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The Philadelphia Courts have recently issued several orders regarding the resumption of court proceedings. On May 21, the courts amended the May 15 President Judge Administrative Order No. 33 of 2020 that contains guidance on the rescheduling of cases, filing procedures, time requirements, and more...
On Wednesday, the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas provided a “ Notice to the Bar ” announcing that “all civil trials, currently scheduled through Monday, July 6, 2020, are postponed and will be rescheduled by the court.” This is the latest decision by the Philadelphia Court of Common Pleas in...
After five weeks of being offline, the Philadelphia Court's website is back up! https://www.courts.phila.gov/ While some online services may still be down, others are running as normal. Here are links to some of the website's popular features: Forms - https://www.courts.phila.gov/forms/ Local Court...
The Greater Philadelphia GeoHistory Network offers thousands of old maps, plans and surveys that show the development of the city from 1600 forward. This site is a pilot project of Philadelphia Area Consortium of Special Collections Libraries (PACSCL). Institutions such as the Athenaeum of...
Need to find the current zoning of a property in Philadelphia? Take a look at Atlas , a search tool available from the city's Zoning, Planning and Development website . When available, Atlas provides zoning information for specific city addresses, including base district zoning maps, associated...
Use Philadelphia City Council’s Legislative Information Center to locate bills and resolutions from 2000 - current. To begin your search, select the Legislation tab: Use the search bar to search by any combination of keyword (including bill number), date , or type (i.e. bill, resolution, etc.) to...
The Philadelphia Courts have made access to forms easier and faster. The Forms Center is now organized by Division (Trial, Family, Orphans', Municipal, etc.) and then by subject matter. For example, pick Family Division, Domestic Relations and then Custody to see all 16 custody forms available from...
Pennsylvania county court rules, including rules for Philadelphia Common Pleas and Municipal Courts, are now available online. Late last summer, Pennsylvania Rule of Judicial Administration 103 was amended to include provisions that require, with regards to local court rules, the "adopting court or...
Check out our Philadelphia - Quick Links guide. With our new website we have launched several new research guides , including this one on Philadelphia resources. Philadelphia - Quick Links offers one place to find several valuable sites for Philadelphia research, including the Code and Charter ,...
Trying to find a particular International Building Code? Jenkins Law Library owns all the current editions (2015) of the International Building Code, Fire Code and Plumbing Code, etc., as well as previous editions back to at least 2000 for most titles. Search the catalog to find specific titles...