Notice: All courts will be closed on Thursday and Friday, November 26-27, 2015 in observance of Thanksgiving Day, except Municipal Court's Arraignment Court and the filing of Emergency Protection from Abuse Petitions at the Justice Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice, 1301 Filbert St.

CP E-FILING MAINTENANCE: The Court will be performing maintenance on the Common Pleas Court-Civil section of the E-Filing System from Wednesday, November 25th, 2015 at 7 p.m. through Sunday, November 29th, 2015 at 11:30 p.m. During this time users may continue to submit filings, however the ability to view or purchase previously filed documents will be disabled. Thank you for your patience.

Civil Division

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For general Court information, contact (215) 686-7000.

The Municipal Court Civil Division is the jurisdiction for civil cases where the amount in controversy is $12,000 or less for Small Claims; unlimited dollar amount for Landlord and Tenant Cases and $15,000 in real estate and school tax cases.

Municipal Court- Civil Division

Supervising Judge
Honorable Bradley K. Moss
1319 The Juanita Kidd Stout Center for Criminal Justice
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 683-7253

Deputy Court Administrator, Municipal Court- Civil Division
Patricia R. McDermott
1339 Chestnut Street, Room 1020
(215) 686-2910

Operational Manager
John Joyce
1339 Chestnut Street, Room 1020
Philadelphia, PA 19107
(215) 686-2910

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