Magisterial District Courts
Most people’s first experience with the court system occurs in the Magisterial District Courts, the first level of judicial authority in Pennsylvania. Magisterial District Judges oversee:
There are 16 Magisterial District Courts located in Chester County.
Court of Common Pleas
The Court of Common Pleas of Chester County is a general jurisdiction trial court located in West Chester, Pa. Court of Common Pleas judges hear a broad spectrum of cases, including: