Notice: Proposed Termination of Court Cases
The Court of Common Pleas of Lancaster County intends to terminate cases due to two years of inactivity. Cases may be removed from the 2018 Case Termination List by filing a Statement of Intention to Proceed and paying the $35.00 filing fee on or before May 18, 2018. The Proposed 2018 Termination List (updated 4/19/18) is available for download on the left-hand side of this page.
Notice: Passport Processing fee to Increase
The US Department of State has increased the Passport Acceptance/Processing fee to $35.00 effective April 2, 2018.
Effective January 6, 2018, all documents filed in the Lancaster County Prothonotary Office must follow and comply with the AOPC’s Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania: Case Records of the Appellate and Trial Courts.
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.
About the Prothonotary
The Office of Prothonotary is responsible for the recording and filing of legal papers for the civil side of the court system. These legal papers and documents can include topics and issues such as:
Mission: To fulfill the statutory responsibilities in as efficient, cost effective manner as possible, while focusing on providing exemplary customer service and utilizing automation to achieve both efficiencies as well as improved public access to the civil record of the court.