County Court of Common Pleas



As per the amendment to Administrative Order 9-2020, all court functions of the Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Courts are being 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 coronavirus related safety precautions and protocols shall remain in effect.  This includes social distancing, the wearing of masks while in the Justice Center and the courts, staggered court proceedings and use of advanced communication technology when appropriate.

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

  • Everyone entering the Justice Center must wear a mask.
  • In the Justice Center, your temperature will be taken by a sensor thermometer device after moving through the security checkpoint. Please follow the directions of Sheriff Deputies.
  • Social distancing must be practiced at all times.
  • The number of people permitted in the Justice Center elevators is limited to 2. 
  • Public stairways are available for use
  • We strongly encourage limiting attendance at hearings to essential participants.
  • Anyone experiencing Covid-19 symptoms (fever, cough, difficulty breathing, etc.) or with a known recent exposure to COVID-19 will not be permitted to enter the Justice Center or the Courts.

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.