Court Records / E-Filing Civil & Criminal
Register of Wills Cases
Pennsylvania's Unified Judicial System
Magisterial District Courts Dockets
The Montgomery County Prothonotary Office has developed an electronic case filing system (e-filing) allowing attorneys and parties to electronically file civil documents and receive a response regarding the status of their filing(s).
Electronic filing allows the filer to send documents 24/7 from any location with Internet access up until 11:59 p.m. and still meet a filing deadline. The system is not mandatory. Pleadings and other legal papers can still be filed in the traditional manner by delivery to the courthouse during normal business hours.
An emergency petition should be filed in person at the Norristown office. They should not be e-filed or submitted to the Willow Grove Annex.
Register of Wills
The Register of Wills has jurisdiction over the probate of wills and the granting of letters of administration. The office is also agent for the state in the collection of inheritance taxes, averaging more than $80 million annually. Accounts of administrators and executors are received by the register of wills.