39th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas (Franklin and Fulton Counties)

The Courts of Common Pleas are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Major civil and criminal cases are heard in these courts. Judges also decide cases involving adoption, divorce, child custody, abuse, juvenile delinquency, estates, guardianships, charitable organizations and many other matters. Judges of the Common Pleas courts are elected to 10-year terms. A president judge and a court administrator serve in each judicial district.

Mark Singer

39th Judicial District Court Administrator

image
Mark Singer

39th Judicial District Court Administrator

Phone: 717-261-3848

Debi Brown

Admin Assistant I

Leslie Bryant

Admin Assistant II

Aimee Hutchison

Deputy Court Administrator

Angela Peterson

Admin Assistant I

Angela Stoner

Deputy Court Administrator


Information Regarding COVID-19

11/20/2020 -  You must read this before entering the Franklin Court of Common Pleas, 39th Judicial District. 

11/20/2020 - Covid-19 Screening Protocols Implemented at Court and County Facilities

11/18/2020 - Tenth Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order Revising the Allotment of Persons Admitted to Judicial Facilities and Location of
Proceedings During the Judicial Emergency for the 39th Judicial District Through December 31, 2020; 2020-1129

 
9/15/2020 - 
Courthouse Annex Proceedings and Operations Suspended for 9/15/2020

9/1/2020 - Important information from the CDC in regards to Landlords and Tenants. Please click HERE for futher information. 

8/31/2020-Nineth Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order Revising the Allotment of Persons Admitted to Judicial Facilities and Location of
Proceedings During the Judicial Emergency for the 39th Judicial District Through December 31, 2020;
2020-1129

6/19/2020-Eighth Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order Revising the Allotment of Persons Admitted to Judicial Facilities and Location of Proceedings During the Judicial Emergency for the 39th Judicial District Through August 31, 2020; 2020-1129, AD83-2020, No. 28-2020

5/27/2020- Seventh Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order Extending the Judicial Emergency for the 39th Judicial District Through August 31,2020 AD-71-2020 AD-72-2020 57MM-2020, 2020-1129  57MM-2020, No. 20-2020  57MM-2020, No. 21-2020  

5/8/2020-PRESS RELEASE: COURTS TO RESUME HEARING MOST CASES MONDAY, MAY 11, 2020

5/7/2020- MEMORANDUM: Operating Procedures for the 39th Judicial District Magisterial District Judges, Standing Masters & Hearing Officers and Domestic Relations Officers

Domestic Relations

Support Master   

Juvenile Hearing Office 

Divorce Masters

MDJ Manns 

MDJ Gomez-Shockey 

MDJ Plum

MDJ Cunningham

MDJ Nicklas

MDJ Eyer

MDJ Rock

MDJ Mellott

5/1/2020-Sixth Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order through June 1st 2020 Order 2020-1129 Order AD 56-2020

4/27/2020- PRESS RELEASE: Extension of Judicial Emergency through May 31st 2020 Order 48-2020 Order 2020-1129

4/27/2020- Fifth Supplemental Emergency Judicial Order through May 31st 2020

Our Services

Court Calendaring and Caseflow Management
Control of the Daily Court Schedule
Supervise Certain Court Programs
Budget and Personnel Management for the Courts
Jury Management
Supervision of District Judges
Central Criminal Court

 

Court's Closure and Delay Statement

Unless otherwise stated or instructed… in the event of inclement weather or other emergency situations, the 39th Judicial District Court of Common Pleas (Franklin and Fulton Counties), the Court and all Court Departments will follow the County’s decision regarding closure, delayed start time, or early dismissal. In the event of a delayed start, all Court proceedings will begin promptly at the time of the buildings being reopened. Also, in the event of a delayed start, the Court will begin by calling the first case that had been scheduled for that day, followed by adjusted start times for all other proceedings

Public Parking for the Court House

Franklin County will begin construction around the Franklin County Courthouse. During this construction, there will be very limited parking. We have provided a map in the link below. On this map you'll find the following information on where to park, costs and walking distances. 

Parking Meters

The parking meter rate is 25 cents per hour. Meters only accept quarters. Silver meters have a 2 hour limit and green meters have a 12 hour limit. All meters are in effect Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. and are free on evenings and weekends.

 
Walking Distance to Courthouse
Parking lots located furthest away from the Franklin County Courthouse, as shown on the Public Parking Map, are an estimated 8-10 minute walk.
 
Click here to see the map. 
Open in Google Map

Courthouse Annex
157 Lincoln Way E
Chambersburg, PA  17201

(717) 261-3848
Fax (717) 261-3854

Business Hours:
M - F, 8:30am - 4:30pm
Excluding county holidays

juror button

Find answers to frequently asked questions about Jury Duty.