Armstrong County Court

Find Armstrong 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.


Apollo District Court 4066 Route 66 Apollo PA 15613 724-727-3423


Armstrong County Common Pleas Court 500 Market Street Kittanning PA 16201

Ford City Magistrate Court 206 5th Avenue Ford City PA 16226 724-763-7866

Kittanning Magistrate Court 201 North Jefferson Street Kittanning PA 16201 724-543-2313

Leechburg Magistrate Court 241 Market Street Leechburg PA 15656 724-842-3571

Rural Valley Magistrate Court 720 West Main Street Rural Valley PA 16249 724-783-6886

About Armstrong County Courts

Courts in Armstrong County, PA are government institutions that resolve legal disputes in accordance with local Armstrong County and Pennsylvania law and are housed in Armstrong County courthouses. Courts are divided into Criminal Courts and Civil Courts. In Armstrong County Criminal Courts, the government prosecutes a case against parties accused of breaking the law. In Armstrong County Civil Courts the Court resolves disputes between citizens.

You may contact Courts for questions about:
  • Armstrong County court records and judgments
  • Law documents, filings and case records
  • Appealing Armstrong County court judgments
  • Court calendars and dockets
  • Armstrong County background checks
Armstrong County Court Records

Armstrong County court records are available to the public at the Armstrong County Courthouse. Records vary by specific court, however, commonly requested public records include copies of court decisions, court filings and records, court dockets and calendars, people and background check information as well as criminal records.

About the US Court System

The United States Legal System is comprised of a Federal Court System and Fifty State Court Systems which hear cases at Armstrong County Courthouses.

Armstrong County Trial Courts

Armstrong County Courts, where cases are heard for the first time, are where both sides, the prosecutor and defendant present evidence to argue and support their versions of events. A jury usually decides the outcome of cases and a single judge presides over the court room.

Limited Jurisdiction Court

Limited Jurisdiction Courts in Armstrong County are typically limited to hearing only cases about small claims, traffic and driving violations, and misdemeanor offenses. Other courts of limited jurisdiction include Armstrong County Probate Courts and Armstrong County Family Courts.

Appellate Court in Armstrong County, Pennsylvania

Appellate Courts, or Courts of Appeal, hear appeals of decisions that are reached in Armstrong County Trial Courts. A judge or a panel of judges presides over the appellate process and decides the outcome of the trial rather than a jury.

Pennsylvania Federal Courts

Federal Courts are divided into Trial Courts and Appellate courts. Armstrong County Federal Courts are divided into Courts of General Jurisdiction and Courts of Limited Jurisdiction. General Jurisdiction Courts preside over all matters of cases, whereas Courts of Limited Jurisdiction are limited by their scope. Federal Courts in Pennsylvania are referred to as Superior Courts or District Courts and have jurisdictional authority over defined geographic areas.

Twelve Circuit Courts comprise the US Appellate Court System with the United States Supreme Court at its head. Appellate Courts in Pennsylvania state are similar to the Federal System, whereas multiple appellate courts hear cases within a defined geographic area, governed by the highest State Court, the Pennsylvania Supreme Court.