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Harrisburg Courthouses

Last updated: October 17, 2013

Over half a million residents call the capital of Pennsylvania their home. Although Harrisburg is best known for its heavy manufacturing and steel industry, you just can’t beat the chocolate. But many residents’ favorite part of Harrisburg is the renovated downtown nightlife, especially the vibrant jazz scene. Far removed from this scene, but similarly bustling, are Harrisburg’s courts.

The Pennsylvania court system is divided into layers that handle specific aspects of the law. If you have any doubts as to which court to visit, the Dauphin County Courthouse is probably your best bet. The biggest distinction is between the big-time Court of Common Pleas and the small-time Magisterial District Judges, though there are also specialized appellate courts. Knowing which court is appropriate for your particular issue is critical to your success, so here is a useful guide to some of the key courthouses in Harrisburg.