How to Apply


Effective Monday December 7, 2020, due to COVID restrictions, we will only be taking applications by phone. You must apply at least ONE WEEK prior to your court date.

Please, call to schedule your phone intake interview at 717-771-9217.


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.