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Philadelphia Municipal Court


Of the two minor courts in Philadelphia County (Municipal Court and Traffic Court), Municipal Court is Pennsylvania’s only court at the minor courts level. Its judges have the same jurisdiction as Magisterial District Judges with the following exceptions:   

  • Jurisdiction includes all criminal offenses, except summary traffic offenses, that are punishable by a term of imprisonment not exceeding five years.
  • They may enter judgments in civil claims where the amount does not exceed $10,000.