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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 19-1579




Rules of Civil Procedure; Administrative Order Number 14 of 2019

[49 Pa.B. 6383]
[Saturday, October 26, 2019]

Order of Court

And Now, this 1st day of October, 2019, It Is Hereby Ordered that Adams County Rules of Civil Procedure 1915.3(a)(5) is Amended as follows:

Rule 1915.3. Commencement of Action. Complaint. Order.

 (a) Commencement of an Action. Filing.

 (5) The moving party shall pay the requisite filing fee and conciliator's fee upon the filing of a custody complaint or petition for modification of a custody order. A conciliator's fee shall not be paid with the filing of a petition to intervene or a petition for contempt for disobedience of a custody order, unless said petition is filed contemporaneously with a custody complaint or a petition for modification of custody. A conciliator's fee shall not be paid if a stipulated agreement is filed contemporaneously with a custody complaint or petition for modification of custody.

It Is Further Directed that:

 a. One copy of this Order shall be forwarded to the Administrative Office of the Pennsylvania Courts via e-mail to and to

 b. Upon notification from the AOPC that the local rule is not inconsistent with State Rules, file two (2) certified paper copies and one (1) electronic copy in a Microsoft Word format to with the Legislative Reference Bureau for publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin;

 c. A copy of the proposed local rule(s) shall be published on the 51st Judicial District website;

 d. This Order shall be filed in the Office of the Prothonotary of Adams County and a copy thereof shall be available at the Office of the Prothonotary and the Adams County Law Library for inspection and copying;

 e. The effective date of the local rule change described herein shall be 30 days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

By the Court

President Judge

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 19-1579. Filed for public inspection October 25, 2019, 9:00 a.m.]

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