Note: The following update was provided to Saucon Source by Magisterial District Judge Alan Mege, who presides over District Court 03-2-04 in Lower Saucon Township, Northampton County. Many district court matters are on hold or otherwise impacted by the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. For further details, contact the court.
District Court 03-2-04, serving the Borough of Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township, is closed to the public pursuant to Order of Court, effective 8:30 a.m. April 20, 2020, and ending 4:30 p.m. May 31, 2020.
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 (via check or money order) or via the online system (credit or debit card) at https://ujsportal.pacourts.us/payonline.aspx.
- 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 and most Criminal (CR) hearings scheduled through May 31, 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 May 31, 2020.
- Civil (CV) Complaints sent via mail will be accepted for filing, but Landlord-Tenant (NT) complaints will be returned to sender.
- No evictions will take place until after April 30, 2020.
- No property property executions (aka constable/sheriff sales) will be scheduled until after May 31, 2020.
- Everyone entering the District Court must wear a mask. If you are not wearing a mask, you will not be allowed in the building. This is in effect until further Order of Court.
To see the full text of Administrative Order 17-2020, please go to NCCPA.org. Please visit the website to view any changes to the dates listed herein.
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 over two months ‘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.
I will keep the residents of Hellertown and Lower Saucon Township updated as we receive additional Orders of Court.
MDJ Alan R. Mege, Esq.