Court Administration

⚠ FIFTH AMENDED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER – Issued by President Judge Pamela A. Ruest on September 3, 2020. (PDF)

⚠ FOURTH AMENDED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER – Issued by President Judge Pamela A. Ruest on June 25, 2020. (PDF)

⚠ THIRD AMENDED ADMINISTRATIVE ORDER – Issued by President Judge Pamela A. Ruest on May 29, 2020. (PDF)

⚠ Declaration of Judicial Emergency Order issued by President Judge Pamela A. Ruest – March 18, 2020 (PDF)

⚠ Press Release – March 17, 2020 (PDF)

At the direction of President Judge Pamela A. Ruest, the Centre County Courthouse will continue to be CLOSED TO THE PUBLIC for all non-essential matters through DECEMBER 31, 2020. 

Members of the public, including the media, are permitted to observe court proceedings unless otherwise prohibited by law. Any person wishing to observe a court proceeding must contact the Centre County Court Administrator’s Office at (814) 355-6727, one (1) business day prior to the proceeding in order for arrangements to be made. 

49th Judicial District

The 49th Judicial District comprises the geographical boundaries of Centre County. The Centre County Court of Common Pleas consists of four judges, who serve ten-year terms and are state employees.

Centre County Court Administration

The Court Administrator’s Office is the administrative arm of the Court and is responsible for all support functions necessary to maintain the efficient and effective operation of both the Common Pleas Court and the Minor Judiciary. Responsibilities of this Office include, but are not limited to, juror usage, budget and fiscal, personnel, planning, data processing, caseflow management, and public information. The Centre County Court Administrator’s office administers and supervises the Centre County Offices of the District Judges, Probation and Parole, and Domestic Relations Section.

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Judge Pamela A. Ruest

Judge Pamela A. Ruest
President Judge

Judge Jonathan D. Grine

Judge Jonathan D. Grine

Judge Katherine V. Oliver

Judge Katherine V. Oliver

Judge Brian K. Marshall

Judge Brian K. Marshall

Senior Judge David E. Grine

Judge David E. Grine
Senior Judge

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Judge Thomas King Kistler
Senior Judge