Courts

The Somerset County Courts are courts of general jurisdiction and are part of the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System.

The Judges of the Court of Common Pleas, 16th Judicial District, are responsible for the disposition of all matters in litigation involving any of the law or legal issues including criminal cases, civil cases, family law matters including support, custody and visitation rights, divorce and equitable distribution, orphans' court matters including adoptions, termination of parental rights proceedings, guardianship proceedings, juvenile delinquency and dependency proceedings, appeals from magisterial district judge convictions and civil judgments, appeals from motor vehicle driver's license suspensions, zoning board rulings, and many other miscellaneous matters.

The duties of the president judge also include administrative responsibilities and supervisory duties over all departments and functions of the Court to assure proper case management and flow of cases, collection, preparation and dissemination of information to various sources throughout the Commonwealth, including the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts, the Pennsylvania Commission of Sentencing, the Pennsylvania Commission on Crime and Delinquency, the Pennsylvania Board of Probation and Parole, and Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare.

Address

Hon. Judge D Gregory Geary

President Judge
111 East Union Street
Suite 265
Judge's Secretary
Mrs. Suzanne B. Gibson
814-445-1506

Hon. Judge Scott Bittner
111 East Union Street
Suite 245
Judge's Secretary
Mrs. Terry Decker
814-445-1450

Hours of Operation:
Monday-Friday
8:30AM-4:00PM
Except on Legal Hoildays



Links

Court Documents
- Civil Forms
- Court Calendar
- Criminal Forms
- Daily Court Schedule
- Mortgage Foreclosure Diversion Program
- Rules of Court
- Somerset Legal Journal Head Notes

Downloadable Documents
- ADA Grievance Procedure
- ADA Request Policy
- Language Access Plan
- Language Access Plan - Complaint Procedure
- Language Access Plan - Spanish

Downloadable Forms
- Interactive ADA Grievance Form
- Interactive ADA Request Form

Public Access to CPCMS
- Public Access
County Annex Office Building
300 North Center Avenue
Somerset, PA 15501
Somerset County Courthouse
111 East Union St.
Somerset, PA 15501