Mercer County Court System

District Courts

The Thirty-fifth Judicial District is divided into five separate districts at the minor courts level. Each of these five court districts are presided over by a Magisterial District Judge(MDJ). An MDJ office is located in each of these districts. The jurisdiction of a Magisterial District Judge includes traffic and non-traffic summary citations, civil actions involving amounts up to $12,000.00, and the adjusting of certain level 3 misdemeanor cases. An MDJ also holds preliminary hearings on all criminal cases that discharged or bound over to the Common Pleas Court. The Magisterial District Judges are the "front-line" of the judiciary process and play a vital role in the administration of justice. The map below indicates the areas of representation. Click on a district for more information.

All MDJ offices are open from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.,
Monday through Friday