York County Courts Announce Proposed Plan to Reestablish and Realign Magisterial District Courts
January 11, 2022
Having taken into account the recent historical caseload and workload trends of each magisterial district, President Judge Maria Musti Cook is considering the proposed plan outlined below that would realign several districts in York County.
The Nineteenth Judicial District of Pennsylvania is comprised of the York County Court of Common Pleas and 19 Magisterial District Courts. Pursuant to Pennsylvania statute, in each year following that in which the federal decennial census is officially reported, the Court must reestablish the number and jurisdictional boundaries of the magisterial districts within the judicial district.
The plan proposes that York City Ward 1 be realigned from District Court 19-1-01 on East Princess Street to District Court 19-1-04 on South George Street. Additionally, York City Ward 12-3 would be realigned from District Court 19-1-01 on East Princess Street to District Court 19-2-05 on Sixth Avenue.
Both Heidelberg Township and Manheim Township would be realigned from District Court 19-3-06 in Spring Grove to District Court 19-3-05 in Hanover. Lastly, West York Borough would be realigned from District Court 19-2-05 on Sixth Avenue to District Court 19-3-06 in Spring Grove.
After a period of public comment, the President Judge must propose a reestablishment and realignment plan to the Pennsylvania Supreme Court for approval.
Interested parties are invited to submit written comments to the District Court Administrator, 45 North George Street, York, PA, 17401 no later than February 10, 2022 for the Court’s consideration.
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