


  • Trials in Courtrooms “A” and “B”
  • Impoundment Hearings
  • Cash Payments & Customer Service
  • Appeals
  • Red-Light Camera Appeals

If you are scheduled for trial in response to your motor vehicle citation, you are expected to appear in person on the assigned date, unless you have requested a continuance.


Trials that were postponed as a result of the pandemic are being rescheduled, and you will receive written notification of the new date of trial. If your mailing address has changed, please contact the court at 855-868-1675.


If you have any questions or would like to be considered for a virtual payment plan hearing, please contact our Call Center at 855-868-1675. Customer service representatives are currently available from 8:30 a.m. until 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

COVID-19 RESPONSE UPDATES

2021


2020

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