UPDATE: The following update was shared by District Judge Alan Mege March 25.
District Court 03-2-04 has received calls regarding whether a person must attend a hearing since Gov. Wolf implemented a stay-at-home order which covers Northampton County.
All cases with a hearing scheduled to be heard at the Court through April 14, 2020 have been continued. You should NOT be reporting to the Court for a hearing. So a stay-at-home order will not change anything as you should not be reporting to the Court for a hearing anyway.
No matter your participant role (Defendant, Plaintiff, Victim, Witness, Affiant, Counsel) or type of case (Civil, Traffic, NT Summary Criminal, Landlord-Tenant, Criminal) your case will be continued and you will be mailed a new hearing notice. If you wish to confirm the same, please feel free to call the Court at 610-865-4010.
Please be patient. We have nearly a month’s worth of cases to continue and some scheduling has to be coordinated with various offices or departments that may not be operating at full staff.
Magisterial District Judge Alan R. Mege, Esq.
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Note: The following announcement related to the ongoing coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic is from Northampton County Magisterial District Judge Alan Mege, who presides over District Court 03-2-04 in Lower Saucon Township.
District Court 03-2-04, serving the Borough of Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township, is closed to the public pursuant to Order of Court.
The Court remains open to answer calls (610-865-4010), faxes (610-865-4361), e-mail and mail, as well as handle required matters.
Pursuant to Order of Court:
– We are unable to accept payments made in person at the Court. All payments must be by mail (check or money order) or via the online system (credit or debit card) here.
– As always, if you are having difficulty meeting your payment plan requirements, contact the Court and we will work with you.
– All Civil (CV), Landlord-Tenant (LT), Traffic (TR) and Summary Criminal (NT) hearings scheduled through April 14, 2020 will be continued to a new date. A new hearing notice will be mailed shortly.
– All weddings are postponed and cannot be scheduled until after April 14, 2020.
– All Civil (CV) and Landlord-Tenant (NT) Complaints will be returned to sender.
– No evictions or property executions (aka sheriff sales) will be scheduled.
To see the full text of the orders, please go to NCCPA.org. Please visit this website to view any changes to the dates listed herein.
I will keep the residents of Hellertown and Lower Saucon updated as we receive additional Orders of Court.
Magisterial District Judge Alan R. Mege, Esq., Northampton County District Court 03-2-04