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Montgomery County Local Rules

Please visit the Montgomery County Courts web site Document Center for an up to date listing of the Montgomery County Local Rules of Civil, Criminal Procedures, and the Local Rules of Orphans' Court, at the following link:

http://www.montcopa.org/Documentcenter  (Then scroll down to Local Rules directory)

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Recent Revisions and Adoptions:

ADOPTION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY LOCAL RULE OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION 1901* - TERMINATION OF INACTIVE CASES. Order - July 10, 2014
LOCAL RULE OF JUDICIAL ADMINISTRATION 1901 *. Termination of Inactive Cases.

ADOPTION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 1920.73(c).   NOTICE OF INTENTION TO REQUEST ENTRY OF DIVORCE DECREE.  PRAECIPE TO TRANSMIT RECORDMOTION FOR ENTRY OF GROUNDS ORDER AND APPOINTMENT OF EQUITABLE DISTRIBUTION MASTER.  FORMS. - May 20, 2014.

AMENDMENT TO MONTGOMERY COUNTY LOCAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 230.2 - TERMINATION OF INACTIVE CASES.   April 10, 2014

  ADOPTION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 230.2 – TERMINATION OF INACTIVE CASES. November 19, 2012.

AMENDMENT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY LOCAL RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 206.4(c), 1028(c), 1034(a), AND 1035.2(a).  ADOPTION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 210. August 7, 2012.

RESCISSION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY LOCAL RULES OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 528(C)*, 528(D)(3)* AND 531(A)*(6)-(11). June 7, 2012.

Administrative Order - ARD CASE CLOSEOUTS. 348-11. October 11, 2011

Amendment of Montgomery County Local Rule of Civil Procedure 1303 - HEARING NOTICE. June 2011.

Notice to the Bar. - Re: Interpreter Services - Cancellation Notice. June 13, 2011.

Amendment of Montgomery County Orphans' Court Local Rule 3.4A - Form. Additional Requirement. Cover Sheet. March 29, 2011.
   - Orphans' Court Cover Sheet Form (V.3-28-2011)
   - Orphans' Court Cover Sheet Instructions
   - Orphans' Court Cover Sheet List of All Possible Filing Types

Local Rule 1920.42(d)*(3) - VERIFICATION OF DEFENDANT’S SIGNATURE. Feb. 15. 2011

Local Rule 1940.8 - Mediator Compensation.  Jan. 31, 2011

Local Rule 205.2(a) Required Redaction of Pleadings and other Pages Filed with the Court. Nov. 3, 2010

Rule Return Date - Changes As of October 2010

Local Rule of Civil Procedure 212.1 Amendment - CIVIL ACTIONS TO BE TRIED BY JURY. NOTICE OF EARLIEST TRIAL DATE.  TIME FOR COMPLETING DISCOVERY AND FILING PRE-TRIAL STATEMENT. (Approved July 21, 2010) (PDF 82KB)

ORDER DESIGNATING THE CHIEF JUVENILE PROBATION OFFICER UNDER Pa.R.J.C.P. 1604(B) TO RECEIVE REPORTS REGARDING ADJUSTMENT, PROGRESS & CONDITION OF A CHILD (Effective Jan. 29th, 2010)

ADOPTION OF LOCAL RULE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 202* - APPROVAL OF SEARCH WARRANT APPLICATIONS BY ATTORNEY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH. (Approved Dec. 9, 2008) (PDF 18KB)

AMENDMENT TO LOCAL RULE OF CRIMINAL PROCEDURE 507* - APPROVAL OF POLICE COMPLAINTS AND ARREST WARRANT AFFIDAVITS BY ATTORNEY FOR THE COMMONWEALTH. (Approved Dec. 9, 2008) (PDF 21KB)

AMENDMENT OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 1915.3* - SEMINAR FOR SEPARATED AND DIVORCED PARENTS. (Approved Dec. 3, 2008) (PDF 14KB)

Rule 1012*.  Entry and Withdrawal of Appearance.
     (Approved October 7, 2008) (PDF 11KB)

Local Rule 205.4 - Electronic Filing and Service of Legal Papers.
      (Approved September 29, 2008) (PDF 16KB)

RESCISION OF MONTGOMERY COUNTY LOCAL RULE OF CIVIL PROCEDURE 2039(a)* - COMPROMISE, SETTLEMENT, DISCONTINUANCE AND DISTRIBUTION - Adoption of Montgomery County Local Rule of Civil Procedure 2039(a)  - MINORS' COMPROMISE
      (Approved May 22nd, 2007) (PDF 202KB)

Amendment to Local Rule of Civil Procedure 1301*. Scope
      (Aprroved and adopted October 2nd, 2006) (PDF 82KB)

Adoption of Local of Criminal Procedure 117*.  Coverage: Issuing Warrants; Preliminary Arraingnments and Summary Trials; and Setting and Accepting Bail.
      (Approved and adopted September 19, 2006) (PDF 284KB)

Rules of Civil Procedure Governing Motion Practice Revision»
(Effective July 26, 2004) (PDF 350 KB)

Amendment to Local Rule of Civil Procedure 208.3(b) Rescission of Local Rule of Civil Procedure 208.4 (Approved and adopted August 16, 2004) (PDF 595 KB)

Local Rule of Juvenile Procedure Rule1167-Dependency Matters - Filings and Service of Court Orders and Notices (Approved and adopted December 6, 2006) (PDF 148 KB)