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Effective November 22, 2021, the wearing of face masks is required for all court employees under the supervision and authority of the President Judge, or an individuals entering any courtroom or court facility under the supervision and authority of the President Judge, including all Magisterial District Court, the office of Court Administration, the Domestic Relations Building, and the offices of Adult Probation and Pretrial Services, unless fully vaccinated, pursuant to Administrative Order 2021-20.

Pursuant to CDC guidelines residents, employees and visitors to the Northampton County Juvenile Justice Center, including juvenile detention and treatment, must wear masks irrespective of vaccination status. Irrespective of vaccination status, all individuals who enter a courtroom in which a resident of the Juvenile Justice Center and/or treatment center is present must wear a mask.

More information is available on our
Judicial Emergency Orders and COVID-19 Information page.

Summary Appeals

Pursuant to the Rules of Procedure, any matter for which a citation is filed at a District Court level may be appealed to the Court of Common Pleas for a hearing de novo. The appeal must be filed with the Criminal Clerks' Office within 30 days of the Magisterial District Judges' decision. These cases generally involve traffic violations, minor criminal matters, violation of municipal ordinances, and other minor offenses for which a fine and/or imprisonment may be imposed. Within sixty to ninety days from the time the appeal is filed from the District Court to the Court of Common Pleas, a hearing will be scheduled and held to determine the guilt or innocence of the defendant on the offenses charged. The onset of technology in both the District Courts and the court of Common Pleas has enabled these matters to be heard promptly and dispositions rendered in a timely fashion.

Tracking address: Tracking code - do not email: crt19-ccajci@shom.nccpa.org (do not email this address - tracking purposes only)