Court Administration

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The Office of Court Administration provides centralized management for the day to day non-judicial functions of the Courts by practicing extensive managerial and administrative skills in order to serve effectively as the managerial arm of the Court. 

Court Administration interacts primarily with the Court of Common Pleas Judges and the Magisterial District Judges. Additionally, Court Administrators coordinate with various areas such as: 

  • Adult Probation 
  • Juvenile Probation
  • Court Reporters
  • Domestic Relations
  • Jury Administration
  • Protection From Abuse
  • Language Access Plan and Interpreters
  • Family and Orphans Courts

All hearings are open to the public, except those designated as closed.

Motions Court Hours

*Contact Court Administration for guidance
Type of Hearing Day and Time Location
Civil Court Tuesday and Thursday; 9:00 a.m. - 9:30 a.m.  Location Varies*
Criminal Court Motions are to be presented to the assigned trial Judge Main Courthouse
Family Court Monday, Wednesday, and Friday 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Location Varies*
Orphans Court Tuesday from 12:30 p.m. - 1:15 p.m. and Thursday from 8:30 a.m. - 9:15 a.m. Penn Place Building

Scheduled Hearings

* Subject to change, please contact (570) 825-1838 to verify time, date, and location.
Type of Hearing Day and Time Location
Motor Vehicle Suspension Appeals January 10, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. to noon 
February 14, 2022
March 14, 2022
April 11, 2022
May 9, 2022
June 13, 2022
July 5, 2022
August 11, 2022
September 12, 2022
October 17, 2022
November 14, 2022
December 12, 2022
Main Courthouse
Capias Hearings Monday at 1:15 p.m.
Wednesday at 11:00 a.m.
Friday at 11:00 a.m.
Main Courthouse
Protection From Abuse Tuesday and Thursday at 9:00 a.m. Main Courthouse
Summary Appeals January 5, 2022 at 9:00 a.m. 
February 14, 2022
March 2, 2022
April 6, 2022
May 3, 2022
June 1, 2022
July 6, 2022
August 9, 2022
September 7, 2022
October 5, 2022
November 1, 2022
December 7, 2022
Main Courthouse

Forms and Related Documents

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