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  Wednesday 8 a.m. to 12:00 noon
    793-5202  
Office Manager – Rachel Craley   793-5225 (Fax)  
19-2-04 Jeffrey L. Oberdorf 767-5700 Mon., Tues., Thurs., Fri. 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  3202 Farmtrail Road York, PA 17406 767-5701 Wednesday 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 Monday through Friday 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  202 Rosedale Dr. Manchester, PA 17345  266-6892  
Office Manger -
Kandi Flinchbaugh
  266-6895 (Fax)