Local Rules

The Pennsylvania Rules of Court provides the guidance for the Court of Common Pleas to establish and implement rules, regulations, polices and other activities, provided these rules are not inconsistent with the rules of the Pennsylvania Supreme Court or any Act of Assembly. These rules are referred to as "Local Rules". Current versions of the Adams County Local Rules of Civil Procedure, Criminal Procedure and Judicial Administration will be made available on this page.


Adams County Rules of Judicial Administration​
 - Last Update: 7/25/2016

Adams County Rules of Criminal Procedure 
 - Last Update: 4/12/2016

Adams County Rules of Civil Procedure
- Last Update: 1/13/2015

Adams County Rules of Orphans Court​
- Last Update: 12/9/2008


Pending Changes to Local Rules

(Note: These changes will become effective 30 days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin. Copies of Administrative Orders reflecting changes to the Local Rules are provided here as reference only. Signed copies of these Administrative Orders are on file at the Adams County Office of the Prothonotary for public inspection.)

Adams County Rules of Criminal Procedure: Rule 202

Adams County
Court of Common Pleas
Adams County Courthouse
117 Baltimore Street, 4th Floor
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-8817 (Fax) 
President Judge
The Honorable Michael A. George
8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.​
Monday - Friday

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