Prothonotary

The Prothonotary’s Norristown Office (open 8:30am-4:15pm as of June 1, 2020) will be operating with a skeleton staff to process emergency filings which include Protections from Abuse. To obtain a PFA, petitioners should arrive no later than 12pm to ensure they are heard before the Court. Electronic filings and filings by mail will still be accepted. Our Willow Grove office will be closed until further notice. Passports services and the Filing Room are also closed to the public.
Please visit
https://montcopa.org/285/County-Courts for more details. Thank you for your understanding.

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

​PRESS RELEASES

Prothonotary’s Office Still Open to Process Protections from Abuse 4-23-2020
Noah Marlier Sworn In as Montgomery County Prothonotary 1-8-2020

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.

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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

CERTIFIED DOCUMENT REQUESTS



Please fill out this form to request a certified copy by visiting our office or by submitting by mail. Requester is responsible for providing enough information to fulfil request.
Download Request for Purchase of Certified Document Form

Certified copies are $5.25 per certified document, plus $0.25 per page printed (a one-page certified document is $5.50). To purchase a certified copy, please fill out the above form and visit our office in Norristown or Willow Grove or mail a request to:

Prothonotary
Montgomery County Courthouse
P.O. Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404-0311 

Mailed-in requests should also include payment and a self-addressed stamped return envelope.