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Court of Common Pleas Local Rules

Court of Common Pleas Local Rules

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, Judicial Administration, Orphans' Court and rules related to Magisterial District Judges will be made available on this page.


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

Active Administrative Orders Index

The following page contains the active Administrative Orders issued by the Common Pleas Judges of Adams County. Administrative Orders address long term administrative operations within a judicial district. 

Contact Us

Adams County
Court Administration

Adams County Courthouse
117 Baltimore Street, 4th Floor
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-334-8817 (Fax) 

Court Administration Staff

Donald Fennimore
District Court Administrator

Donna Cassatt
Deputy District Court Administrator

Laura Rowland
Deputy District Court Administrator

Roy A. Keefer
Chief Tipstaff

Corrie Ondrizek 
Chief Court Reporter

Court Services

Court of Common Pleas Calendar

All Criminal Court convenes at 8:30 A.M. unless otherwise noted by Court Order.