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.


Rule Last Update
Adams County Rules of Judicial Administration​ 10/5/2014​
Adams County Rules of Criminal Procedure 5/18/2015
Adams County Rules of Civil Procedure 1/13/2015​
Adams County Rules of Orphans Court ​12/9/2008



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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
The Honorable
Thomas R. Campbell
The Honorable
Shawn C. Wagner
The Honorable
Christina M. Simpson
Senior Judge
The Honorable John D. Kuhn
Senior Judge
The Honorable Robert G. Bigham
8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.​
Monday - Friday