Lancaster County Prothonotary

Lancaster County Prothonotary


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Data Provided By
United Way of Lancaster County
General Information
Description of ServiceProvides 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
LocationLancaster
Geographical AreaLancaster
Intake ProcedureTelephone, walk-in, mail, e filing
 
Client Information
EligibilityOpen to the public
 
Fees or Charges
Types of FeesVary; Passport fees: Adult, $110; Under 16 years, $80
 
Availability
Hours of Operation Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 5:00pm
Passports: Monday through Friday, 8:30am to 4:00pm
Contact Information
 
Contact's Name Katherine Wood-Jacobs
Contact's Position Prothonotary
Contact's Phone 717-299-8282
Physical Site Address 1 50 North Duke Street
Physical Site Address 2 Lancaster County Courthouse
Physical Site City, State, Zip Lancaster, PA 17608
Mailing Address 1 50 N Duke St
Mailing Address 2 PO Box 83480
Mailing City, State, Zip Lancaster, PA 17608-3480
Mail Attention To Prothonotary Lancaster County
Main Phone 717-299-8282
Fax 717-293-7210
Web Address www.co.lancaster.pa.us/prothonotary
 
 
Affiliated Agency, Programs, and Services
Affiliated Agency: County of Lancaster
Affiliated Program: Lancaster County Prothonotary
This Service: Lancaster County Prothonotary
 
Taxonomy Postings
Posted to Categories: Certificates/Forms Assistance (FT-1020)
Child Custody Orders (DF-7000.1450)
Court Filing Offices (FJ-1600)
Court Records (DF-7000.1550)
Divorce Records (DF-7000.1800)
Name Change Assistance (FT-5900)
Naturalization Support/Legal Services (FT-3600.6000)
Passports (DF-7000.6650)
Small Claims Courts (FC-8200.8100-800)