Welcome To Courts Office

Welcome To Courts Office

23rd Judicial District of PennsylvaniaCoat of Arms

Mission Statement

The 23rd Judicial District of Pennsylvania, located in the County of Berks, shall administer justice according to the law equally to all people, while providing independent and accessible forums for the fair and prompt resolution of disputes.


The Courts of Common Pleas are the general trial courts of Pennsylvania. They are organized into 60 judicial districts. Most districts follow the geographic boundaries of counties, but seven of the districts are comprised of two counties. Each district has from one to 93 judges and has a president judge and a court administrator. 

Notices and Orders


Updated Courthouse and Services Center Entrance Hours
News Date:

Thursday, December 1, 2022

Important Entrance Changes
Scam Alert
News Date:

Friday, September 25, 2020

Effective July 1, 2019 - New Court Notification Program
News Date:

Saturday, June 1, 2019

Berks County Court implemented text and email electronic notifications to defendants in criminal court cases.


COVID 19 Announcement
News Date:

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

Court Schedules and Information

General Information and Resources

Informational Documents

Berks County Court implemented a mandatory electronic notification system designed to send out automatic electronic reminders to defendants of upcoming criminal court dates.  Effective July 1, 2019, these reminders will be sent via text message or email as a courtesy and will not be considered official notice of any upcoming court date.  The Administrative Order establishing this program can be found here.  The Berks County Notification Intake Form is to be completed at the time of arraignment or waiver of arraignment. Texts will come from the following number:

Emails will come from Berkscourtalert@countyofberks.com.

Featured Links

How To Pay Court Fines

Need to pay court fines? This page contains all the information you need to know!

A Citizen's Guide

A brochure designed to help you understand the Court System.

Public access to criminal dockets

The Pennsylvania Judiciary Web Portal provides the public with access to various aspects of court information, including appellate courts, common pleas courts and magisterial district court docket sheets; common pleas courts and magisterial district court calendars; and PAePay. 

Court Offices

Office of Court Administration

Provide administrative services and technical assistance to Court of Common Pleas judges and magisterial district judges and more.

Adult Probation & Parole Office

Dedicated to providing supervision & services aimed at rehabilitating the offender

Court Reporters

Stenographically recording all proceedings presided ...

Domestic Relations

We will establish, modify and enforce orders of support and provide support collection services for children and families in an effective and efficient manner, making prudent use of public resources.

Family Court

Family Court includes Custody, Divorce and Protection from Abuse cases.

Jury Services

Supporting the right of defendants to receive an impartial trial.....

Juvenile Probation Office

An arm of the Juvenile Court of the 23rd Judicial District of Pennsylvania. 

Law Library

Serving the Judges, County personnel, and ​members of the bar and as an informational resource​ for the public.

Magisterial District Judges

Seventeen magisterial district judges and two centralized magisterial district courts ...

Treatment Court

...Promotion of public safety, individual responsibility, and reduction of drug/alcohol -related recidivism