Clerk of Courts

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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 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday. Criminal history information is also available through Court records on the Pennsylvania Unified Judicial System website.

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Court filings may be submitted and received via PACFile on criminal case dockets.

To access PACFile please click on the PACFile Logo

PACFile is a service that provides the option to file documents with the courts electronically on both new and existing cases for the Common Pleas Court of Montgomery County. Registering for a secure-user account is necessary in order to use this service. Filings for expungements and the Supreme and Superior courts must be filed via mail or in person as they require a filing fee. 

Please note, it is the filer’s responsibility to serve all interested parties and the assigned Judge.  PACFiling on a case will not notify the court that a filing has occurred. 

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