Prothonotary Procedures

PRIOR TO FILING WITH THE PROTHONOTARY OFFICE, PLEASE REFER TO THE PA RULES OF CIVIL PROCEDURE AND LANCASTER LOCAL RULES OF COURT FOR APPROPRIATE DOCUMENTS AND RULES.

**All paperwork for existing cases must include case number (CI-yy-xxxxx)**
**STATE AND LOCAL COVER SHEETS ARE REQUIRED ON ALL FILINGS, EXCEPT WHERE NOTED**
**Court Administration Office Scheduling Cover Sheet (CAOSCS) required for scheduling a hearing**
**All fees must be paid at the time of filing**
**For parties to receive copies, please include self-addressed, stamped envelopes**
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