PLEASE NOTE: The Prothonotary's Office is closed to walk-in visitors UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Parties may email their filings to firstname.lastname@example.org but must also mail their originals within 5 days.
The email above is not intended for "e-filing". Our office currently does not have the capability to process any filing as an e-filing. If you send a filing via the email address, we will print it out and timestamp it that day. We will only print out a complete email filing that is within 20 pages.
If a party has an interest in filing a PFA, they must call the office to set up a time to come in on that day.
There is a drop box available for dropping off filings, otherwise it will need to be mailed.
Forms for those filing any divorce or custody matter can be found at:
*Divorce proceedings - read "divorce procedure" to choose correct forms and follow the step by step instructions.
All filing fees for self-represented parties will be CASH OR MONEY ORDER ONLY. No personal checks are accepted.
We would encourage anyone with a case in the Prothonotary’s office to contact the office via telephone at (717) 261-3858.
The Prothonotary's office files all civil documents, divorces, custody, protection from abuse (PFA) and judgements.
This office is not permitted to issue legal advice or procedures, please consult your attorney for any legal questions.
Forms may not be available in some cases.
For instructions and forms for Divorce and Custody matters, please use the following website. www.pacourts.us/learn/representing-yourself/