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

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

http://franklincountypa.gov/ckeditorfiles/files/Courts/32-2020.pdfOur 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

3/30/2020 PRESS RELEASE: Extension of Judicial Emergency through April 14th 2020 Order 32-2020 Order 2020-1129

3/20/2020 PRESS RELEASE: Courts Closed Execpt for Limited Emergency Matters  Order 2020-1129 Order 2020-1129 Order 10-2020-MCP

3/18/2020 PRESS RELEASE: Judicial Emergency Declared for 39th Judicial District - COVID-19 Order 2020-1129 , Order AD 21-2020 , Order 10-2020-MCP

3/13/2020 PRESS RELEASE: Coronavirus (COVID-19)


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 consturction around the Franklin County Courthouse. Durning 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.
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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

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