Rule 1514. Filing and Service of the Petition for Review.
(a) Filing with the prothonotary. The petition for review, with proof of service required by Subdivision (c) of this rule, shall be filed with the prothonotary of the appellate court in person or by first class, express, or priority United States Postal Service mail.
If the petition for review is filed by first class, express, or priority United States Postal Service mail, the petition shall be deemed received by the prothonotary for the purposes of Rule 121(a) (filing) on the date deposited in the United States mail, shown on a United States Postal Service Form 3817, Certificate of Mailing, or other similar United States Postal Service form from which the date of deposit can be verified. The certificate of mailing or other similar Postal Service form from which the date of deposit can be verified shall be cancelled by the Postal Service and shall show the docket number of the matter in the government unit, and shall be either enclosed with the petition or separately mailed to the prothonotary.
Upon actual receipt of the petition for review, the prothonotary shall immediately:
(1) stamp it with the date of actual receipt. That date, or the date of earlier deposit in the United States mail as prescribed in this subdivision, shall constitute the date of filing;
(2) assign a docket number to the petition for review; and
(3) give written notice of the docket number assignment in person or by first class mail to the government unit that made the determination sought to be reviewed, to the petitioner, and to the other persons named in the proof of service accompanying the petition.
(b) Fee. The petitioner, upon filing the petition for review, shall pay any fees therefor as set by law or general rule.
(c) Service. A copy of the petition for review shall be served by the petitioner in person or by certified mail on the government unit that made the determination sought to be reviewed. In matters involving the Commonwealth, the petitioner shall similarly serve a copy upon the Attorney General of Pennsylvania. Where there is more than one respondent, the petitioner shall separately serve each one. All other parties before the government unit that made the determination sought to be reviewed shall be served as prescribed by Rule 121(b) (service of all papers required).
(d) Entry of appearance. Upon the filing of the petition for review, the prothonotary shall note on the docket as counsel for the petitioner the name of counsel, if any, set forth in or endorsed upon the petition for review, and, as counsel for other parties, counsel, if any, named in the proof of service. The prothonotary shall, upon praecipe of any such counsel for other parties, filed within 30 days after filing of the petition, strike off or correct the record of appearances. Thereafter a counsels appearance for a party may not be withdrawn without leave of court, unless another lawyer has entered or simultaneously enters an appearance for the party.
See the Official Note to Rule 1112 (appeals by allowance) for an explanation of the procedure when Form 3817 or other similar United States Postal Service form from which the date of deposit can be verified is used.
The petition for review must be served on the government unit that made the determination in question. Rule 102 defines government unit as including any court or other officer or agency of the unified judicial system. Thus, a petition for review of a trial court order must be served on the judge who issued the order.
Service on the Attorney General shall be made at: Strawberry Square, Harrisburg, PA 17120.
The provisions of this Rule 1514 amended through December 16, 1983, effective December 16, 1983, 13 Pa.B. 3998; amended July 7, 1997, effective in 60 days, 27 Pa.B. 3503; amended March 15, 2004, effective 60 days after adoption, 34 Pa.B. 1670; amended July 8, 2004, effective 60 days after adoption, 34 Pa.B. 3862; amended September 10, 2008, effective December 1, 2008, 38 Pa.B. 5257. Immediately preceding text appears at serial pages (305157) to (305158).
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