Notice: All courts will be closed on Friday, April 18, 2014 in observance of GOOD FRIDAY , except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Criminal Justice Center, 1301 Filbert St.

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The Municipal Court Civil Division is the jurisdiction for civil cases where the amount in controversy is $12,000 or less for Small Claims; unlimited dollar amount for Landlord and Tenant Cases and $15,000 in real estate and school tax cases.

Municipal Court- Civil Division

Supervising Judge
Honorable Bradley K. Moss
1319 The Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 683-7253

Deputy Court Administrator, Municipal Court- Civil Division
Patricia R. McDermott
1339 Chestnut Street, Room 1020
(215) 686-2910

Operational Manager
John Joyce
1339 Chestnut Street, Room 1020
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 686-2910

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First Filing Unit
Civil Listings Unit
Dispute Resolution Program
Courtroom Technicians
Court Recorders
Civil Trial Commissioners
Municipal Court Tipstaves-Civil
Judgment and Petition Unit
Big Sister, Project Self Program


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