Local Rules

SEVERAL ORDERS OF COURT IN RESPONSE TO COVID-19 HAVE BEEN RELEASED THAT IMPACT COURT. PLEASE REVIEW THE FOLLOWING:

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-34 (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED APRIL 24, 2020: LARGE UPDATE) (NOTE: MOSTLY VACATED: SEE SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40)

ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER 4 OF 2020 (COURTS' ADOPTION OF ADAMS COUNTY POLICY REGARDING WORKPLACE COVID-19 SAFETY MEASURES)​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-37 (CRIMINAL COURT SCHEDULING, ISSUED MAY 12, 2020: ADDITIONAL ARRAIGNMENT & SENTENCING DAY IN JUNE)​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40 (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED MAY 26, 2020: LARGE UPDATE)

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40A (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED MAY 29, 2020: ADDENDUM TO THE SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40)​​​​​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-43 (CRIMINAL COURT SCHEDULING, ISSUED JUNE 23, 2020)​​​​​​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40B (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED JULY 1, 2020: ADDENDUM TO THE SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40)​​​​​​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40C (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED AUGUST 11, 2020: ADDENDUM TO THE SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40)​​​​​​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-56 (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED SEPTEMBER 30, 2020: UPDATE TO JUDICIAL EMERGENCY)​​​​​​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40 ADDENDUM (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED OCTOBER 22, 2020: REGARDING CONSTABLE SERVICE OF CERTAIN WARRANT TYPES)​​​​​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40D (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED OCTOBER 23, 2020: REGARDING PUBLIC ACCESS TO COURT PROCEEDINGS)

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40E (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED NOVEMBER 25, 2020: UPDATE TO JUDICIAL EMERGENCY)​​​​​​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40F (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED DECEMBER 9, 2020: UPDATE TO JUDICIAL EMERGENCY)​​​​​​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40G (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED JANUARY 8, 2021: REGARDING PROTHONOTARY OFFICE)​​​

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SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40H (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED JANUARY 26, 2021: UPDATE TO JUDICIAL EMERGENCY)​​​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2021-SO-15 (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED FEBRUARY 8, 2021: UPDATE TO JUDICIAL EMERGENCY)​​​

​​​SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40I (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED MARCH 30, 2021: UPDATE TO JUDICIAL EMERGENCY)​​​​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2020-SO-40J (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED MAY 14, 2021: UPDATE TO JUDICIAL EMERGENCY)​​​​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2021-SO-30 (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED MAY 28, 2021: UPDATE TO JUDICIAL EMERGENCY)​​​

APPLICATION TO THE SUPREME COURT IN RE: 51ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT REQUEST FOR EMERGENCY JUDICIAL ORDER; FILED JULY 28, 2021)​​​

SUPREME COURT ORDER 51 MM 2020 IN RE: 51ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT EMERGENCY JUDICIAL ORDER; DATED JULY 30, 2021)

SUPREME COURT ORDER 51 MM 2020 IN RE: 51ST JUDICIAL DISTRICT EMERGENCY JUDICIAL ORDER; DATED AUGUST 23, 2021)​

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2021-SO-56 (JUDICIAL EMERGENCY, ISSUED AUGUST 23, 2021: UPDATE TO JUDICIAL EMERGENCY)

SUPERVISORY ORDER 2021-SO-64 (JUDICIAL FACILITIES, ISSUED SEPTEMBER 30, 2021: UPDATE TO JUDICIAL EMERGENCY)​​​​​​​


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The Pennsylvania Rules of Court provides the guidance for the Court of Common Pleas to establish and implement rules, regulations, policies 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.

​Rules

Adams County Rules of Judicial Administration​
 - Last Update: 1/13/2020

Adams County Rules of Criminal Procedure 
 - Last Update: 8/24/2020

Adams County Rules of Civil Procedure
 
- Last Update: 11/25/2019

Adams County Rules of Orphans Court​
 
- Last Update: 4/18/2017

 

Pending Updates to Local Rules (to be active 30 days after publication in the PA Bulletin unless otherwise noted)  

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Adams County
Court of Common Pleas
 
Adams County Courthouse
117 Baltimore Street, 4th Floor
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9846
717-334-8817 (Fax) 
 
President Judge
The Honorable Michael A. George
 
 
Hours:​
8:00a.m. – 4:30p.m.​
Monday - Friday

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