Court Administration

Proposal for Redistricting Magisterial District Courts

  1. Westmoreland County Magisterial Courts map
    Westmoreland County’s Redistricting Committee wishes to thank all members of the public who reviewed and provided public comment to the Petition.  The following documents have been provided for viewing: 
    Final Petition
    Public Comments
    Statistics from Penn State Data Center

COVID19 Related Notices                                                                         

  1. Westmoreland County Courts COVID-UPDATES

    NEW CIVIL MOTIONS PROCEDURE EFFECTIVE MAY 11, 2020
    Upon the expiration of the Judicial Emergency in Westmoreland Count on May 8, 2020, please be advised that Civil Motions Practice will resume on Friday, May 15, 2020, subject to certain practices and procedures for contested motions. 
    View New Civil Procedures

    Pennsylvania Supreme Court’s fourth supplemental Order, dated May 27, 2020 in reference to the statewide judicial emergency can be found here 

    ATTENTION ATTORNEYS - CRIMINAL COMMON PLEAS COURT PROCEDURE for release of low level offenders
    FAMILY COURT CUSTODY ORDERS - IMPACT OF SCHOOL CLOSURES
    There have been questions from counsel and litigants pertaining to Governor Wolf’s directive closing all schools in PA for the remainder of the school year and whether that will affect custody orders. The answer is no.  Summer custody orders take effect on the date that school would normally have ended for the school year. The school year schedule for custody remains in effect until that date for all Westmoreland County custody orders.
    DOMESTIC RELATIONSDue to uncertain financial situations in the current times, Westmoreland County Domestic Relations will accept Consent Agreements to temporarily modify support Orders.  All Orders modified are subject to a further Review at a later date

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

The Court Administrator's Office advises and assists the president judge in the management and administration of the courts, Adult Probation, Domestic Relations, Juvenile Probation, and the Law Library. The Court Administration Office administratively supports the Westmoreland County Court System and coordinates the efficient operations of the eight interdependent court departments.
2020 Jury Trial Terms (Civil and Criminal)  
September 8-25 Civil and Criminal
October 5-9 Criminal
November 2-20 Civil and Criminal
December 7-11 Criminal
2021 Jury Trial Terms (Civil and Criminal)  
January 4-15 Civil
January 25-29 Criminal
February 16-19 Criminal
March 1-19 Civil and Criminal
April 12-16 Criminal
May 3-21 Civil and Criminal
June 21-25 Criminal
July 6-23 Civil and Criminal
August 9-13 Criminal
September 7-24 Civil and Criminal
October 4-8 Criminal
November 1-19 Civil and Criminal
December 6-10 Criminal

Scam Alert : 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...