Complaint Forms

To submit a complaint form, complete the complaint form and be sure to include as much information as possible. You will need to have some identifying information about the person you allege committed a crime (full name, date of birth, address, etc.).

Then contact the Magistrate’s office where the alleged crime occurred and inquire about the day and time an area prosecutor is scheduled to be there. For City of Pittsburgh residents, the Magistrate would be at the Municipal Courts Building, 660 First Avenue on each Friday from 9:30 am – 2:00pm.

Bring copies of all evidence along with the complaint form to the Magistrate’s office.

The area prosecutor will review the complaint and evidence to determine if charges are warranted. You will be notified if there is insufficient evidence to proceed.

Please note that if you submitted a compliant form electronically through the District Attorney’s website, you will have to resubmit following these instructions.