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PA Bulletin, Doc. No. 10-1243



Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania: Official Case Records of the Magisterial District Courts; Amendment of Local Rule 6 of Lancaster County Rules for Magisterial District Judges; CPJ. No. 7, Page 1357; No. AD 10 AD 2010

[40 Pa.B. 3823]
[Saturday, July 10, 2010]

Administrative Order

And Now, this 16th day of June, 2010, pursuant to the Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania: Official Case Records of the Magisterial District Courts adopted by the Pennsylvania Supreme Court effective July 1, 2010, it is hereby Ordered that existing Local Rule 6 of the Lancaster County Rules for Magisterial District Judges is amended and adopted as follows:

 In accordance with Rule of Judicial Administration 103(c), the Lancaster County Clerk of Court is directed to file ten (10) certified copies of this Order and Rule with the Administrative Office of Pennsylvania Courts.

 This order shall become effective thirty (30) days after publication in the Pennsylvania Bulletin.

By the Court

President Judge

Rule 6. Fees.

A. Fee Schedule for Responding to Public Access Requests

 The following fees shall be charged to the public in response to requests for public access to the official case records of the magisterial district courts:

 (1) Photocopies per page—$.25

 (2) Staff time required to respond to a public access request—No fee for the first hour of staff time. After the first hour, the fee shall be $6 per 1/4 hour with a minimum of 1/4 hour.

 (3) Actual postage costs incurred by the court.

 (4) Fees under this paragraph may be waived by the court if the magisterial district judge determines that the requestor is indigent.

B. Remittals of Collected Fees

 Fees received pursuant to Paragraph A above, and any notary fees received by any magisterial district judge or any staff member for affidavits, oaths, acknowledgments, or other similar services, regardless of where such services were performed, shall be remitted to the County of Lancaster.

[Pa.B. Doc. No. 10-1243. Filed for public inspection July 9, 2010, 9:00 a.m.]

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