Court Case Lookup
Visit the Court Case lookup here: Electronic Retrieval System.
Effective Wednesday June 11, 2020: In accordance with the guidelines promulgated by the State of Emergency Administrative Order, the Prothonotary’s office is operating with the following policy and/or procedures for the production of critical documents and dissemination of information.
Masks are REQUIRED to enter the Prothonotary Office along with the rest of the Courthouse. Please continue to conduct your business from your office location when possible. If you are a Pro-subscriber, you can access public documents from your location via ERS.
- Electronic Filing (E-File) is not available at this time.
- The $8 Satisfaction fee to close a case will be collected at the initial filing of a new action or other proceeding. (Effective 2/1/2021)
- WRITS & RULES - Must be prepared and complete prior to filing.
- Filings submitted without the fee will be returned to the sender.
A Public Computer is available just outside the Office door for viewing of public documents.
We ask you to not wait until the last day/deadline to file a document.
If you are a Pro-Subscriber to our Electronic Retrieval System (ERS) portal, you can view images of the documents here: http://ers.washingtoncourts.us/ers/
*Although we will make every effort to provide accurate and timely information, the Prothonotary’s office accepts no responsibility for the information provided since this is an alternate process due to operating under a State of Emergency. We request your cooperation as we do our best to follow the evolving emergency procedures promulgated via the Court Orders.*
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. These include but are not limited to:
On October 9, 2009 Governor Rendell signed into law House Bill 1607 which became Act 49 of 2009. The Act adds additional recording/filing fees and becomes effective on December 8, 2009. The new fees include a temporary (for 25 months) $11.25 surcharge on all county offices that currently collect the Judicial Computer System/Access to Justice (JCS/ATJ) fees except on traffic violations. Additionally, a new permanent fee of $2.25 has been added, the revenue which is earmarked for the Criminal Justice Enhancement Account (CJEA). This results in a combined increase of $13.50 which will be added to the current $10 fee, bringing the total to $23.50.