IMPORTANT COVID-19 INFORMATION REGARDING SERVICES:
OPEN FOR PFAs & EMERGENCY FILINGS ONLY:
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 (PFA). To obtain a PFA, petitioners should arrive no later than 12pm to ensure they are heard before the Court.
NEW LANDLORD-TENANT OFFICE OPEN AS OF NOV. 2020:
The Prothonotary has a new Landlord-Tenant office in One Montgomery Plaza (on Swede Street across from the Norristown Courthouse) to process Landlord-Tenant appeals. Tenants applying for financial assistance should arrive before 2pm. Please see below for more information.
ELECTRONIC FILING AND MAIL/DROPBOX FILINGS ACCEPTED:
Electronic filings and filings by mail or by dropbox (located in the Norristown Courthouse lobby) will still be accepted.
QUESTIONS ABOUT EFILING & EFILING REJECTIONS? Email ProthyEfilingSupport@montcopa.org
Our Willow Grove office will be closed until further notice.
Passports services and the Filing Room are closed to the public. Please see below for certified copy request form.
Please visit https://montcopa.org/285/County-Courts for more details. Thank you for your understanding.
Appeal an Eviction from a magisterial district judge
Our Landlord-Tenant Office is in One Montgomery Plaza (on Swede Street, across from the Norristown Courthouse) and open from 9am to 3pm. Residents applying for financial assistance relative to their appeal should arrive before 2pm.
Please contact the Prothonotary Office at 610-278-3361 for more information on how to appeal an eviction.
Filing fee: $294.50, to be paid for with cash, money order, or cashier's check.
For financial assistance: In Forma Pauperis (IFP) form
If filing appeal more than 10 days from Magisterial District Judge's eviction decision, click here for nunc pro tunc form
To be connected with health and human services in Montgomery County: COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS (610) 278-3522
Legal Aid of Southeastern PA
625 Swede Street, Norristown
To apply online, please visit www.lasp.org/apply
Montgomery Bar Association
Lawyer Referral Service
100 W. Airy Street, Norristown
(610) 279-9660 (select Option 3)
Housing Equality Center of Pennsylvania
P.O. Box 558, Fort Washington, PA 19034
Direct: (267) 419-8918
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:
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.
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:
PRESS RELEASESProthonotary’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.
efiling & rejections questions
|Filing Civil Cases||610-278-3361|
|Protection From Abuse||610-278-1191|