Civil Complaints and Landlord/Tenant cases not exceeding $12,000 can be filed in the magisterial district court. Amounts over $12,000 must be filed at the Common Pleas Court.

General Instructions:
  • All Complaints must be timely filed.
  • Complaints can be typed or legibly printed in blue or black ink. You can obtain a copy of the Complaint forms at the District Court or by clicking on the links below.
  • Do not alter this form; it is a one-page document. If you need additional space for the description, please continue this on a separate piece of paper.
  • Be sure to include a date when the transaction took place.
  • Either the Defendant may live, or the transaction must have taken place in Antrim Township or the Borough of Greencastle
  • The District Court will complete the filing fees/service costs section of the Complaint when you file your Complaint.
  • If filing multiple complaints, separate checks will be required.
  • Failure to comply with all of the above will result in the Complaint being returned to the Plaintiff.
  • AOPC Document Number must be visible at the bottom of each Complaint filed.
Please refer to the FAQs or call the MDJ office regarding the complaint or hearing.

Civil Claims Forms:

Going to Court

Civil Complaint Form

Landlord Tenant Complaint

Authorization of Representative

Filing Costs:

2023 Civil Complaint Fees
Amount of Suit
Filing Fee
$0.00 - $500.00
$101.25 plus service costs *
$500.01 -
$121.25 plus service costs *
$2,000.01 -
$141.75 plus service costs *
$4,000.01 -
$192.25 plus service costs *
* Add $10.00 for certified mail postage per each complaint  OR Add $35.00 for Constable Service (instead of postage) for each address; and  Add $10.00 for Constable Service for each additional defendant for each complaint
* Contact the Court at 717-597-8581 before submitting your payment to ensure accuracy. 
2023 Landlord-Tenant Fees: (for Landlords only)
Amount of Suit
Filing Fee
$0.00 – $2,000.00
$166.25 *
$2,000.01 - $4,000.00
$186.25 *
$4,000.01 - $12,000.00
$227.25 *
*for each additional defendant, add $10.00
Order of Possession
(this can be filed 11 days after judgment)
$130.00 for first defendant
$5.00 for each additional defendant
Order of Execution
(this can be filed 31 days after judgment)
$286.00 for first defendant
$5.00 for each additional defendant
Objection to Levy
contact your local MDJ office
updated 03//06/2023 

Please note:

Court Employees may not provide legal advice. If you need legal advice or representation, feel free to call Legal Services at 717.264.5354.

Click here to link to the AOPC website