Please Note the Following Updates to FJD Operations:

Unless counsel are notified specifically to the contrary, all in person criminal, civil, orphans' court, municipal court and traffic court trials, hearings, and conferences scheduled through July 6, 2020 are administratively cancelled and shall be rescheduled. However, services and court proceedings shall be expanded as set forth in President Judge Order No. 33

ALL Jury Trials are cancelled through September 8, 2020. Jurors summoned before September 8, 2020 DO NOT need to report for jury duty.

While Family Court services and court proceedings shall be expanded as set forth in President Judge Order No. 34, the Philadelphia Family Court BUILDING shall REMAIN GENERALLY CLOSED to the public.

If you are a homeowner facing mortgage or tax foreclosure and need help, please call the SaveYourHomePhilly hotline at (215)-334-4663.

For More Information on court operations please visit: https://www.courts.phila.gov/covid-19

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

COVID-19 RESPONSE

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