Prothonotary

Office Hours:

M-F 8:00 am to 4:15 pm.

  • Family Division - (Divorce, Custody & PFA) 215-348-6822
  • Civil Division & Passports - 215-348-6191    

 Mission

The mission of the Prothonotary's office is to docket, scan and process civil and family court documents in accordance with state and county requirements.

You may click on the Links located on the left hand side of this page to review detailed information on the specific items.


Passports 

The Prothonotary is now accepting routine passport applications by appointment only at all three locations Doylestown, Quakertown and Levittown.

Office of the Bucks County Prothonotary

By Appointment Only

Bucks County Justice Center
100 North Main Street
Doylestown, PA 18901

Phone: 215-348-6191

Lower Bucks County Government Services Center

By Appointment Only

7321 New Falls Road
Levittown, PA 19055

Phone: 215-348-6191

Upper Bucks County Government Services Center

By Appointment Only 

261 California Road
Quakertown, PA 18951

Phone: 215-348-6191

E-Filing & Web Viewer

The Prothonotary's public access system is available for your convenience 24 hours a day, seven days a week.  Click the link Prothonotary E-Filing and Web Viewer   to register for E-filing, file pleadings and/or view case documents.

Emergency Filings

For emergency Family Court filings and Civil Matters that cannot be e-filed, please visit our office in the Bucks County Justice center, 100 North Main Street, Doylestown, PA.   You may also call 215-348-6191 to schedule an appointment.

Duties & Responsibilities

The office of the Prothonotary is the Clerk of the Civil Division of the Court of Common Pleas. This elected row officer has administrative control over and responsibility for all official documents and records of the Civil and Family divisions.

It is the duty of the office to record such legal documents as:

  • Commencement of Actions
    • Complaints
    • Writ of Summons
    • Divorce
    • Custody
    • Exceptions to Judicial or Tax Sales
    • Name Change Petitions
    • Liens
    • Judgments
    • Revivals
    • Appeals
      • Magisterial District Justice 
      • Superior, Commonwealth and Supreme Court
  • Executions
  • Satisfactions
  • Signatures of Notaries Public
  • Subpoenas
  • Passports
    • The Prothonotary serves as an agent for the federal government for the purpose of processing passport applications.