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PA Court Rules

Court Rules guide the practices and procedures of court. 

The Pennsylvania State Court Rules are available on

Use the Browse feature to find the following rules:

For more information, see the Pennsylvania Court Rules - State guide. 


► If you are practicing in the PA Courts of Common Pleas (county level trial courts) or Municipal/Magisterial District Courts (minor courts) make sure to check for any local rules that might also apply. To access local rules, see the Pennsylvania Court Rules - County guide and/or the Philadelphia Court Rules page of this guide .