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Philadelphia County Criminal & Court Records

Municipal Criminal Trial Division

Address
Information Services 1301 Filbert St, #310 Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone
215-683-7505
Fax
215-683-7507
Hours
8AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Felony, Misdemeanor
Restricted Records
No sealed, grand jury, mental records released
General Note
The clerk also holds closed records of misdemeanors for the Municipal Court Misdemeanor Division.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, DOB, signed release; also helpful: address, race, sex

Years Available

Criminal records on computer and microfiche from 1969, archived from 1800s; has case records back to late 1980s.

Record Retrieval Methods

Mail, fax, in person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

name, years to search; also helpful: address

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Municipal Court - Misdemeanor

Address
1301 Filbert St, #310 Criminal Justice Ctr Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone
215-683-7518
Fax
215 683-7208
Hours
8:30AM-5PM
Jurisdiction
Misdemeanor (less than 5 years), Felony Hearings
General Note
All closed misdemeanor cases held by Clerk of Quarter Sessions - see separate listing. Info Desk phone- 215-683-7004.

Criminal Records

Required Information

name, years to search, address, DOB, signed release

Years Available

Criminal records computerized from 1969

Record Retrieval Methods

In person, online

Civil Records

Required Information

Click here to run on-site court house search

Philadelphia County Court Recorder Offices

County Prothonotary

Address
Philadelphia County Prothonotary Broad & Market Sts, Rm 262 Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone
215-686-6670. records rm- 215-686-6661
Hours
9AM-3PM
Record Avalilability
Separate indices to search include liens, judgments, older records Lien records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1980 in Rm 262.

Courier Offices

Address
Broad & Market Sts, Rm 262 City Hall Philadelphia, PA 19107

Treasurer

Phone
n/a

Treasurer

Appraiser
n/a

Elections

Appraiser
n/a

Vital

Appraiser
n/a

County Recorder of Deeds

Address
Philadelphia County Dept of Records Broad & Market Sts, Rm 111 Philadelphia, PA 19107
Phone
215-686-2260
Fax
215-686-2273
Hours
8AM-4PM
Record Avalilability
All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1974.

Courier Offices

Address
Broad & Market Sts, Rm 154 City Hall Philadelphia, PA 19107

County Assessor

Phone
215-686-4334

Treasurer

Phone
215-686-2312