Civil Law

Civil Law

Several Orders of Court in response to Covid-19 have been released that impact, Court. Please review the Local Rules page for more information

Please review the links below for access to forms and other information. The forms and packets are in PDF format and can be downloaded and printed.

Name Change

Packet - Change of Name of an Adult
Revision Date: 11/29/2011
This packet contains instructions and a model petition in order to ask the Court to change the name of an adult.

Packet - Change of Name of a Minor Child
Revision Date: 11/29/2011
This packet contains instructions and a model petition in order to ask the Court to change the name of a minor child.

Tax Assessment Appeals

Packet - Tax Assessment Appeal Procedures
Revision Date 12/19/2022
This packet contains procedures and a model Notice of Appeal to allow you to appeal to the Court a decision made by the Board of Assessment Appeals.

License Suspension/Revocation Appeal

Packet - License Suspension/Revocation Appeal Procedures
Revision Date: 12/19/2022
This packet is intended to help a party file an appeal from a suspension or revocation of your Pennsylvania driving privileges. It is not for use to appeal a summary conviction of a motor vehicle violation.

Notice to Defend (English and Spanish)

View Document



Contact Us

Adams County
Court Administration

Adams County Courthouse
117 Baltimore Street, 4th Floor
Gettysburg, PA 17325
717-337-9846
717-334-8817 (Fax) 

Court Administration Staff

Donald Fennimore
District Court Administrator

Donna Cassatt
Deputy District Court Administrator

Laura Rowland
Deputy District Court Administrator

Roy A. Keefer
Chief Tipstaff

Corrie Ondrizek 
Chief Court Reporter

Court Services

Court of Common Pleas Calendar

All Criminal Court convenes at 8:30 A.M. unless otherwise noted by Court Order.


Trial Calendar

Juror information for dates related to jury selection and specific jury trials.