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District Courts

Bucks County has 18 magisterial district courts located throughout Bucks County inclusive of the 18 judges and approximately 113 judicial clerks. Magisterial district courts are responsible for adjudicating all traffic and non-traffic citations as well as processing criminal and private criminal complaints inclusive of arraignments and preliminary hearings, the handling of civil and landlord tenant complaints up to a jurisdictional limit of $12,000 as well as parking violations.

The Bucks County district courts handle approximately 130,000 cases annually, receipt approximately $16,000,000 and process approximately 10,000 criminal cases annually.

Magisterial district judge’s jurisdiction in criminal cases includes parking violations through other summary and misdemeanor and felony offenses including the initial phases of murder offenses. All misdemeanor and felony violations are more commonly called court cases. These categories of cases are filed in the district courts where they are preliminarily arraigned and afforded a preliminary hearing. At the conclusion of the preliminary hearing the charges are dismissed, waived to court or held for court and referred onto the Court of Common Pleas.

Magisterial district judges, as officers of the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System, may administer oaths and affirmations and take acknowledgements. They also have authority to perform marriages. It is up to the individual judge’s decision whether he or she wishes to perform marriage ceremonies as there is no legally prescribed form for a wedding ceremony so religious services and vows conform to the secular content in which they are used. Recently magisterial district courts transitioned to the Epay system for the payment of fines and costs at all of the magisterial district courts.  This allows an individual to pay fines, costs, restitution, collateral etc. online from any internet connected computer or from the lobby of the magisterial district court. For more information see the Epay Online Case Payment brochure. For payments online please go to: http://ujsportal.pacourts.us and click on Epay under the Ecommerce menu.

Office hours 8AM through 5PM, Monday through Friday.

How to Post Bail Set by the Magisterial District Justice (English and Spanish)

Magisterial District Judges Forms
Civil Complaint
Landlord - Tenant Complaint
Request for Abandonment
Private Criminal Complaint
Request for Access (Case Record Public Access)
Confidential Information Form (This form is for use in Magisterial District Courts only. While most information in court files is open and available to the public, certain information is nonpublic. If you are required to include Social Security information or personal financial information on court filings, use this form. The information will not be placed in public files.)

Magisterial District Judges - Listing of Courts with Election Boundaries (Municipalities/Districts)

Magisterial District Judges Map

District Judge Information: Effective 08/28/17


District Justice

Phone Number



Gallagher, Michael W

Fax: 215-638-0135

2404 Byberry Road
Bensalem, PA 19020


Peranteau, Sr., Frank W.

Fax: 215-785-0816

501 Bath Street
Bristol, PA 19007


Senior MDJ

Fax: 215-788-5568

3030 Bath Road
Bristol, PA 19007


Wagner, Jr., Robert L.

Fax: 215-943-9454

7325 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055




1500 Desire Avenue
Feasterville, PA 19053


Baranoski, Daniel

Fax: 215-757-2284

142 Centre Street
Penndel, PA 19047


Kelly, Jr., John J.

Fax: 215-946-5459

2661 Trenton Road
Levittown, PA 19056-1491


Finello, Jr., Daniel J.

Fax: 215-672-8013

567 Newtown Road
Warminster, PA 18974


Vislosky, Jan

Fax: 215-736-0809

9187 New Falls Road
Fallsington, PA 19054


Senior MDJ
Official MDJ TBD

Fax: 215-736-0835

31 E. Cleveland Avenue
Morrisville, PA 19067

07-1-12 Falcone, Joseph P. 215-741-3501
Fax: 215-741-3503
3237 Bristol Road
Suite 100-101
Bensalem, PA 19020


Benz, William J.

Fax: 215-322-7371

60 Township Road
Richboro, PA 18954


Douple, Mark D.

Fax: 215-343-7964

1277 Almshouse Road
Warrington, PA 18976




705 West Market Street
Perkasie, PA 18944****


Lisa J. Gaier

Fax; 215-536-6966

281 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951


Petrucci, Michael W

Fax; 215-968-5886

28 North State Street
Newtown, PA 18940


Armitage, Regina

Fax: 215-230-7276

962 Town Center
New Britain, PA 18901


Snow, Maggie

Fax: 215-345-7527

4001 Durham Road (Rt 413)
Doylestown, PA 18902

07-3-02 Seaman, Jean 215-343-0627
Fax: 215-343-0629
1720 Kendarbren Drive
Suite 711
Jamison, PA 18929


Gary Gambardella

Fax: 610-847-8497

276 Tabor Road
Ottsville, PA 18942

** ATTENTION: DC 07-1-06 has closed, and all business has relocated to:
       DC 07-1-07
       142 Centre Street
       Penndel, PA 19047
 All hearings will be held and all payments shall be made at this location. Payments will no longer be accepted at 1500 Desire Avenue, Feasterville.  All checks/money orders should now be payable to: DC 07-1-07.

****ATTENTION: DC 07-2-03 has closed, and all business has been relocated to:

DC 07-2-05
281 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951
(215) 536-9650
 OR DC 07-2-08
962 Town Center
New Britain, PA 18901
(215) 230-7265

All hearings will be held and all payments shall be made to one of these locations.  Please see attached orders to determine which location you case has been assigned. All new filings for these venue changes are effective November  1, 2017.  Payments will no longer be accepted at DC 07-2-03 after December 8, 2017.  After this date all checks and money orders should be made out to the new location.

For General information on District Courts, contact Bucks County Court Administration:

Robert D. Pollock
Deputy Court Adm/Minor Judiciary
Office of the Court Administrator – Minor Judiciary
Bucks County Justice Center
100 North Main Street, 2nd Floor
Doylestown, PA 18901