Prothonotary

Customers: 

Effective Jan. 1, 2024, the Jen & Dave fee, established by Act 119 of 1996,  will increase on Custody cases and on Divorce cases with Custody counts. Please find the Jan. 1, 2024, fee schedule here


The Judicial Computer Project/Access to Justice/Criminal Justice Enhancement/Office of Attorney General (JCP/ATJ/CJEA/OAG) fee’s temporary surcharge has been extended, returning that portion of the filing fee to $40.25. As a result, this changes the entire filing fee for certain filings. Please be sure to review our Fee Schedule, effective Nov.15, for the updated fees. Underpayments will be returned. 

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 the Prothonotary is responsible for the recording and filing of legal papers of a widely diversified character such as:

  • Change of Name
  • Custody
  • District Court Appeals
  • Divorce
  • Driver’s License Suspension Appeals
  • Landlord-Tenant
  • Federal Income Tax Liens
  • Judgments
  • Mechanics Liens
  • Medical Malpractice
  • Personal Injury
  • Protection From Abuse (PFA)



This office also processes passport applications by appointment only.  


Services Offered - please note we accept cash (as close to exact amount as possible), money orders, and attorney checks. We do not accept personal checks or credit/debit cards.

Civil Case Filing610-278-3361
Civil Records610-278-3364
Divorce Records610-278-3344
Electronic Filing (E-Filing)610-278-3361
E-Filing and Rejections QuestionsProthyEfilingSupport@montgomerycountypa.gov
Name Change610-278-3361
Notary Certification610-278-3361
Passports 610-278-3783
Protection From Abuse (PFA)610-278-1191

The Case Records Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania requires filers to safeguard confidential information using only a Confidential Information Form. 

Pursuant to Pa.R.Civ.P. 1910.4, all pleadings and documents for child support, spousal support, and alimony pendente lite actions must be filed with the Montgomery County Domestic Relations Section office.

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. 

Newsletters and Press Releases 

 Prothonotary Noah Marlier Unveils Three Initiatives to Aid Abuse Survivors
Montgomery County Prothonotary Launches Hope Card Program 
January 2024 newsletter


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