Prothonotary

IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION REGARDING SERVICES:

OPEN FOR PFAs & EMERGENCY FILINGS ONLY: 

The Prothonotary’s Norristown Office (open 8:30am-4:15pm as of June 1, 2020) will be operating with a skeleton staff to process emergency filings which include Protections from Abuse (PFA). To obtain a PFA, petitioners should arrive no later than 12pm to ensure they are heard before the Court. 

NEW LANDLORD-TENANT OFFICE OPEN AS OF NOV. 2020:  

The Prothonotary has a new Landlord-Tenant office in One Montgomery Plaza (on Swede Street across from the Norristown Courthouse) to process Landlord-Tenant appeals. Tenants applying for financial assistance should arrive before 1pm. Please see Landlord-Tenant menu tab for more information.

ELECTRONIC FILING AND MAIL/DROPBOX FILINGS ACCEPTED:

Electronic filings and filings by mail or by dropbox (located in the Norristown Courthouse lobby) will still be accepted

QUESTIONS ABOUT EFILING & EFILING REJECTIONS? Email ProthyEfilingSupport@montcopa.org 

Our Willow Grove office will be closed until further notice. 

Passports services and the Filing Room are closed to the public. Please see below for certified copy request form.

Please visit https://montcopa.org/285/County-Courts for more details. Thank you for your understanding.

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

​PRESS RELEASES

Prothonotary’s Office Still Open to Process Protections from Abuse 4-23-2020
Noah Marlier Sworn In as Montgomery County Prothonotary 1-8-2020

This office also processes passport applications.
  

Services Offered


efiling & rejections questions
 
Civil Records

ProthyEfilingSupport@montcopa.org

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