How do I look up an eviction court case online?

  • Most eviction cases are in Municipal Court.
  • Go to fjdclaims.phila.gov
  • Click “Login As Public User”
  • Enter the text in the image and click “I Accept”
  • Click “Search”
  • For Type, select “Defendant” and for Case Type, select “LT Landlord/Tenant” and for Search, type your name and click “Go!”
  • Click on the case number that includes your landlord’s name and your name. If you do not find your case, try alternate spellings of your name.
  • Enter the text in the image again and click “Continue”
  • The court docket for each LT case shows the Plaintiff (Landlord) and the Defendant (Tenant). Scroll down to find the most important Docket Entries including:
    • Landlord Tenant Complaint (Usually entry #1)
    • Exhibit (Usually entry #7 or #8)
    • Any Continuances or Judgments (Usually entry #10 or below)
  • To better understand any eviction case, consult an attorney.