Notice: All courts will be closed on Monday, May 27, 2024 in observance of MEMORIAL DAY, 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.

Private Criminal Cases

What you need to know about submitting a private criminal case

Anyone can submit a criminal case with the court, even if there is not a police report. These are called private criminal complaints. Most private criminal complaints involve disagreements between family members or neighbors. Common examples include assault, bad checks, and theft.

To submit a private criminal case, go to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Private Criminal Complaint Unit.

1425 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102

For more information, please call 215-686-9848.

Call 215-686-7000 for general court information.


Business Hours

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

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