Rule 1007. Commencement of Action.
An action may be commenced by filing with the prothonotary:
(1) a praecipe for a writ of summons, or
(2) a complaint.
For the form of the writ of summons, see Rule 1351.
See Rule 205.5 governing the requirement for filing a cover sheet with the pleading commencing the action.
Rule 2005(b) does not authorize the filing of a praecipe for a writ of summons if an unknown defendant is to be identified by a Doe designation.
The provisions of this Rule 1007 amended July 18, 1991, effective January 1, 1992, 21 Pa.B. 3399; amended February 25, 2010, effective in ninety days, 40 Pa.B. 1395; amended January 24, 2019, effective April 1, 2019, 49 Pa.B. 608. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (381077) and (348251).
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