Announcement and Advisories

*** Discovery Motions Filing Protocols Update ***

Effective March 15, 2021, the Trial Division - Civil is adopting new protocols regarding the filing and scheduling of Discovery Motions.

To accommodate these new protocols, the Civil Electronic Filing System will be updated effective March 15, 2021. All filings related to Discovery Motions and the new protocols should be filed in the section labeled "Discovery Court Filings." This section will include filing categories for filing Discovery Motions, answers, certifications, and withdrawals.

Please click HERE for the complete protocols.

Posted: March 3, 2021
*****Fee Increase Notice*****
A surcharge shall be assessed on each fee collected by the sheriff upon acceptance for each service required for any complaint, summons, writ or other legal paper required to be served or posted by the sheriff. Surcharges shall be assessed as follows:
  1. Beginning January 1, 2021, through December 31, 2021, the surcharge shall be $17.
  2. Beginning January 1, 2022, through December 31, 2022, the surcharge shall be $19.
  3. Beginning January 1, 2023, and thereafter, the surcharge shall be $21.
For more information view Senate Bill No. 1193.
Posted: December 23, 2020
Use of the Electronic Filing System constitutes an acknowledgment that the user has read the Electronic Filing Rules Pa.O.C.R. 1.3 and 4.7 and Phila.O.C.R. 4.7.A, Pa.R.C.P. 205.4, Phila.R.C.P. *205.4 and Phila.R.C.P. 204.1 and Phila.R.Crim.P.576 and agrees to comply with same.

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