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Divisions or programs of the court that accept and file actions, petitions, motions or other applications from the public for the purpose of obtaining a ruling or order directing some action in favor of the applicant. Court filings are generally completed by a lawyer on behalf of a client, though some jurisdictions may permit (but not recommend) filing by clients on their own behalf.

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Service NameDescriptionLocationProgramAgency
Carbon County Domestic RelationsTo establish and collect support for children and dependent spouses, enforce financial and medical orders, establish paternity and locate absent parents.CarbonCarbon County Domestic RelationsCarbon County Domestic Relations
County of Berks - Clerk of CourtsPrepares and maintains the records for the Criminal Division of the Court of Common Pleas. Collects fines and costs for criminal convictions of Court of Common Pleas. Maintains road dockets and Liquor Control Board appeals. Maintains the road docket for all municipal subdivisions. Prepares all commitments for defendants taken into custody. Provide courtroom clerk for judges of the criminal divisions.BerksCourthouseCounty of Berks
County of Berks - Domestic RelationsTo serve the public by providing child support services as authorized by law. They establish, modify and enforce orders of support and provide support collection services for children and families in an effective and efficient manner, making prudent use of public resources.BerksServices CenterCounty of Berks
County of Berks - Protection from Abuse- PFADomestic violence protection requests/petitions. Protection order coordination. Emergency PFAs can be obtained from Reading Central Court on 1st Floor of courthouse after 7:00pm and on weekends.BerksServices CenterCounty of Berks
County of Berks - ProthonotaryChief Clerk of the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas. Handles Family Court filings (Protection from Abuse, divorces and custody matters). Chief Notary for County of Berks in civil cases. Records judgements and liens (local, state, and federal). Distributes immigration information. Records and maintains records for all civil cases. Agent for application of passports.BerksCourthouseCounty of Berks
County of Berks - Register of WillsResponsible for the probate of all estates for decedents dying in the County of Berks. Collects inheritance tax for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania. Issues marriage licenses. Maintains the dockets of all probate proceedings. Serves as Clerks of Orphans' Court. Maintains all records of adoptions and guardianship in the Orphans' Court division of the Court of Common Pleas. Serves as presiding officer in all probate hearings. Under special circumstances, the Register will perform probates and take marriage license applications in the home, assisted living facility or hospital of the citizen in need of our services.BerksServices CenterCounty of Berks
County of Schuylkill - Domestic Relations OfficeThis office provides a variety of services under the federal child support program. Services include: -case initiation -establishment of paternity and support orders -collection and disbursement of support payments -location services -modification of existing support orders -case management services -interstate support services -variety of enforcement servicesSchuylkillCounty of Schuylkill - Domestic Relations OfficeCounty of Schuylkill - Domestic Relations Office
County of Schuylkill - ProthonotaryThe Prothonotary is the keeper of the civil records for the court. The office is responsible for the creation, maintenance and certification of matters pending or determined by the court, including certain reporting and collection duties to state agencies. This office also processes passport applications. When pleadings are received, they are numbered, docketed on the computer, microfilmed, filed and verified. Records pertaining to divorce decrees are filed with this office. The Prothonotary Office is the filing office for the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas.SchuylkillCounty of Schuylkill - ProthonotaryCounty of Schuylkill - Prothonotary
County of Schuylkill - Register of Wills Office and Orphans CourtThis office provides the following basic services to the people of Schuylkill County; Register of Wills -Grants letters testamentary to those probating a will and letters of administration to those who die without a will -Collects inheritance tax for Pennsylvania Orphans Court -Issues marriage licenses -Provides applications to persons wishing to obtain copies of birth certificates -Handles all adoption proceedings. Adoptions are sealed and held in closed court -Settle estates of minors and incapacitated personsSchuylkillCounty of Schuylkill - Register of Wills Office and Orphans CourtCounty of Schuylkill - Register of Wills Office and Orphans Court
Lancaster County Domestic Relations SectionProvides a variety of services under the federal child support program. Services include: - Enforcement of support orders – financial and medical provisions of support orders - Filing services for child support, spousal support, and/or alimony pendente lite actions - Paternity establishment - Support order establishment and modification of existing support orders LancasterLancaster County Domestic Relations SectionCounty of Lancaster
Lancaster County Office of the Clerk of CourtsCustodian of adult & juvenile criminal records. Filing office for summary appeals, bail, expungement, constable and private detective licenses. LancasterLancaster County Office of the Clerk of CourtsCounty of Lancaster
Lancaster County ProthonotaryProvides 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 docketsLancasterLancaster County ProthonotaryCounty of Lancaster
Lancaster County Register of Wills Office and Orphans CourtThis office provides the following basic services to the people of Lancaster County: Register of Wills - Grants letters testamentary to those probating a will and letters of administration to those who die without a will. (Records are open to public inspection.) - Collects inheritance tax for Pennsylvania Orphans Court - Issues marriage licenses - Provides applications to persons wishing to obtain copies of birth certificates - Handles all adoption proceedings. Adoptions are sealed and held in closed court - Settle estates of minors and incapacitated persons LancasterLancaster County Register of Wills Office and Orphans CourtCounty of Lancaster
Lebanon County Domestic RelationsEstablishes child support orders for minor children from non-custodial parents.LebanonLebanon County Domestic RelationsLebanon County Domestic Relations
Lehigh County Domestic Relations SectionTo establish and collect support for children and dependent spouses, enforce financial and medical orders, establish paternity and locate absent parents. LehighLehigh County Domestic Relations SectionLehigh County Domestic Relations Section
Lehigh County Government CenterCounty government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. Information on county services is available by telephone or internet. 610-782-3000 Information and Referral 610-782-3001 County Executive 610-782-4600 Emergency Management 610-782-3014 Court Administration 610-782-3270 Prison 610-782-3390 Protection From Abuse Order Office 610-782-3175 Sheriff 610-782-3565 Community Development/Housing Rehabilitation LehighLehigh County Government CenterLehigh County Government Center
Northampton County Domestic RelationsTo establish and collect support for children and dependent spouses, enforce financial and medical orders, establish paternity and locate absent parents. NorthamptonNorthampton County Domestic Relations SectionNorthampton County Domestic Relations Section
Northampton County Government CenterCounty government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. 610-559-3000 Information and Referral 610-559-3191 County Executive 610-746-3194 Emergency Management 610-559-6700 Court Administration 610-923-4303 Prison 610 559-3061 Protection From Abuse Office 610-691-5620 Housing Rehabilitation ProgramNorthamptonNorthampton County Government CenterNorthampton County Government Center
Perry County Domestic Relations- Establishment of Child and Spousal Support Orders; - Enforcement of Domestic Relations Court Orders; - Establishment of paternity for children born out of wedlock; and - Location of absent parents. PerryPerry County Domestic RelationsPerry County Domestic Relations
Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts, Clerk of Orphans Court Columbia CountyColumbiaProthonotaryProthonotary, Clerk of Courts, Clerk of Orphans Court Columbia County
Prothonotary, Clerk of Courts, Clerk of Orphans Court Columbia CountyColumbiaProthonotaryProthonotary, Clerk of Courts, Clerk of Orphans Court Columbia County
Prothonotary, York CountyAll civil litigation is filed with the Prothonotary. A few examples include the following: •family court matters such as divorce, child custody and protection from abuse cases. •unpaid debt complaints •malpractice actions •mortgage foreclosures •personal injury cases •equity actions •replevin •district justice civil judgment appeals •license suspension appeals •administrative agency appeals •actions in ejectment •condemnation proceedings •Liens against real estate and personal property are also part of the records. •The office also serves as the passport acceptance agent. Records date back to 1759.YorkYork County Row OfficersCounty Administration, York County Government
Raystown Developmental Services - Family Services - Family ConnectionsFamily Connections is a supervised visitation program that acknowledges the importance of continued parental and family contact for children in out-of-home placement. This program focuses on the child's needs for nurturing and fun and helps maintain critical family attachments with their children in the safest and most natural environment possible while they are in placement.HuntingdonRaystown Developmental Services - Family ServicesRaystown Developmental Services
Schuylkill County CourthouseCounty government consisting of the County Council, which is the governing legislative body and the County Executive who oversees county operations, including administration/human resources, economic development, corrections, court services, fiscal affairs, human services, public works, and the offices of the Coroner, Public Defender, Sheriff, and Solicitor. The public can use the links on the web page to view the list of departments, elected officials, public meeting dates, townships, cities, and boroughs, certificates/forms available , civil court matters, parcel locator.SchuylkillSchuylkill County CourthouseSchuylkill County Courthouse
Somerset County Government Child Support Petition Filing OfficeDivision or program of the court that accepts and files petitions related to establishment of or modifications to child support orders or health insurance provision requirements.SomersetDomestic Relations DepartmentSomerset County Government

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