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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 11-445


Title 255—LOCAL


Public Access Policy of The Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania: Official Case Records of the Magisterial District Court; No. 08-2750

[41 Pa.B. 1456]
[Saturday, March 19, 2011]

And Now, this 1st day of March, 2011, the Order heretofore issued by this Court on the 6th day of May, 2010, effective July 1, 2010, Is Hereby Amended In Toto and in place and stead substituted the following:

And Now, this 1st day of March, 2011, in accordance with the Judicial Code, 42 Pa.C.S. § 4301(b), and pursuant to the Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania: Official Case Records of the Magisterial District Courts adopted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court effective July 1, 2010, It Is Hereby Ordered that the following procedures shall be utilized to ensure a policy is in place to govern public access to the records of the Magisterial District Courts within the 32nd Judicial District.

 1. Fee Schedule

 (a) Copying per page—$.25

 (b) Preparing, copying and re-filing complex or voluminous requests will be Paid at the rate of $8.00 per 1/4 hour. (The definition of complex or voluminous requests may vary from Court to Court depending on factors such as Court resources and caseload).

 (c) No fee shall be charged for the initial 15 minutes of staff time required to respond to a Public Access Request.

 (d) Fees may be waived if the Court determines a requestor is indigent.

 (e) When fees are estimated at more than $100.00, then prepayment is required.

 (f) Fees paid for services rendered are nonrefundable.

 2. All denials for records shall be governed by Section 4.00(C) of the Supreme Court Public Access Policy and requestor can appeal such a denial to the Administrator of the Administrative Office for Magisterial District Judges, 100 West Front Street, Media, Pennsylvania 19063-3208

It Is Further Ordered that seven (7) certified copies of this Order shall be filed with the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts; that two (2) certified copies and one (1) diskette shall be filed with the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin; that one (1) certified copy shall be filed with the Civil Procedural Rules Committee of the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania; one (1) copy to the Delaware County Legal Journal for publication, and that one (1) copy shall be filed with the Office of Judicial Support—Civil—of the Court of Common Pleas of Delaware County.

 The effective date of this Order shall be March 30, 2011.

By the Court

President Judge

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 11-445. Filed for public inspection March 18, 2011, 9:00 a.m.]

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