Lancaster County Prothonotary

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Data Provided By
United Way of Lancaster County United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ProgramProvides the following direct services to individuals:
- Assists in processing passports and provides naturalization information and conducts ceremonies
- Receives petitions for name changes
- Maintains divorce records
- Files prepared custody documents
- Receives civil claims of over $8,000. Refers claims to court or arbitration. Smaller claims may be handled by Magisterial District Judges
- Provides certification of notaries

Other services include:
- Recording of civil proceedings, including accidental death, injuries, contract disputes, repossession of goods, land damage, appeals, evictions, collisions and divorces
- Signing and sealing of writs, certification and delivery of appealed cases to higher courts
-Appointment of arbitrators when appropriate (Any case under $50,000 must be referred to arbitration)
- Recording and filing of liens (including Public Assistance liens), naturalization papers, school audits, financial statements, divorces, suspension of operators' licenses and mortgage foreclosures
- Issuing of divorce certificates and filing judgment notes
- File of road dockets
Geographic AreaLancaster
Hours of OperationMonday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Contact Information
Contact's Phone717-299-8282
Physical Site Address 150 North Duke Street
Physical Site Address 2Lancaster County Courthouse
Physical Site City, State, ZipLancaster, PA 17608
Mailing Address 150 N Duke St
Mailing Address 2PO Box 83480
Mailing City, State, ZipLancaster, PA 17608-3480
Main Phone717-299-8282
Affiliated Agency and Services
Affiliated Agency:
County of Lancaster
This Program: Lancaster County Prothonotary
Affiliated Services: Lancaster County Prothonotary