Landlord Tenant Appeals


How To Appeal Evictions:

  • Tenant has ten days from date of District Judge’s decision to appeal judgment if they wish to stay on property. 

    • If requesting an appeal more than 10 days from Magisterial District Judge's eviction decision:  

    • Individuals can check the Bucks County Law Library for information about filing a Petition for nunc pro tunc 

  • Access appeal form by visiting Notice Of Appeal From Magisterial District Judge Judgement
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  • The judgment must be from a Bucks County District Judge. 
  • Tenant must include copy of District Judge’s decision (notice of judgment transcript) along with the participants list 
  • Filing Fee: $ 263.00

Rent to be posted:  

  • The lesser amount of either three months’ rent or current arrears as stated on judgment.  This also must be             paid with cash, check or money order time of filing appeal. 
  •  Rent is due to Prothonotary Office every 30 days from date of filing appeal. 
  • If filing Section 8 - Tenant will pay 1/3 of current month’s rent at time of filing appeal and 2/3 of current month’s rent 20 days later.

Financial Assistance:

An In Forma Pauperis (IFP) is available for individuals that may qualify  IFP Form

Additional Resources:

Legal Aide of Southeastern PA
Bucks County - Bristol Office
1290 Veterans Hwy, Box 809
Bristol, PA 19007

Phone: 215-781-1111
Fax: 215-781-1116

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Bucks County Bar Association 
135 East State Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Phone: 215-348-9413
Fax: 215-348-3277

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