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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 Mark Levy
Mark Levy

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

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