Click to Home
How Do I?
Go To Search
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.

Prothonotary Levy's Newsletter, Progress in 2014

Attention - New State Fee Increase
Please be advised that effective August 8, 2014 the filing fee for all initial filings will increase by $12.00. The Commonwealth of Pennsylvania already collects a portion of all filing fees paid to this office. On July 10, 2014 Governor Corbett signed Acts 113 and 126 of 2014, as enacted by The General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Together, these acts increase the fees on initial filings by a total of $12.00. Please see attached for a list of all affected fees.

Prothonotary Mark Levy
Mark Levy

Office of the Prothonotary
P.O. BOX 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311
Get Directions

Ph: 610-278-3360

Monday - Friday
8:30 a.m. - 4:15 p.m.

Passport Office Hours
Monday – Friday
9:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

Willow Grove Hours
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Willow Grove Passport Hours
9:00 a.m. - 3:45 p.m.

E-File Now
Willow Grove Office Closures
The Willow Grove Prothonotary's Office will be closed on Thursday, 4/16, Friday. 4/17, and Monday, 4/20 from 1pm - 2pm.
For e-filing assistance, please dial 610-278-3361.
View All