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Public Notice of Centre County Magisterial District Reestablishment and Realignment


The Supreme Court of Pennsylvania mandates every county to submit a Reestablishment Plan [PDF] for the Magisterial Districts every ten years, directly related to the Federal decennial census.

This plan has been implemented effective May 1, 2013 by Order of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania [PDF].

The Magisterial District Courts are commonly referred to as the Minor Judiciary of Centre County and are composed of six District Judges' offices located geographically in such a manner as to be available to all the citizenry of Centre County.

District Judges have jurisdiction over summary offenses, matters arising under the Landlord and Tenant Act, civil claims in assumpsit and trespass not exceeding $12,000.00, excluding costs and interest, and for fines and penalties for government agencies. They act as commissioners to preside over arraignments, fix and accept bail, issue warrants, and hold preliminary hearings, as well as acting as a committing judge in all criminal proceedings. District Judges are also responsible for determining cases through the Misdemeanor III range, borough and township ordinances, and motor vehicle criminal costs.


Magisterial District Judge Carmine W. Prestia

Serves State College Borough Voting Districts East 2, East 3, and East 4, East Central 2 & 3, South 2, South Central 1 & 2, Southeast, and West Central 2
Magisterial District 49-1-01
131 South Fraser Street
State College, PA 16801
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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ph: (814) 231-1420
Fx: (814) 231-1428
Departmental Budget


Magisterial District Judge Leslie A. Dutchcot

Serves College Township Voting Districts North and West, Ferguson Township, Halfmoon Township, and Patton Township
Magisterial District 49-2-01
1524 West College Avenue, Box 11
State College, PA 16801
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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ph: (814) 237-4981
Fx: (814) 231-1429
Departmental Budget


Magisterial District Judge Kelley Gillette-Walker

Serves Bellefonte Borough, Howard Borough, Milesburg Borough, Unionville Borough; Benner Township, Boggs Township, Curtin Township, Howard Township, Liberty Township, Marion Township, Spring Township North, West, and East, Union Township, and Walker Township
Magisterial District 49-3-02
3555 Benner Pike, Suite C
Bellefonte, PA 16823
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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ph: (814) 355-6739
Fx: (814) 355-8644
Departmental Budget


Magisterial District Judge Allen Sinclair

Serves the Philipsburg Borough, Port Matilda Borough, Snow Shoe Borough, Snow Shoe Township, South Philipsburg Borough, Burnside Township, Huston Township, Rush Township, Taylor Township, and Worth Township
Magisterial District 49-3-03
Allen W. Sinclair
Magisterial District Judge
District Court 49-3-03
118 Enterprise Drive
Philipsburg, PA 16866
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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ph: (814) 342-4557
Fx: (814) 342-0292
Departmental Budget


Magisterial District Judge Thomas N. Jordan

Serves Centre Hall Borough, Millheim Borough, College Township Voting Districts South and East, Gregg Township, Haines Township, Harris Township, Miles Township, Penn Township, Potter Township, and Spring Township Voting Districts South and Southwest
Magisterial District 49-3-04
2795 Earlystown Road
Centre Hall, PA 16828
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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ph: (814) 364-1492
Fx: (814) 364-5110
Departmental Budget


Magisterial District Judge Steven Lachman

Serves State College Borough Voting Districts East 1, East Central 1, North, Northeast, Northwest, South 1, West 1, West 2, and West Central 1

Magisterial District 49-3-05
121 South Pugh Street
State College, PA 16801
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Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Ph: (814) 861-7406
Fx: (814) 861-7453
Departmental Budget