Prothonotary

 

WELCOME TO THE OFFICE OF THE PROTHONOTARY

York County Judicial Center, 45 N. George St., York, Pennsylvania 17401

 

Pamela S. Lee - Prothonotary
       Email: pslee@yorkcountypa.gov

 

Billie Jo Bones - Chief Deputy
Gregory E. Gettle - Solicitor

Office hours: 8:30 am - 4:30 pm, Monday-Friday
Passport Office hours: 8:30 am - 4:15 pm, Monday-Friday

Phone: (717) 771-9611

The title Prothonotary means first officer. As the Clerk of the Court of Common Pleas Civil Division, under the supervision of the judges of this court, the Prothonotary generally has the power to sign and affix the seal of the court to all writs and processes, and, also to the exemplifications of all records and process.

All civil litigation is filed with the Prothonotary. A few examples include the following: unpaid debt complaints, malpractice actions, mortgage foreclosures, personal injury cases, equity actions, replevin, district justice civil judgment appeals, license suspension appeals, administrative agency appeals, actions in ejectment, condemnation proceedings, family court matters such as divorce, child custody and protection from abuse cases. Liens against real estate and personal property are also part of the records. Records date back to 1759.

The Prothonotary or one of her deputies must be present in court during all civil cases to administer oaths to witnesses and juries and keep track of exhibits. The Prothonotary is responsible for the Naturalization Ceremony held twice a year, and is also the Acceptance Agency for U.S. Passport applications.

The position of Prothonotary is an elected official. The term of the office is four years.

Civil Case Search

NOTICE TO ALL FILERS

Beginning on January 6, 2018 a new public access policy will be put in place by the Administrative Office of PA Courts. You may access the policy at this site.

Public Access Policy of the Unified Judicial System of Pennsylvania: Case Records of the Appellate and Trial Courts

Forms related to the policy are available here.

Confidential Information Form
Confidential Document Form
Clerical Error Correction Form
Written Request for Access to Case Records

Please note that per Local Rule 510,  the York County Court of Common Pleas will require the use of the Confidential Information and Document Forms.  The Court will not accept two versions of a document with one redacted and one unredacted.

York County Local Rule 510.