Magisterial District Judge's Offices

The Magisterial District Courts of the 11th Judicial District are dedicated to the fair, impartial, efficient and economic administration of justice and resolution of disputes. Core values include accessibility, fairness, accountability and responsiveness to the needs of the community.


Luzerne County maintains sixteen district courts strategically located throughout the county. An elected Magisterial District Judge presides over each of the individual district courts. The district courts serve as the initial tier of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System. Our District Courts maintain jurisdiction over: 

  • Civil claims where damages do not exceed $12,000
  • Criminal preliminary arraignments and preliminary hearings
  • Landlord / tenant suits
  • Municipal code violations
  • Summary criminal offenses
  • Traffic offenses


View the Magisterial District Judge's Offices around the County.

Magisterial District Courts Docket Sheets

Please utilize the Unified Judicial System to view Magisterial District Court Docket Sheets.

Online Payments

The PAePay Online Case Payment site allows the public to securely make payments on cases and payment plans in the Magisterial District Courts.  All major debit or credit cards accepted.  Convenience fees apply.

The nCourt payment system allows payments online and by mobile device, all major debit or credit cards accepted, payments may also be made in District Court offices or via phone by calling 1.844.400.8880.  Convenience fees apply.

Forms and Related Documents

Please see the Forms and Related Documents page for commonly requested information.