As of Wednesday, February 1, 2017 the Prothonotary Office will be Closing at 4:30 PM in order to process daily filings and cash drawer reconciliation.
As always, if you must file something today, e-filing is always available through File and Serve Express.
TERMINATION OF CASES
Please see the complete list of all cases terminated by order of court for failure to file a statement of intention to proceed since the notice of intent to terminate had been published, nor has there been any activity within two years, pursuant to Pa.R.J.A. No. 1901. The complete list of cases may be found on the Prothonotary website. There will also be a paper copy in the Prothonotary Office.
KATHERINE WOOD-JACOBS, PROTHONOTARY
(Date of notice: June 9, 2016)
The next scheduled termination process will begin in April, 2017.
Mortgage company not accepting your divorce decree?
If you have filed a no-fault divorce in Lancaster County, your divorce decree is a one-page document. Lancaster County does not require a property settlement agreement to be filed in a no-fault divorce. You can look at the docket and see if a property settlement agreement was filed before calling our office for a copy. If none was filed we will not have a copy to provide to you.
When filing documents, put the case number on the top right hand side of each page. (Local Rule 205.2(a)E) This includes exhibit pages.
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.