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234 Pa. Code Rule 210. Return of Papers to Clerk.

Rule 210. Return of Papers to Clerk.

 The judicial officer to whom the warrant was returned shall file the search warrant, all supporting affidavits, and the inventory with the clerk of the court of common pleas of the judicial district in which the property was seized.


   See Rule 211 for the procedures when the search warrant affidavit(s) has been sealed.

   Unexecuted search warrants are not public records, see Rule 212(B), and therefore are not to be included in the criminal case file nor are they to be docketed.

   Official Note

   Rule 2010 adopted October 17, 1973, effective 60 days hence; amended September 3, 1993, effective January 1, 1994; renumbered Rule 210 and Comment revised March 1, 2000, effective April 1, 2001; amended October 22, 2013, effective January 1, 2014.

   Committee Explanatory Reports:

   Report explaining the September 3, 1993 amendments published at 21 Pa.B. 3681 (August 17, 1991).

   Final Report explaining the March 1, 2000 reorganization and renumbering of the rules published with the Court’s Order at 30 Pa.B. 1478 (March 18, 2000).

   Final Report explaining the October 22, 2013 revisions to the Comment regarding unexecuted search warrants published with the Court’s Order at 43 Pa.B. 6652 (November 9, 2013).


   The provisions of this Rule 210 amended October 22, 2013, effective January 1, 2014, 43 Pa.B. 6649. Immediately preceding text appears at serial page (264149).

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