District Magistrate
Skip navigation links
About Us
On-line Forms
Skip navigation links
Clerk of Courts
District Attorney
Domestic Relations
Judges Chambers
Magisterial District Judges
Orphans Court
Probation and Parole

Magisterial District Judges
Perry County > Departments / Offices > Courts > District Magistrate

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday

Magisterial District Court is the first level of judicial authority in Pennsylvania and is the court where most people experience the judicial system for the first time. Magisterial District Judges handle all traffic cases, other minor criminal cases and civil cases involving amounts up to $12,000. Magisterial District Judges also set bail and conduct preliminary hearings in misdemeanor and felony criminal cases to determine if the cases should be dismissed or transferred to the Court of Common Pleas for further proceedings. There are three Magisterial District Judges located in offices throughout Perry County. They are elected to six-year terms and are employees of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.


  • District Justices
  • Elizabeth Frownfelter
  • District Justices
  • Daniel McGuire
  • District Justices
  • Michael Schechterly



Perry Plan final.pdfPerry Plan final

 Content Editor Web Part ‭[3]‬