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  1. Westmoreland County Courts COVID-UPDATES
    April 3, 2020 Judicial Emergency   View details of this declaration 

    April 3, 2020 Judicial Emergency Order 
    Closes courts for non-essential functions, but provides courts are to be open and accessible for certain “essential” proceedings, which are set forth in the Judicial Emergency Order.
    March 23, 2020 Judicial Order Closing Magisterial District Courts to Public
    View Court Order

    Please review our Court Related Frequently Asked Questions Regarding COVID-19

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s second supplemental Order in reference to the statewide judicial emergency can be found here 


In our continuing efforts to enhance public access and information, we are proud to present this website as an electronic gateway to the Court. It is the hope of the Court that this will facilitate the access to justice.

Amy Mears DeMatt, District Court Administrator
  1. Criminal
  2. Civil
  3. Family
  4. Orphans'
Criminal Court Judges:
  • C A Feliciani, Judge
  • M Bilik-DeFazio, Judge
  • T A Krieger, Judge
  • S O Mears, Jr., Judge
View more information on Criminal Court 
  1. LICENSE SUSPENSION APPEAL HEARINGS CANCELLED FOR APRIL 21,2020

    The license suspension hearings previously scheduled for April 21, 2020 at the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas are cancelled. The cases will be rescheduled to a future date and parties will receive notification of the new hearing date.
  2. CIVIL ARBITRATION IS CANCELLED FOR APRIL 28, 2020

    Civil Arbitration cases previously scheduled for April 28, 2020 are cancelled and will be rescheduled by the Civil Court Administrator's office. Parties will receive notification of the new Arbitration date in the near future.
  3. PFA HEARING CHANGES - APRIL 6 AND 7 - JUDGE SILVIS

    All final protection from abuse hearings scheduled for April 6 and April 7, 2020 before Judge Silvis have been continued. The Temporary PFA will remain in effect until the new hearing date. Read on...
  4. COMMON PLEAS CRIMINAL SUMMARY APPEALS FOR APRIL ARE CANCELLED

    The Summary Appeal trials previously scheduled before the Westmoreland County Court of Common Pleas for April 21, April 23, and April 30, 2020 are cancelled. The hearings will be rescheduled and parties will receive notice of the new hearing date.
  5. COMMON PLEAS CRIMINAL COURT CANCELLED THROUGH APRIL 17

    Common Pleas Criminal Court proceedings previously scheduled for April 6-10, 2020 are cancelled per the Judicial Emergency Order and will be rescheduled. Parties will receive a notice in the mail with the rescheduled date. Read on...
  6. FILING A PRAECIPE FOR WRIT OF SUMMONS - CIVIL

    The Supreme Court supplemented its March 18, 2020 emergency declaration order. Read on...
  7. CRIMINAL JURY TRIAL FOR APRIL CANCELLED

    The criminal jury trial term scheduled for April 13-17, 2020 has been cancelled. There will be no jury trials scheduled for this term and no jurors will need to report in anticipation of selection this week.
  8. PFA HEARING CHANGES - MARCH 30 AND 31 - JUDGE WALSH

    Protection from Abuse Hearings and Indirect Criminal Contempt hearings scheduled before Judge Walsh on March 30 are continued to April 20,2020 and hearings scheduled for March 31 are continued to April 21, 2020.
  9. PROTECTION FROM ABUSE - COMMON PLEAS FILING - UPDATED INFORMATION

    Individuals may file for a Temporary Protection from Abuse at the Westmoreland County Courthouse lobby daily between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 12:00 p.m. Protection from Abuse filings after 12:00 p.m. must be filed with the Magisterial Judge. Read on...
  10. PFA HEARING CHANGES - MARCH 23 AND 24 - JUDGE SILVIS

    All Final Protection from Abuse hearings scheduled for Monday, March 23, 2020 and March 24, 2020 have been continued. Indirect Criminal Contempt hearings on March 23 and 24 WILL remain as scheduled. Final hearings from March 23rd Read on...
  11. Scales of Justice sculptures above Westmoreland County Courthouse

    Court of Common Pleas and Magisterial District Courts

    Judicial Emergency in Tenth Judicial District (Westmoreland County) and Judicial Emergency Order Read on...
  12. CIVIL COURT MOTIONS FOR FRIDAYS ARE CANCELLED

    This is due to the declaration of a judicial emergency in the 10th Judicial District of Pennsylvania. Uncontested motions may be submitted by MAILING the original to the assigned judge for signature. This in effect until further notice. Read on...
  13. CIVIL COURT MOTIONS FOR FRIDAYS ARE CANCELLED

    This is due to the declaration of a judicial emergency in the 10th Judicial District of Pennsylvania. Uncontested motions may be submitted by MAILING the original to the assigned judge for signature. This in effect until further notice. Read on...
  14. Scales of Justice sculptures above Westmoreland County Courthouse
  15. CONTEMPT/COMPLIANCE HEARINGS CANCELLED FOR MARCH 23RD

    Contempt and Compliance hearings before Senior Judge Driscoll on March 23rd are cancelled due to the current health situation. Please do not report to the courthouse for contempt/compliance hearings. The hearings will be rescheduled.
  16. Scam Alert Sign

    Scam Notification

    The public is advised that currently there may be telephone scams being placed to County residents. One scam alleges that the caller is from the County Sheriff’s department demanding payment of money for failing to appear for jury duty Read on...
  17. APRIL CIVIL ARBITRATION LIST IS AVAILABLE

    The April civil Arbitration List is available. The list can be found on the Civil Court page of the Court's website.
  18. JUDGE SILVIS APRIL MOTIONS COURT CHANGE

    Motions Court before Judge Silvis on Monday, April 20, 2020 is cancelled. Judge Silvis will hear Motions Court on Tuesday, April 21, 2020 at 8:45 a.m.
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  20. CIVIL ARBITRATION - UPDATE TO THE SCHEDULE

    The civil Arbitration date for April has been changed from April 28th to April 29th. The civil Arbitration date for October has also been changed from October 27th to October 23rd due to room unavailability.
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