Pennsylvania County Prothonotaries Guide

A prothonotary is an administrative officer responsible for maintaining court records and various legal documents in Pennsylvania's county courts.

Pennsylvania Courts of Common Pleas are organized into 60 judicial districts and are the trial courts of Pennsylvania. Each Court of Common Pleas has its own prothonotary, specific procedures, deadlines, and requirements, making it tricky for attorneys to familiarize themselves with local rules.

Understanding Pennsylvania County Prothonotaries

The primary challenge lies in the variability of local rules across counties. For instance, Allegheny County might require a special cover sheet, while Philadelphia County has a different process for listing cases for trial. This variation demands that attorneys be vigilant and well-informed about each county's procedures.

Luckily, Counsel Stack offers a platform that allows you to converse with any of the local court rules.

Prothonotaries as a Resource

Prothonotaries' offices can be a valuable resource. They provide information on filing procedures, fees, and other court-related inquiries. Building a good relationship with prothonotary staff can facilitate smoother case management.

Below, you'll find contact information for Pennsylvania county prothonotaries.

Contact information for court personnel
COUNTYNAME & ADDRESSCONTACT
Adams County
Beverly Boyd
Adams County Courthouse
117 Baltimore Street, Room 104
Gettysburg, PA 17325
phone: 717-337-9834
fax: 717-334-0532
Allegheny County
Michael McGeever
Allegheny County Courthouse, Room 114
436 Grant Street
Pittsburgh, PA 15219
phone: 412-350-4200
fax: 412-350-5260
Armstrong County
Bonnie Rupp
Armstrong County Courthouse
500 East Market Street, Suite 103
Kittanning, PA 16201
phone: 724-548-3251
fax: 724-548-3351
Beaver County
Michael Rossi
Beaver County Courthouse
810 Third Street
Beaver, PA 15009
phone: 724-770-4570
fax: 724-728-3360
Bedford County
Sheri Lowery
Bedford County Courthouse
200 South Juliana Street
Bedford, PA 15522
phone: 814-623-4833
fax: 814-623-4831
Berks County
Jonathan K. Del Collo
Berks County Courthouse
633 Court Street, Second Floor
Reading, PA 19601
phone: 610-478-6970
fax: 610-478-6969
Blair County
Robin G. Patton
Blair County Courthouse
423 Allegheny Street
Hollidaysburg, PA 16648
phone: 814-693-3080
fax: 814-317-1600
Bradford County
Dawn I. Close
Bradford County Courthouse
301 Main Street
Towanda, PA 18848
phone: 570-265-1705
fax: 570-265-1735
Bucks County
Coleen Christian
Bucks County Justice Center
100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901
phone: 215-348-6191
fax: 215-348-6184
Butler County
Kelly L. Ferrari
Butler County Courthouse
124 West Diamond Street
Butler, PA 16001
phone: 724-284-5214
fax: 724-284-0011
Cambria County
Lisa Pudliner Crynock
Cambria County Courthouse
200 South Center Street
Ebensburg, PA 15931
phone: 814-472-1638
fax: 814-472-5632
Cameron County
Mary Grace Olay
Cameron County Courthouse
20 East Fifth Street
Emporium, PA 15834
phone: 814-486-3349
fax: 814-486-0464
Carbon County
Kayla Semmel
Carbon County Courthouse
PO Box 130
Jim Thorpe, PA 18229
phone: 570-325-2481
fax: 570-325-8047
Centre County
Jeremy S. Breon
Centre County Courthouse
102 South Allegheny Street
Bellefonte, PA 16823
phone: 814-355-6796
fax: 814-355-8686
Chester County
Debbie Bookman
Chester County Justice Center
201 West Market Street, Suite 1425
PO Box 2746
West Chester, PA 19380
phone: 610-344-6300
fax: 610-344-5903
Clarion County
Jeffery A. Himes
Clarion County Courthouse
421 Main Street
Clarion, PA 16214
phone: 814-226-1119
fax: 814-227-2501
Clearfield County
Brian K. Spencer
Clearfield County Courthouse
230 East Market Street
PO Box 549
Clearfield, PA 16830
phone: 814-765-2641
fax: 814-765-7659
Clinton County
Cindy Love
Clinton County Courthouse
230 East Water Street
Lock Haven, PA 17745
phone: 570-893-4007
fax: 570-893-4288
Columbia County
Barbara N. Silvetti
Columbia County Courthouse
35 West Main Street
PO Box 380
Bloomsburg, PA 17815
phone: 570-389-5614
fax: 570-389-5620
Crawford County
Emmy Arnett
Crawford County Judicial Center
359 East Center Street
Meadville, PA 16335
phone: 814-333-7324
fax: 814-337-5416
Cumberland County
Dale E. Sabadish
Cumberland County Courthouse
1 Courthouse Square
Carlisle, PA 17013
phone: 717-240-6195
fax: 717-240-6573
Dauphin County
Matthew Krupp
Dauphin County Courthouse
101 Market Street
Harrisburg, PA 17101
phone: 717-780-6520
fax: 717-780-6477
Delaware County
Mary J. Walk
Office of Judicial Support
Government Center Building
201 West Front Street
Media, PA 19063
phone: 610-891-4224
fax: 
Elk County
Susanne Straub Schneider
Elk County Courthouse
240 Main Street
PO Box 237
Ridgway, PA 15853
phone: 814-776-5343
fax: 814-776-5303
Erie County
Aubrea Haynes
Erie County Courthouse
140 West Sixth Street
Erie, PA 16501
phone: 814-451-6221
fax: 814-451-6420
Fayette County
Nina Frankhouser
Fayette County Courthouse
61 East Main Street
Uniontown, PA 15401
phone: 724-430-1272
fax: 724-430-4555
Forest County
Dawn M. Millin
Forest County Courthouse
526 Elm Street, # 2
Tionesta, PA 16353
phone: 814-755-3526
fax: 814-755-8837
Franklin County
Timothy S. Sponseller
Franklin County Prothonotary
14 N Main Street
Chambersburg, PA 17201
phone: 717-261-3858
fax: 717-264-6772
Fulton County
Patty Suders Fix
Fulton County Courthouse
201 North Second Street
McConnellsburg, PA 17233
phone: 717-485-4212
fax: 717-485-5568
Greene County
Susan K. White
Greene County Courthouse
10 East High Street
Waynesburg, PA 15370
phone: 724-852-5289
fax: 724-852-5353
Huntingdon County
Sarah Snare
Huntingdon County Courthouse
223 Penn Street
PO Box 39
Huntingdon, PA 16652
phone: 814-643-1610
fax: 814-643-4271
Indiana County
Randy Degenkolb
Indiana County Courthouse
825 Philadelphia Street
Indiana, PA 15701
phone: 724-465-3855
fax: 724-465-3968
Jefferson County
Tonya S. Geist
Jefferson County Courthouse
200 Main Street
Brookville, PA 15825
phone: 814-849-1606
fax: 814-849-1625
Juniata County
Lori A. Ferry
Juniata County Courthouse
Bridge & Main Streets
PO Box 68
Mifflintown, PA 17059
phone: 717-436-7715
fax: 717-436-7734
Lackawanna County
Mauri Kelly
Lackawanna County Courthouse
200 North Washington Avenue
Scranton, PA 18503
phone: 570-963-6723
fax: 570-963-6387
Lancaster County
Andrew E. Spade
Lancaster County Courthouse
50 North Duke Street
PO Box 83480
Lancaster, PA 17608
phone: 717-299-8282
fax: 717-293-7210
Lawrence County
Jodi Klabon-Esoldo
Lawrence County Government Center
430 Court Street
New Castle, PA 16101
phone: 724-656-2143
fax: 724-656-1988
Lebanon County
Barbara A. Smith
Lebanon County Municipal Building
400 South Eighth Street
Lebanon, PA 17042
phone: 717-228-4418
fax: 717-228-4467
Lehigh County
Michele Graupner
Lehigh County Courthouse
455 Hamilton Street
Allentown, PA 18101
phone: 610-782-3148*
fax: 610-871-2895
Luzerne County
Joan Hoggarth
Luzerne County Courthouse
153 N. River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
phone: 570-825-1672
fax: 570-826-0869
Luzerne County
Michelle Bednar
Luzerne County Courthouse
200 North River Street
Wilkes-Barre, PA 18711
phone: 570-825-1745
fax: 570-825-1757
Lycoming County
Thomas D. Heap
Lycoming County Courthouse
48 West Third Street
Williamsport, PA 17701
phone: 570-327-2256
fax: 570-327-2505
McKean County
Vicky Madine
McKean County Courthouse
500 West Main Street
Smethport, PA 16749
phone: 814-887-3270
fax: 814-887-3219
Mercer County
Ruth A. Bice
105 Mercer County Courthouse
103 North Diamond Street
Mercer, PA 16137
phone: 724-662-7561
fax: 724-662-2021
Mifflin County
Tammy Stuck
Mifflin County Courthouse
20 North Wayne Street
Lewistown, PA 17044
phone: 717-248-8146
fax: 717-248-5275
Monroe County
George J. Warden
Monroe County Courthouse
610 Monroe Street
Stroudsburg, PA 18360
phone: 570-517-3390
fax: 570-420-3582
Montgomery County
Noah Marlier
Montgomery County Courthouse
PO Box 311
Norristown, PA 19404
phone: 610-278-3360
fax: 610-278-5994
Montour County
Susan M. Kauwell
Montour County Courthouse
253 Mill Street
Danville, PA 17821
phone: 570-271-3010
fax: 570-271-3089
Northampton County
Holly Ruggiero
Northampton County Government Center
669 Washington Street
Easton, PA 18042
phone: 610-559-3060
fax: 610-559-3710
Northumberland County
Jamie Saleski
Northumberland County Courthouse
201 Market Street
Sunbury, PA 17801
phone: 570-988-4148
fax: 570-988-4153
Perry County
Zoe Burd
Perry County Courthouse
PO Box 325
New Bloomfield, PA 17068
phone: 717-582-2131
fax: 717-582-5167
Philadelphia County
Eric Feder
Philadelphia City Hall
284 City Hall
Philadelphia, PA 19107
phone: 215-686-6652
fax: 
Pike County
Denise Fitzpatrick
Pike County Courthouse
412 Broad Street
Milford, PA 18337
phone: 570-296-7231
fax: 570-296-1931
Potter County
Kathy Schroeder
Potter County Courthouse
One East Second Street, Room 23
Coudersport, PA 16915
phone: 814-274-9740
fax: 814-274-3361
Schuylkill County
Bridget Miller
Schuylkill County Courthouse
401 North Second Street
Pottsville, PA 17901
phone: 570-628-1270
fax: 570-628-1261
Snyder County
Stephanie Wolf
Snyder County Courthouse
9 West Market Street
PO Box 217
Middleburg, PA 17842
phone: 570-837-4202
fax: 570-837-4275
Somerset County
Brian Fochtman
Somerset County Courthouse
111 East Union Street, Suite 190
Somerset, PA 15501
phone: 814-445-1428
fax: 814-444-9270
Sullivan County
Kellie Carpenter
Sullivan County Courthouse
245 Muncy Street
Suite 100
Laporte, PA 18626
phone: 570-946-7351
fax: 570-946-7105
Susquehanna County
Jan Krupinski
Susquehanna County Courthouse
105 Maple Street
PO Box 218
Montrose, PA 18801
phone: 570-278-4600
fax: 570-278-9268
Tioga County
Marie Y. Seymour
Tioga County Courthouse
116 Main Street
Wellsboro, PA 16901
phone: 570-724-9281
fax: 570-724-2986
Union County
Diane Miller
Union County Courthouse
103 South Second Street
Lewisburg, PA 17837
phone: 570-524-8751
fax: 570-524-8628
Venango County
Lana Linden
Venango County Courthouse
1168 Liberty Street
Franklin, PA 16323
phone: 814-432-9577
fax: 814-432-9579
Warren County
Jennifer Phillips
Warren County Courthouse
204 Fourth Avenue
Warren, PA 16365
phone: 814-728-3440
fax: 814-728-3459
Washington County
Laura Hough
Washington County Courthouse
1 South Main Street
Washington, PA 15301
phone: 724-228-6770
fax: 724-229-5913
Wayne County
Edward G. Sandercock
Wayne County Courthouse
925 Court Street
Honesdale, PA 18431
phone: 570-253-5970
fax: 570-253-0687
Westmoreland County
Gina O'Barto
Westmoreland County Courthouse
2 North Main Street, Suite 501
Greensburg, PA 15601
phone: 724-830-3502
fax: 724-830-3517
Wyoming County
Cindy L. Adams
Wyoming County Courthouse
One Courthouse Square
Tunkhannock, PA 18657
phone: 570-996-2232
fax: 570-996-0193
York County
Allison Blew
York County Judicial Center
45 North George Street
York, PA 17401
phone: 717-771-9611
fax: 717-771-4629
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