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Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, we are encouraging individuals to appear remotely via Zoom videoconferencing rather than coming to the Courthouse and appearing in person for court proceedings.  To appear remotely, please follow the instructions provided with your court notice.  In addition to remote court proceedings, many court services are available on-line without having to come to the courthouse.
While the judicial emergency remains in effect, access to the Lehigh County Courthouse or any court facility shall be limited to employees of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania or the County of Lehigh; persons having business with the courts, departments or offices contained within such facilities; and person observing court proceedings open to the general public consistent with the U.S. Center of Disease Control and Pennsylvania Department of Health recommendations, including the wearing of face masks and maintaining social distancing

Please refer to the specific court service for on-line details and instructions.

Welcome to the Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas Website.

The Court of Common Pleas of Lehigh County is a general jurisdiction trial court located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. There are ten full time judges and two senior judges providing judicial services to the citizens of Lehigh County. Each full time judge is assigned to one or more of the court divisions, which are the Criminal/Juvenile Division, the combined Civil/Motion/Family Court Division and the Orphans’ Court Division. Within their respective divisions, the judges hear a wide spectrum of cases, including adult criminal cases, juvenile delinquency cases, lawsuits involving money or property, divorce, custody disputes, child support issues, juvenile dependency cases, estates, guardianships and adoptions. The court provides judicial oversight to Court Administration, Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation, the Domestic Relations Section, the Court Transcription Unit, the Protection from Abuse Office, the Court Interpreting Unit, the Child Custody Office and the Law Library. The Court also provides administrative services to the fourteen offices that comprise the Magisterial District Court System of Lehigh County.

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