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NOTICE: Please check out the PRELIMINARY Termination List on the left hand side navigation bar for a list of cases that are up for termination. We anticipate mailing the notification letters in the beginning of June 2014.
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:
Accepts passport applications
Change of names
Conducts ceremonies for naturalization
Mechanical, municipal, county, and state and federal income tax liens
Petitions for opening ballot boxes on recounts
Power of attorney registrations
Protection from abuse
School audit reports
Treasurer sale deed records
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.