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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 Levy's Newsletter, Progress in 2014

Services Offered
 Civil Records  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

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 Office
102 York Road, Suite 302
Willow Grove, PA 19090-3286
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
E-filing system updates
Due to system updates, E-filing will be unavailable on Wednesday February 10, 2016 from 7:00pm-11:00pm. We apologize for any inconvenience.
Willow Grove Office Closures
The Willow Grove Prothonotary closing 1:00 – 2:00pm for lunch Friday 2/12/2016
For e-filing assistance, please dial 610-278-3361.
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