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Magisterial District Court Administration

The Magisterial District Courts are commonly referred to as the Minor Judiciary of Monroe County and are composed of nine (9) Magisterial District Judges who are elected for a six (6) year term and are state employees. Each Magisterial District Judge maintains an office located geographically within his or her district.

District Judges have jurisdiction over summary offenses, traffic violations, and matters arising under the Landlord and Tenant Act, and civil claims not exceeding $12,000.00. They preside over preliminary arraignments, fix and accept bail, issue warrants, and hold preliminary hearings, as well as act as the committing judge in all criminal proceedings.

Additionally, each MDJ is responsible for working Emergency Duty 5-6 weeks per year, to ensure the timely availability of justice outside normal business hours.

Contact Information

Court of Common Pleas

Magisterial District Court Administration
43rd Judicial Court 
610 Monroe Street Suite 221 
Stroudsburg PA 18360

Phone: (570) 517-3088
Fax: (570) 517-3879

Hours: 8:30am-4:30pm

Monday - Friday 
Closed all major holidays

If you require an accommodation under Title II of the ADA, it is recommended that you make your request as soon as possible or at least three (3) business days before your scheduled participation in any court proceeding or activity. All requests for accommodation, regardless of timeliness, will be given due consideration and if necessary, may require an interactive process between the requestor and the 43rd Judicial District of Pennsylvania to determine the best course of action.


Administrative Order to comply with coverage requirements for Magisterial District Judges.

The Magisterial District Court is the first level of judicial authority in Pennsylvania and is the court where most people experience the judicial system for the first time. Click here to find a Magisterial District Judge.

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