Effective January 1st, 2017, public cell phones and other audio-video recording devices are prohibited in Court Facilities. Please refer to the Lancaster County Court of Common Pleas website for further information.
Notice of Termination of Civil Cases Due to Two Years of Inactivity:
The termination process of civil cases due to two years of inactivity has been completed. The final list dated May 22, 2017 of cases terminated through this process is available for review in the Case Termination area on the left-hand side of this screen. The next case termination process due to inactivity will commence in April, 2018.
Date of Notice- May 22, 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.