County Court of Common Pleas

The Court of Common Pleas of Chester County is a general jurisdiction trial court located in West Chester, Pennsylvania. The Honorable Jacqueline C. Cody is the President Judge of the Court of Common Pleas of Chester County.There are 14 full time judges and 4 senior judges. The judges hear a wide spectrum of cases, including adult and juvenile criminal prosecutions, lawsuits involving money or property, divorce, custody disputes, child support issues, adoptions, and estates.

In addition to court staff and Court Administration, the court supervises Adult Probation, Juvenile Probation, Domestic Relations, Bail Agency, Court Reporters, and the Law Library. The Court oversees and provides administrative services to the 17 magisterial district court offices that comprise the Magisterial District Court system in Chester County.
A view of the front of the Court of Common Pleas in Chester County
NOTICE: Due to construction, the Law Library has been temporarily re-located to the 4th floor, Suite 4110, in the Justice Center. During construction, resources may be limited. To check on the availability of a specific publication, call the Law Library at 610-344-6166.


Chester County citizens are being targeted by bogus phone calls threatening arrest for failing to report for jury service in Chester County Court.
  • All such calls are bogus
  • Do not send money as directed
  • Do not provide financial or sensitive personal information as directed
The Chester County Court does not require anyone to provide sensitive information in a telephone call. The Chester County Court does not require anyone to purchase any kind of monetary device to avoid arrest.