PROTHONOTARY OFFICES ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC.
Effective January 1, 2022, the Case Records Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania will require filers to safeguard confidential information using only a Confidential Information Form. The filing type of “Redacted/Unredacted” will no longer be an option to select.
mASK UPDATE: All visitors to our office, regardless of vaccination status, are required to wear a face mask.
Electronic filings and filings by mail or by dropbox (located in the Norristown Courthouse lobby) will still be accepted.
If you are an e-filer who is not receiving notifications of filings in your email, please click here. You are always able to access your messages in your online profile.
QUESTIONS ABOUT E-FILING & E-FILING REJECTIONS? Email ProthyEfilingSupport@montcopa.org
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 Offices to Reopen to Public on June 14, 2021
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. (Passports currently closed)
efiling & rejections questions
|Filing Civil Cases||610-278-3361|
|Protection From Abuse (PFA)||610-278-1191|
- What are the hours of the Prothonotary Office?
Our office hours are from 8:30 am to 4:00 pm Monday to Friday. Click here to view the Prothy homepage
- What method of payment is accepted by the Prothonotary?
Cash, Certified Check, Money Order, or Attorney’s checks (attorneys checks are not accepted for escrow payments. Certified checks or money orders only). Credit Card payments are only accepted when using our Electronic Filing System.
- Are docket entries available on-line?
Yes, they are. You can view the docket entries for free on our Civil Viewer. If you want to view the actual filings, there is a “Pay per Page” charge. You are allowed to view the pleadings only once for the fee. When you view it, you should print it or save it because you will only see it one time for the price you are charged. That fee is $.50 for the first page and $.10 for each additional page. We accept Master Card, Visa, or American Express as payment. Attorneys get one free look if they are registered for E-Filing and they are Attorney of record on the case.