Find Franklin County Pennsylvania courts and courthouses, such as federal, state, district, superior, criminal, common, circuit, judicial, judiciary, divorce, appeals, family, traffic, and small claims courts. Courts provide information on legal cases, law documents, case searches, and appeals.
Chambersburg District Court 157 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg PA 17201 717-261-3817
Chambersburg Magistrate Court I 218 North 2nd Street Chambersburg PA 17201 717-263-5808
Chambersburg Magistrate Court II 1804 Opportunity Avenue Chambersburg PA 17201 717-264-9513
Franklin County Court 157 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg PA 17201 717-261-3840
Greencastle Magistrate Court 10655 Antrim Church Road Greencastle PA 17225 717-597-8581
Magisterial Guilford Chambersburg Court 2038 Lincoln Way East Chambersburg PA 17202 717-263-5820
Mercersburg Magistrate Court 113 South Main Street Mercersburg PA 17236 717-328-3521
Pleasant Hall Magistrate Court 9724 Cumberland Highway Pleasant Hall PA 17246 717-532-7672
Scotland Magistrate Court 1157 Garver Lane Chambersburg PA 17202 717-263-7949
Waynesboro Magistrate Court 22 North Oller Avenue Waynesboro PA 17268 717-762-9411
The process and rules for filing a small claims suit vary from state to state with regard to the dollar limit for small claims, the statute of limitations for filing a claim, and whether you are allowed to be represented by a lawyer. Contact the court that handles small claims in your state for details on the process for filing a claim and to obtain the proper forms.
Filing fees are generally between $30 and $100. In addition to filing fees, other costs may include service fees for serving the complaint to the defendant and collection fees if the court assists in collecting the judgment.
Mediation is an alternative to going before a judge in a suit. Many small claims courts sponsor or make referrals to mediation programs where the plaintiff and defendant meet with a neutral third person to help resolve the dispute without going to court.