Filing a Private Criminal Complaint (PCC)
To file for a private criminal complaint, report to the Philadelphia District Attorney’s Office. You must bring with you, the police report, district control number and the accused’s full name and address (home or work). Most private criminal complaints involve disagreements between family members or neighbors. Common examples include harassment, criminal mischief, and terroristic threats.
Approved Private Criminal Complaint Cases are heard in the Stout Center for Criminal Justice where a Trial Commissioner will give you your options for resolution. Cases that are not resolved will be scheduled for mandatory mediation.
Philadelphia District Attorney’s Private Criminal Complaint Unit
4th Floor, 1425 Arch Street, Philadelphia, PA 19102
For more information, please call 215-686-9864.