Research guides

Pennsylvania Court Rules - County

Free Online Resources

Pennsylvania Rule of Judicial Administration 103(d)(6)(ii) now requires local courts to "publish a copy of the local rule on the website of the court or county in which the adopting court has jurisdiction". Below are a sampling of the local court rules available online. See UJSP Individual County Courts for links to the Pennsylvania County Courts' websites.


Philadelphia County Local Rules
Includes rules for CP-Trial Division-Civil, CP-Trial Division-Criminal, CP-Orphans' Division, CP-Family Division-Domestic Relations, CP-Family Division-Juvenile Dependency, Municipal Court-Civil, Municipal Court-Criminal, Municipal Court-Traffic, and Judicial Administration.


Bucks County Court Information: Local Rules
Includes Civil Division Rules & Administration Orders, Magisterial District Judge Rules, Criminal Division Rules and Administrative Orders, Orphans' Court Division Rules and Administrative Orders, and Rules of Judicial Administration


Chester County: Local Rules of Court
Includes Civil, District Justice, Family, Criminal, Orphans', and Juvenile Rules. Select forms are also available.


Delaware County Local Rules of Court
Includes Civil Rules, Criminal Rules, Orphans Court Local Rules, Common Pleas Administrative Orders, and District Courts Administrative Orders.


Montgomery County: Local Rules
Includes Local Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure, Judicial Administration, and Orphans' Court.