Research guides

Interrogatories

Pennsylvania

The following resources focus on interrogatories in Pennsylvania courts.

For interrogatories in federal courts, see the Federal page of this guide. For resources that offer a broader, non-jurisdictional, focus, see the General page of this guide.

Court Rules

Court rules often outline the procedures surrounding interrogatories. The following rules focus on interrogatories in Pennsylvania civil procedure. Please note that additional rules may also apply.

Pa.R.C.P. 4005: Written Interrogatories to a Party
Pa.R.C.P. 4006: Answers to Written Interrogatories by a Party

It may also be beneficial to look at the local county court rules. For how to access county court rules, see the Pennsylvania Court Rules - County guide.

Research Tip

For additional places to find Pennsylvania Court Rules, including in print and on the library's Lexis, Westlaw, and Bloomberg Law computers, see the Pennsylvania Court Rules - State guide.

Forms

The following resources include sample forms related to Pennsylvania interrogatories. The resources in the Member Databases and Onsite Print & Electronic sections of this page may also include forms.

Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania Forms LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers.
See Chapter 146, ¶146.09: Deposition Upon Written Interrogatories (Pa.R.C.P. 4004) and ¶146.10: Discovery by Written Interrogatory to a Party (Pa.R.C.P. 4005). Additional information may be in other areas. See Interrogatories in the index to find additional references.

PA Legal Forms
Includes select forms related to interrogatories, including "Discovery Interrogatories for Divorce Proceeding for either Plaintiff or Defendant", "Discovery Interrogatories from Defendant to Plaintiff with Production Requests", and "Discovery Interrogatories from Plaintiff to Defendant with Production Requests".

West's Pennsylvania Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See "Civil Procedure", Chapter 40: Interrogatories.

Member Databases

The following member database includes information related to interrogatories in Pennsylvania courts. Members must be logged in to jenkinslaw.org to access this database. This database is also available in the library.

PA Legal Forms
Includes select forms related to interrogatories, including "Discovery Interrogatories for Divorce Proceeding for either Plaintiff or Defendant", "Discovery Interrogatories from Defendant to Plaintiff with Production Requests", and "Discovery Interrogatories from Plaintiff to Defendant with Production Requests".

Onsite Print & Electronic

The following print resources include information related to interrogatories in Pennsylvania courts. Some resources published by LexisNexis and West/Thomson Reuters may be available on the library's Lexis and Westlaw computers. See below for more information.

Dunlap-Hanna Pennsylvania Forms LexisNexis
Also on the library's Lexis computers.
See Chapter 146, ¶146.09: Deposition Upon Written Interrogatories (Pa.R.C.P. 4004) and ¶146.10: Discovery by Written Interrogatory to a Party (Pa.R.C.P. 4005). Additional information may be in other areas. See Interrogatories in the index to find additional references.

Goodrich-Amram 2d: Procedural Rules Service, with Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Depositions and Discovery, Rules 4005-4006. Library also has previous edition: see all.

Pennsylvania Discovery Lawsource Bisel
See Chapter 1: Interrogatories.

Pennsylvania Discovery Practice West/Thomson Reuters
Also available on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 3: Interrogatories.

Standard Pennsylvania Practice 2d West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See Chapter 35: Written Interrogatories, Generally. Library also has previous edition: see all.

West's Pennsylvania Forms West/Thomson Reuters
Also on the library's Westlaw computers.
See "Civil Procedure", Chapter 40: Interrogatories.

Research Tip

Subject specific PBI and NBI publications also include chapters on interrogatories. Search the Jenkins' catalog for interrogator* and limit to the Pennsylvania Collection for additional resources.