About the Department
The Clerk of Courts is the clerk of the criminal court and retains custody of all original cases. The office maintains a computerized index and docket in which a record is kept of all documents filed in each case.
Court costs and restitution are assessed and collected for each case. These court-related costs are distributed in accordance with the law to the appropriate municipal, county, and state offices and restitution victims.
Responsibilities & Services
The office is responsible for the collection of bail money and its return to the surety upon completion of court action.
The office maintains miscellaneous records and dockets relating to the division of election districts, the appointment of election officials, constables, and private detectives.
Public access to case information is available in the Clerk of Courts' office during normal business hours: 8:30 a.m. to 4:15 p.m., Monday through Friday. Criminal history information is also available through Court records on the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System website.