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Self Help - Lehigh County Court of Common Pleas

This informational section is intended to provide basic information specific to Pennsylvania Landlord/Tenant actions. This information is intended for use in the Lehigh County Magisterial District Court and Court of Common Pleas. While the Magisterial District Court forms provided by the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts are standard statewide, some links and information here are Lehigh County specific and may not apply in other counties. The rules for filing an appeal may differ in other counties and can be changed by the courts or the legislature at any time.

This is not a step-by-step guide for filing a Landlord and Tenant action at the Magisterial District Court level. Please consult your attorney before relying on any information found here as the laws are subject to change.

Nothing in this information is intended to be legal advice or a substitute for legal advice. Please retain an attorney if you need additional information or guidance.

If you are the Landlord

If you are the Tenant

The forms and instructions that are available from this website are not a substitute for professional legal advice. Court employees cannot give you legal advice or help you fill out /complete the forms. It is your responsibility to read and complete the forms and to take required steps to file and serve the documents. If you decide to use these forms in an actual action, be prepared to spend appropriate time gathering information, completing forms and following the Rules of Court. The Court assumes no responsibility for the use of these forms and accepts no liability for actions taken by using these documents, including reliance on the instructions and/or contents. To obtain legal advice and to insure the proper use of this material, you should contact a lawyer.

If you want to obtain the service of an attorney, but do not know whom to contact, you should visit the Lehigh County Bar Association's Lawyer Referral Service website.

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