Magisterial District Courts are the first tier of Bucks County’s judicial system. An elected Judge runs the court in each of the 18 “district courts” spread throughout the county.  These courts are located conveniently across the county, within the communities they serve.

MDJ’s, as they are known, handle a wide range of issues. According to the Bucks County official website, their MDJs “are responsible for adjudicating all traffic and non-traffic citations as well as processing criminal and private criminal complaints inclusive of arraignments and preliminary hearings, the handling of civil and landlord tenant complaints up to a jurisdictional limit of $12,000.”

For criminal matters, ranging from parking violations through the initial phases of murder charges, defendants are afforded the opportunity for a preliminary hearing. Charges at these can be dismissed, waived to court or held for court and referred to the Court of Common Pleas (located at 100 N Main St, Doylestown, PA 18901).

QUICK LINKS: MDJ Offices in Surrounding Counties: Montgomery County

These courts are spread throughout the County to provide the public easier access.

Source: Bucks County Official Website

Individuals may represent themselves for matters at the MDJ level. In some cases, for example criminal preliminary hearings, individuals may even waive their right to a hearing at this level and proceed to the Bucks County Court of Common Pleas.

While within the rights of the individual to take either self-representation or waiving these hearings, it is not suggested to forego having an experienced lawyer involved and present.

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Particularly in criminal matters, Preliminary Hearings can provide a chance to have charges dismissed or reduced. Further, the hearing itself can be a crucial opportunity for you attorney to meet with the county prosecutors and get on-the-record statements from police officers which can significantly improve a defendant’s prospects if a case moves forward to the Court of Common Pleas.

As a guide, here is a list of MDJ Offices listed by regional code.(Note: This information was up to date as of a January 1, 2018 official release by the Bucks County Administrative Court).

Bensalem: Magistrate Hon. Michael W. Gallagher, District 07-1-01

District Includes: Parts of Bensalem (Lower East, Lower West, Lower Middle, Upper West)

Address: 2404 Byberry Road, Bensalem, PA 19020

Phone: 215-638-1040 / Fax: 215-638-0135


Bristol: Magistrate Hon. Frank W. Peranteau, Sr, District 07-1-02

District Includes: Bristol Borough and parts of Bristol Township

Address: 501 Bath Street, Bristol, PA 19007

Phone: 215-785-3521 / Fax: 215-785-0816


Bristol: Magistrate Hon. Joanne V. Kline, District 07-1-03

District Includes: Parts of Bristol Township

Address: 3030 Bath Road, Bristol, PA 19007

Phone: 215-788-5561 / Fax: 215-788-5568


Levittown: Magistrate Hon. Robert L. Wagner, Jr., District 07-1-04

District Includes: Parts of Bristol Township and Tullytown Borough

Address: 7325 New Falls Road, Levittown, PA 19055

Phone: 215-943-9414 / Fax: 215-943-9454

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Feasterville: District 07-1-06 – CLOSED**

**This court has been closed. All business has been relocated to DC 07-1-7 in Penndel.


Penndel: Magistrate Hon. Daniel Baranoski, District 07-1-07

District Includes: Hulmeville Borough, Langhorne Borough, Langhorne Manor Borough, Lower Southampton Township (formerly 07-1-06), parts of Middletown Township Lower and Upper, Penndel Borough

Address: 142 Centre Street, Penndel, PA 19047

Phone: 215-757-6761 / Fax: 215-757-2284


Levittown: Magistrate Hon. John J. Kelly, Jr., District 07-1-08

District Includes: Parts of Middletown Township

Address: 2661 Trenton Road, Levittown, PA 19056-1491

Phone: 215-946-5450 / Fax: 215-946-5459


Warminster: Magistrate Hon. Daniel J. Finello, Jr., District 07-1-09

District Includes: Ivyland Borough, Warminster Township

Address: 567 Newtown Road, Warminster, PA 18974

Phone: 215-672-5853 / Fax: 215-672-8013


Fallsington: Magistrate Hon. Jan Vislosky, District 07-1-10

District Includes: Falls Township

Address: 9187 New Falls Road, Fallsington, PA 19054

Phone: 215-736-0231 / Fax: 215-736-0809


Morrisville: Magistrate Hon. Senior MDJ, Official MDJ TBD, District 07-1-11

District Includes: Lower Makefield Township, Morrisville Borough, Yardley Borough

Address: 31 E. Cleveland Avenue, Morrisville, PA 19067

Phone: 215-736-1121 / Fax: 215-736-0835

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Bensalem: Magistrate Hon. Joseph P. Falcone, District 07-1-12

District Includes: Parts of Bensalem Township: parts of Lower East, Upper and Lower Middle

Address: 3237 Bristol Road, Suite 100-101, Bensalem, PA 19020

Phone: 215-741-3501/ Fax: 215-741-3503


Richboro: Magistrate Hon. William J. Benz, District 07-2-01

District Includes: Northampton Township, Upper Southampton Township

Address: 60 Township Road, Richboro, PA 18954

Phone: 215-322-0144 / Fax: 215-322-7371


Warrington: Magistrate Hon. Mark D. Douple, District 07-2-02

District Includes: Doylestown Borough, Doylestown Township

Address: 1277 Almshouse Road, Warrington, PA 18976

Phone: 215-343-7961/ Fax: 215-343-7964


Perkasie: District 07-2-03 – CLOSED****

District Includes: East Rockhill Township, Perkasie Borough, Sellersville Borough, Telford Borough, West Rockhill Township

****All business for this court has been moved to either DC 07-02-05 in Quakertown or DC 07-2-08 in New Britain


Quakertown: Magistrate Hon. Lisa J. Gaier, Esq, District 07-2-05

District Includes: Milford Township, Quakertown Borough, Richland Township, Richlandtown Borough, Trumbauersville Borough

Address: 281 California Road, Quakertown, PA 18951

Phone: 215-536-9650 / Fax; 215-536-6966


Newtown: Magistrate Hon. Michael W. Petrucci, District 07-2-07

District Includes: Newtown Borough, Newtown Township, Upper Makefield Township, Wrightstown Township

Address: 28 North State Street, Newtown, PA 18940

Phone: 215-968-1657 / Fax; 215-968-5886


New Britain: Magistrate Hon. Regina Armitage, District 07-2-08

District Includes: Chalfont Borough, Hilltown Township, New Britain Borough, New Britain Township, Silverdale Borough

Address: 962 Town Center, New Britain, PA 18901

Phone: 215-230-7265 / Fax: 215-230-7276


Doylestown: Magistrate Hon. Maggie Snow, District 07-3-01

District Includes: Buckingham Township, New Hope Borough, Solebury Township

Address: 4001 Durham Road (Rt 413), Doylestown, PA 18902

Phone: 215-345-7516 / Fax: 215-345-7527

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Jamison: Magistrate Hon. Jean Seaman, District 07-3-02

District Includes: Warrington Township, Warwick Township

Address: 1720 Kendarbren Drive, Suite 711, Jamison, PA 18929

Phone: 215-343-0627/ Fax: 215-343-0629


Ottsville: Magistrate Hon. Gary Gambardella, District 07-3-03

District Includes: Bedminster Township, Bridgeton Township, Dublin Borough, Durham Township, Haycock Township, Nockamixon Township, Plumstead Township, Riegelsville Borough, Springfield Township, Tinicum Township

Address: 276 Tabor Road, Ottsville, PA 18942

Phone: 610-847-5164 / Fax: 610-847-8497

For updated logistical information about the Bucks County MDJs, contact Robert D. Pollock, Deputy Court Adm/Minor Judiciary, located at 100 North Main Street, 2nd Floor, Doylestown, PA 18901.

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