Are You a Legal Professional?

State Laws

Philadelphia Courthouses

Last updated: September 24, 2013

It may be the City of Brotherly Love but many of Philadelphia’s residents are no strangers to legal disputes and problems. If you are one of them, here is a helpful guide to some of the City’s courthouses, starting with the state and local courts. This guide will have you feeling like a courthouse champion. You can breeze through City Center while you hum Gonna Fly Now (just don’t hit anybody!).

Most of Philadelphia’s courthouses are state and local courts which combine to make up the First Judicial District of Pennsylvania. All of Philadelphia’s First Judicial District courts are either Courts of Common Pleas or Municipal Courts. The courthouses themselves are assigned by subject matter, which may be the best way to figure out the right building to go to.