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The Forty-sixth Judicial District of Pennsylvania has a compliment of four Magisterial District Courts within its boundaries.  Magisterial District Courts (or District Courts) are commonly referred to as the “Minor Judiciary” or the “People’s Courts.”  In many instances, District Courts will be a person’s only interaction with the Pennsylvania Judiciary, as most minor legal claims and disputes are settled or resolved at the District Court level. 

Each Magisterial District Judge (formerly known as a “District Justice” or a “Justice of the Peace”) is elected to a six-year term, is a state employee, and is subject to the Rules of Judicial Conduct.  The four District Court locations are staffed by a single Magisterial District Judge and a compliment of staff, depending upon the needs of that specific court.

District Judges have jurisdiction over summary offenses, matters arising under the Landlord and Tenant Act, civil claims in assumpsit (contract) 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.

Listing of Magisterial District Judges and Court for Clearfield County:

Honorable Patrick N. Ford
Magisterial District Judge

District Court 46-3-01 (DuBois)
309 Maple Avenue
DuBois, PA  15801-2307



Directions to District Court 46-3-01:    Click Here
Honorable Richard A. Ireland
Magisterial District Judge

District Court 46-3-02 (Clearfield)
900 Leonard Street
Clearfield, PA  16830



Directions to District Court 46-3-02:    Click Here
Honorable Jerome M. Nevling
Magisterial District Judge

District Court 46-3-03 (Kylertown)
P.O. Box 210
131 Rolling Stone Road
Kylertown, PA  16847-0210



Directions to District Court 46-3-03:    Click Here
Honorable James L. Hawkins
Magisterial District Judge

District Court 46-3-04 (Houtzdale)
P.O. Box 362
251 Spring Street, Suite 3
Houtzdale, PA  16651-0362



Directions to District Court 46-3-04:    Click Here