What are the duties of the Prothonotary?

The 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:
Change of Name
Custody
District Court Appeals
Divorce
Driver’s License Suspension Appeals
Landlord-Tenant
Federal Income Tax Liens
Judgments
Mechanics Liens
Medical Malpractice
Personal Injury
Protection From Abuse (PFA)

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1. Where can I find filing fees?
2. What are the duties of the Prothonotary?
3. What are the hours of the Prothonotary Office?
4. What method of payment is accepted by the Prothonotary?
5. Are docket entries available on-line?
6. Can I conduct a search for civil suits or liens on the website?
7. Can I file a pleading by faxing it to the office?
8. I need to file for Custody. How do I start the process?
9. I need to file a Protection from Abuse? How do I do that?
10. How can I obtain a copy of my Divorce Decree?
11. Can I get a copy of my Marriage License at the Prothonotary’s?
12. Why is a lien or judgment that is paid still appearing on my credit report?
13. When I file something through the mail, how do I get the paperwork back?
14. Can I have copies of my paperwork made in the Prothonotary’s Office?
15. I purchased documents from your site less than 24 hours ago. Why can’t I view them?
16. Document Viewing: Troubleshooting