Magisterial District Courts

In Greene County, there are three magisterial districts strategically located throughout the County. Each district is served by an elected Magisterial District Judge who serves a six-year term. The Magisterial District Judges are regulated by the Supreme Court of Pennsylvania and the office of District Court Administration. 

Criminal cases heard by Magisterial District Courts include summary offenses, preliminary hearings,  DUI cases,  third-degree misdemeanors, local ordinance violations, and dog, fish, and game violations. Judges in Greene County Magisterial District Courts are referred to as "Magisterial District Judges,". The minor courts are the first level of Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System and are a non-record court. 

Magisterial District Judges decide whether the defendant is guilty or innocent in all cases except criminal cases. In criminal cases, the Magisterial District Judges hold preliminary hearings and determine whether there is sufficient evidence to hold the case for further proceedings at the trial court. 

Magisterial District Judges hear Civil cases up to $12,000, landlord/tenant cases, and vehicle code violations.

The Magisterial District Judges can also perform a marriage ceremony. 

Judge David Balint 
13-3-01 Western District
Commission Expires 1st Monday of January, 2024
(Aleppo, Center, Freeport, Gilmore, Gray, Jackson, 
Morris, Perry, Richill, Springhill, Washington, Wayne and Whiteley Townships
and Waynesburg Borough)

144 West High Street, Waynesburg, PA 15370 

Phone: 724-627-8961 / Fax: 724- 627-7134

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., Monday—Friday 

Staff Contacts: 

Randi Chambers –

Judith Rush –

Janice Lahew –


Judge Thomas W. Ankrom, II
13-3-02 Central District
Commission Expires 1st Monday of January, 2024
( Franklin, Jefferson and Morgan Townships
and Clarksville and Jefferson Boroughs)

Greene County Airport, Suite 203 
417 East Roy Furman Highway, Waynesburg, PA 15370 

Phone: 724-852-1440 / Fax: 724-852-5322 

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m.—4:00 p.m., Monday—Friday 

Staff Contacts:

Mary Ann Fuller –

Sandra Tarasi –


Judge Lee Watson
13-3-03 Eastern District
Commission Expires 1st Monday of January, 2026
(Cumberland, Dunkard, Greene, Monongahela Townships, 
and Carmichaels, Greensboro, and Rices Landing Boroughs)

100-D Park Avenue, Carmichaels, PA 15320

Phone: 724- 966- 2450 / Fax: 724-966-8595

Office Hours: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday-Friday

Staff Contacts:

Kalleen Vannicola –

Michael Gashie –

Ashley Guthrie -
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