Magisterial District Judges

The minor courts, also called the "special courts," are the first level of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System. Except in Philadelphia, these courts are presided over by magisterial district judges who decide small claims, landlord-tenant disputes, traffic cases and minor criminal matters. There are 546 magisterial district judges based in community courts throughout the Commonwealth. These judges are not required to be lawyers, but they must undergo legal training and attend continuing legal education programs.

In Philadelphia the minor courts are made up of a Municipal Court and a separate Traffic Court, each with its own elected judges. In Allegheny County the Pittsburgh Municipal Court is staffed by magisterial district judges based in the city and the county.

The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania - Minor Courts

MAGISTERIAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT 39-04-01

Devin C. Horne, Magisterial District Judge
PO BOX 369
27952 Great Cove Road
Hustontown,PA 17229

Phone: (717) 987-3221
Email: mdj4-1@co.fulton.pa.us

MAGISTERIAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT 39-04-02

Wendy Richards Mellott, Magisterial District Judge
208 North Second Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233

Phone: (717) 485 - 4842
Email: mdj4-2@co.fulton.pa.us

MAGISTERIAL JUDICIAL DISTRICT 39-04-03

Tamela Mellott Bard, Magisterial District Judge
P O Box 171
8366 Great Cove Road
Needmore, PA 17238

Phone: (717) 573 - 2225
Email: mdj4-3@co.fulton.pa.us