Before entering the Prothonotary's office, you must have a mask on. Please use the hand sanitizer provided before you approach the counter. No children 12 years old or younger are permitted in the Prothonotary's office at anytime. Only 3 individuals are allowed to file at one time. Non-filing individuals must wait in the hallway or outside. Attorney's coming into the Prothonotary's office to file paperwork, must tell their clients to wait in the hallway. Thank you for your understanding and patience.
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.
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/