Courts & Criminal Justice

York County Justice Center

District Courts

Since the first Monday of January, 1970, there are 19 Magisterial  District Judges in York County who will do the work previously done by the former Justices of the Peace and Aldermen. Their terms of office are for six years.

Unlike the former Justices of the Peace and Aldermen, they are compensated by salary paid by the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania and retain no fees. All fees and costs formerly collected and retained by them are now paid over to the County.

The Jurisdiction of Magisterial District Judges includes suits involving as much as $12,000 in civil matters, such as suits for breach of contract and actions of trespass, in which matters they have the authority to hear the cases and render judgments. Their decisions are, of course, subject to appeal to the Court of Common Pleas. They have additional civil jurisdiction over such matters as landlord and tenant cases.

The Magisterial District Judges have criminal jurisdiction over felonies and misdemeanors in that Magisterial District Judges hear the complaints and determine whether a prima facie case has been shown by the prosecutor. If it has, the Judge orders the defendant held for court. If a prima facie case has not been proven to his/her satisfaction, the Judge will discharge the defendant. As to summary convictions under the criminal code, violations of City, Borough and Township ordinances, violations of the fish, game and dog laws, the Judge has the power to hear and determine the defendants guilt or innocence, subject to appeal to the Court of Common Pleas.

Please click here to access a map showing the municipalities within the jurisdiction of each magisterial district judge.

Click here to check magisterial district court records. 

 * All phone numbers are within the (717) area code unless otherwise noted

District Information Phone Hours
19-1-01 Linda L. Williams 771-4787 Monday 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.
 

1285 East Princess Street, York, PA 17403

771-4786 Tuesday - Thursday 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  Office Manager – Terry Hengst 771-4785 (Fax) Friday 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m
19-1-02 Richard E. Martin II 771-4792 Monday through Friday
  1215 Roosevelt Ave. York, PA 17404 771-4793 8:30 a.m. to 11:30 a.m.
   Office Manager – Patty Albright 771-4791 (Fax) 12:00 Noon to 4 p.m.
19-1-03 Dwayne A. Dubs 632-4565 Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  203 Dart Drive Hanover, PA 17331   Wednesday 8 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
  Office Manager – Gail Larman 632-0373 (Fax)  
19-1-04 Ronald J. Haskell, Jr. 771-4799 Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon, 1 p.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  232 South George Street York, PA 17401 771-4798 Wednesday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
  Office Manager – Paige Blymire 771-4797 (Fax)  
19-1-05 Joel N. Toluba 771-4796 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon 12:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  745 West Mason Avenue York, PA 17401 771-4795  
  Office Manager – Darnell Ort 771-9538 (Fax)  
19-2-01 Barry L. Bloss, Jr. 840-7233 Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  118 Pleasant Acres Road York, PA 17402 840-7234 Friday 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  Office Manager – Jessica Lewis 840-7200 (Fax)  
19-2-02 Scott E. Laird 747-5100 Monday through Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  2756 A South Queen St. Dallastown, PA 17313

747-5101/ 

747-5102

 
  Office Manager – Lisa Myers 747-5103 (Fax)  
19-2-03 Keith L. Albright 793-5200 Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon, 1:00 p.m. to 4 p.m.
  390 East Berlin Road York, PA 17408

793-5201/

793-5202 

Wednesday 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  Office Manager – Rachel Craley 793-5225 (Fax)  
19-2-04 Jeffrey L. Oberdorf 767-5700 Mon. through Thurs. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  3202 Farmtrail Road York, PA 17406 767-5701 Friday: 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  Office Manager - Lisa J. Witmer 767-5702 (Fax)  
19-2-05 Walter R. Groom 845-5508 Mon., Wed., Thurs. 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  1410 Sixth Avenue York, PA 17403 845-5512 Tuesday 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
  Office Manager – Robyn Bupp 854-5537 (Fax) Friday 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon
19-3-01 John H. Fishel 244-4002 Monday through Wednesday: 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  2997 Cape Horn Road Red Lion, PA 17356 244-4003  Thursday: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m.
 

Office Manager – Tracy Linn

Website: www.Districtcourt19301.org

246-1533 (Fax)  Friday: 8 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
19-3-03 John R. Olwert 993-6721 Monday through Thursday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  72 N. Main Street, Suite 2 Stewartstown, PA 17363 993-6466 Friday 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
  Office Manager – Jackie Kashner 993-9648 (Fax)  
19-3-04 Jeffrey S. Joy 227-0688 Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  165 Fairview Court New Freedom, PA 17349 227-0942 Friday 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
 

Office Manager – Darla Lehman

Website: DistrictCourt19304.com

235-3582 (Fax)  
19-3-05 James S. Miner 632-0618 Monday through Thursday 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  20 Wayne Avenue, Suite 2, Hanover, PA 17331    Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 Noon
  Office Manger - Pam Robison 632-1418 (Fax)  
19-3-06 Thomas J. Reilly 225-3301 Mon., Tues., Wed., Fri. 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  4824 Walters Hatchery Road Spring Grove, PA 17362 225-3306 Thursday 8:00 a.m. to noon
  Office Manager-Lynn Edris 225-3307 (Fax)  
19-3-07 David C. Eshbach 767-5708 Monday through Thursday 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
  2990 Grenway Road Dover, PA 17315 767-5718 Friday 7:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon  
  Office Manager – Roxanne Dubbs 767-5720 (Fax)  
19-3-09 Scott J. Gross 938-2523 Mon., Tues., Wed., Thurs. 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
  700 Yorktown Road Lewisberry, PA 17339 938-3273 Friday 8:30 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  Office Manager – Melissa Shaffer 938-4092 (Fax)  
19-3-10 Richard T. Thomas 432-3618 Monday through Thursday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
 

126 West Harrisburg St. Suite 200 P. O. Box 415 Dillsburg, PA 17019

432-8432 Friday 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon
  Office Manager – Teresa Pifer 432-7695 (Fax)  
19-3-11 Robert A. Eckenrode 266-6891 Mon. through Thurs. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  202 Rosedale Dr. Manchester, PA 17345  266-6892  Friday 8 a.m. to noon
 

Office Manger - Kandi Flinchbaugh

Website: http://districtcourt19311.webs.com

266-6895 (Fax)