Pennsylvania Small Claims Courts
In Pennsylvania, District Justice Courts hear claims that do not exceed $8,000. The Municipal Court of Philadelphia may hear claims of $10,000 or less, established by 42 Pa.C.S. Section 1123. It also may hear rent only disputes in Landlord Tenant cases of an unlimited amount.
- Forms for the Pennsylvania Courts From the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania.
- Consumer Information Pamphlets from the Pennsylvania Bar Association including "Bringing Suit Before a District Judge."
- Small Claims Court in the City of Philadelphia Pamphlet from the Municipal Court of Philadelphia in Adobe Acrobat Format (PDF).
Last updated on 07/09/07
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