Prothonotary

Duties of the Prothonotary


The Prothonotary is the elected civil clerk of the Court of Common Pleas and is responsible for recording all civil procedures before the court. This official signs and seals all writs and processes numerous other documents of the Court of Common Pleas.

The Office of Prothonotary is responsible for the recording and filing of legal papers of a widely diversified character such as:
  • Administers oaths and affirmations
  • Change of name
  • Custody
  • District Justice appeals
  • Divorce
  • Driver’s license suspension appeals
  • Federal income tax liens
  • Judgments
  • Mechanics liens
  • Medical malpractice
  • Personal injury
  • Protection from abuse
  • School audits

This office also processes passport applications.


Origin of Prothonotary


The word Prothonotary is a Latin word meaning “first, chief or highest administrator” and the title dates back to the Court of Rome.

Montgomery County Passport Day


Saturday, October 15, 2016 - 10AM-3PM
Take advantage of this special day to get routine and expedited applications. No appointment necessary. Additional information is available in the Passports section of this website.

Newsletters


 Prothonotary Levy's Newsletter, Progress in 2015
 

Services Offered

Civil Records 610-278-3364
Divorce Records 610-278-3344
Electronic Filing 610-278-3361
Filing Civil Cases 610-278-3361
Name Change 610-278-3361
Naturalization Information 610-278-3857
Notary Certification 610-278-3361
Passports 610-278-3783
Protection From Abuse 610-278-1191