How to Apply


Application must be made in person the Public Defender's Office during the hours listed below. If you live more than two hours away or are sick, you may call to apply at 717-771-9217.

All applications must be made at least ONE WEEK prior to the next court date


Our office is open to apply during the hours shown below. Due to the Court's schedule, interview blocks may be adjusted or canceled without notice. Please call prior to arriving to confirm an interview block is occurring.

Application Interview Hours






8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M. 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M 8:30 A.M. - 11:30 A.M.
1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. 1:00 P.M. - 4:00 P.M. No P.M. Interviews


In compliance with county policy, the Public Defender's Office will be closed during Holidays.

When coming to apply, please bring with you all paperwork relating to your current case, including: Any proof of income such as paystubs or tax returns, Criminal Complaint, Affidavit, hearing dates, etc. Below is an interview application form. You may bring in a completed form, with your paperwork, or our office will provide one to complete when you arrive.

Interview Application Form

If you are currently in a treatment facility and would like to apply for a Public Defender or you are a counselor at a treatment facility and have a resident that needs to apply for a Public Defender, please CLICK HERE.