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HARRISBURG—The Administrative Office of Pennsylvania is taking steps to ensure that the retention of electronic magisterial district court case records be consistent with the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania’s Record Retention and Disposition Schedule with Guidelines, beginning April 1. The Supreme Court’s schedule standardized the retention of official court records and generally requires:
For example, magisterial district court records concerning a conviction for a minor traffic offense will no longer be available in paper or electronic record form three years following final payment of all court assessments.
Per an Order of Court dated August 18, 2010, Westmoreland County Rule of Judicial Administration WJ510 is adopted and effective 30 days after publication in The Pennsylvania Bulletin.
Click here to view the order and full text of the rule change.