County Court of Common Pleas


Please allow extra time for your scheduled proceedings.  EXPECT DELAYS.

Chester County is currently in the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's "Green Phase" as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic. As per the amendment to Administrative Order 9-2020, all court functions of the Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Courts were restored effective June 2, 2020.  The only exception to this order is the continued suspension of jury trials.  No jury trials shall begin sooner than August 3, 2020.  All COVID-19 related safety precautions and protocols shall remain in effect while in the green phase.  This includes social distancing, the wearing of masks while in the Justice Center and the Magisterial District Courts, staggered court proceedings and use of advanced communication technology when appropriate.

We appreciate your patience and understanding during this time.  Please continue to follow all CDC and PA Department of Health guidelines to help control the spread of COVID-19 during the green phase.  

Policy Regarding Custody Exchanges and COVID-19 Regulations
Policy Regarding Custody Exchanges and COVID-19 Regulations

Chester County Court of Common Pleas

The Court of Common Pleas of Chester County is a general jurisdiction trial court located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The Honorable John L. Hall is the President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County.There are 1full time Judges and 1 Senior Judge. The Judges hear a wide spectrum of cases, including adult and juvenile criminal prosecutions, lawsuits involving money or property, divorce, custody disputes, child support issues, adoptions, and estates.

In addition to court staff and Court Administration, the court supervises the following offices:
The Court oversees and provides administrative services to the 17 Magisterial District Court offices in Chester County.