York County Justice Center

Fees

PROTHONOTARY FEES EFFECTIVE AUGUST 8, 2014

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS Of Sheriff or Treasurer Deeds $12.00
ANSWER ON AN NO CASE (JUDGMENT)   $9.00
APPEALS
District Justice $206.00
Superior Court Appeal: two separate checks required:  
Prothonotary Fee $88.75
Appellate Court Fee $85.50
Appointment of Arbitrator   $43.50
Arbitration Appeal
Less than $10,000 in controversy $440.00
$10,000 to/including $25,000 in controversy $540.00
Greater than $25,000 in controversy $740.00
ASSIGNMENTS   $14.25
BENCH WARRANTS   $23.75
CERTIFICATES
Notary Public or Magistrate $5.25
Duplicate Divorce Decree $12.75
Copy of Resume Maiden Name after Divorce $8.50
CERTIFICATIONS
First page $8.00
Each additional page $2.00
CHECKS RETURNED AS NON-NEGOTIABLE   $35.00
COMMENCEMENT OF CIVIL ACTION   $206.00
COMPLAINT – CIVIL   $206.00
COMPLAINT – CUSTODY   $199.50
COMPLAINT - DIVORCE   $275.25
* Add $35.50 for each additional count and $43.00 for a custody count
COMPLAINT IN CONFESSION OF JUDGMENT   $58.50
CONCILIATOR APPOINTMENT   $140.00
COPIES
Docket entries made at public printer – per page $0.50
Documents made by Prothonotary staff – per page $1.00
CUSTODY COMPLAINT (Except when filed with a divorce action)   $199.50
CUSTODY COMPLAINT Filed after a divorce has been filed   7.50
CUSTODY (Register out of state custody order)   $22.25
DEFAULT JUDGMENT   $26.25
DEFICIENCY JUDGMENT   $26.25
DIRECTIVE (Conciliator fee)   $140.00
DISTRICT JUSTICE APPEAL   $206.00
DISTRICT JUSTICE JUDGMENT   $49.50
DIVORCE DECREE CERTIFIED COPY   $12.75
DIVORCE COMPLAINT   $275.25
Commencement of Divorce Action   $275.25
* Plus $35.50 for each count other than divorce and $43.00 for a custody count
Discontinuance or withdrawal   $14.25
Appointment of Master:    
For Fault Divorce, Equitable Distribution or Alimony (first 12 hours)   $350.00
Modification of Alimony (first 8 hours)   $250.00
Interim Relief (first 4 hours)   $150.00
Additional Proceedings (each block up to 6 hours)   $250.00
Separate Claim for Alimony Pendent Lite (new claim or modification)   $50.00
EXECUTIONS
Praecipe for Writ $42.75
Attachment Proceeding Each Garnishee $0.50
Reissuance or Amendments $12.75
Interrogatories and Answers $9.00
Attachment Dissolution $14.25
Sheriff’s Determination of Ownership $12.00
EXEMPLIFIED RECORDS
Incoming Exemplified Records $49.50
Outgoing Exemplified Records
(specify as in-state or out-of-state)
$29.25
EXHIBITS (oversized) any document larger than 11” by 17” – Per page   $3.50
FAMILY COURT
ACTIONS
Commencement of Divorce Action $275.25
Add for each count other than divorce $35.50
Add when a custody count is included $43.00
Discontinuance or withdrawal $14.25
Custody (except when filed with a divorce action) $199.50
Conciliator Appointment $140.00
Reactivation of case made inactive per Local Rule 6036 $23.75
Appointment of Master:  
For Fault divorce, Equitable Distribution or Alimony (first 12 hours) $350.00
Modification of Alimony (first 8 hours) $250.00
Interim Relief (first 4 hours) $150.00
Additional Proceedings (each block up to 6 hours) $250.00
Separate Claim for Alimony Pendente Lite (new claim or modification) $50.00
FAXING Faxing of a record long distance $10.00
INTERROGATORIES   $9.00
JUDGMENTS
By Praecipe (Default), Stipulation, or Order $26.25
With Complaint $58.50
Deficiency $26.25
By Transcript (District Justice) $49.50
Incoming Exemplified Records $49.50
Outgoing Exemplified Records
(specify as in-state or out-of-state)
$29.25
Broker’s Lien $49.50
Judgment Non Pros $26.25
JUDICIAL SALE OBJECTIONS/EXCEPTIONS   $22.25
LICENSE SUSPENSION APPEAL   $206.00
LIENS
Municipal or Federal $49.50
Commonwealth $49.50
MECHANICS LIENS
Claim (same as Commencement of New Action) $206.00
Stipulation or Waiver $38.25
MISCELLANEOUS FILINGS   $22.25
MORTGAGE FORECLOSURE   $206.00
MOTION TO STAY EXECUTION ON AN NO CASE   $9.00
MOTION TO STAY EXECUTION ON AN SU CASE   NO FEE
NAME CHANGE – resume maiden name after filing for divorce   $17.50
NAME CHANGE – not divorce related (must file Petition for Change of Name)   $87.25
NOTARY PUBLIC
Registration of Signature $5.25
Acknowledgment of Signature $5.25
PETITION FOR CHANGE OF NAME (not divorce related)   $87.25
PETITIONS TO OPEN OR STRIKE JUDGMENTS
Shall be considered as commencing a new action:  
If filed to NO# $206.00
If filed to SU# NO FEE
PLEADINGS FILED TO AN NO OR MT CASE   $9.00
POWERS OF ATTORNEY
Registration of first name $6.00
Registration of additional name $1.00
Revocation of first name $4.00
Revocation of additional name $1.00
PRAECIPE TO ENTER FINAL JUDGMENT   $26.25
PRAECIPE TO SATISFY/ DISCONTINUE/ WITHDRAW CASE
If case filed prior to 1/2/97 $14.25
If case filed on or after 1/2/97 NO FEE
PROTECTION FROM ABUSE   $191.75
State Surcharge   $100.00
Issuance of a Bench Warrant   $21.00
REACTIVATION OF CASE MADE INACTIVE PER RULE 6036   $23.75
RELEASE, POSTPONEMENT, SUBORDINATION   $14.25
REMOVAL OR TRANSFER TO ANOTHER COURT   $37.00
REPORTS
Per page $0.50
E-mailed report $10.00
REVIVALS
Adverse Proceedings $66.75
Amicable Proceedings $49.50
Writ of ScireFacias $66.75
SATISFACTIONS
Cases filed prior to 1/2/97 $14.25
Cases filed after 1/2/97 NO FEE
Commonwealth Satisfactions (filed prior to 1997) $14.75
Satisfy less than all parties or judgment only $14.25
SUBPOENAS Must be completed before submitted for signature and seal $5.25
SUIT – Civil Complaint   $206.00
SUGGESTION OF NONPAYMENT (Revival of Commonwealth Tax Lien)   $49.50
TAX UPSET OBJECTIONS/EXCEPTIONS   $22.75
WRIT OF ATTACHMENT   $47.75
Notice of Intent to Attach Wages   $9.00
WRIT OF EXECUTION   $42.75
WRIT OF EXECUTION - REISSUE   $12.75
WRIT OF SCIRE FACIAS   $66.75
WRIT OF SUMMONS   $206.00

NOTES

Payment shall be made by cash, money order, certified check of business check. Credit cards are accepted for filings made in person in the office. No personal checks are accepted.

York County Local Rules require a backer on all filings.

All filings should be one-sided.

Judgments must be accompanied by 236 Notices.

Divorce finalizations require submission of a Divorce Information Sheet and the Social Security Information Sheet.

Failure to provide all required paperwork may result in returned filings.

The Prothonotary shall not be required to enter on the docket any suit or action nor order of court or enter any judgment thereon or perform any services whatsoever for any person or political subdivision of the Commonwealth until the requisite fee is paid.

Stamped, self-addressed envelopes must be included with any documents to be returned