Prothonotary & Clerk of Courts

Brian K. Spencer

The Prothonotary/Clerk of Courts Office is located on the first floor of the Courthouse and is responsible for all civil and criminal court-related documents. These offices also perform several duties for the public including the issuing of passports for foreign travel and the swearing in of elected local officials.  Genealogical information is also available through the Prothonotary’s Office.

Effective February 1, 2008, the U.S. Department of State has issued new regulations regarding passports and made a new type of identification called a Passport Card available.  Please read the requirements listed below and contact my office at (814) 765-2641, ext. 1330, with any questions.

BEGINNING JANUARY 2, 2008, THE CLEARFIELD COUNTY PROTHONOTARY’S OFFICE WILL BE IMPLEMENTING DOCUMENT SCANNING TECHNOLOGY. WE REQUEST THAT YOU DO NOT USE TWO-SIDED DOCUMENTS AND REMIND YOU OF THE LOCAL RULE REQUIRING ALL FILINGS TO BE ON 8 1/2″X11″ PAPER.

NOTICE
Effective August 8, 2014, Act 126 will be increasing the JCS/ATJ/CJEA surcharge by $10.00 technically becoming effective immediately upon the Governor’s signing of the Budget while Act 113 will be adding another $2 fee that will become effect August 8, 2014.  All new fees will be implemented on August 8, 2014.  It is mandatory that all fees be changed by the August 8th effective date.

Passport Services:

Disclaimer

It is strongly recommended that you consult and Attorney

If you wish to obtain services of an attorney, you may contact the following:

Lawyer Referral Service (to hire a local attorney)

1-800-692-7375                      (PA Residents)

1-800-932-0311                      (Out of State resident)

MidPenn Legal Services (Must meet eligibility requirements.  CIVIL CASES ONLY.)

1-800-326-9177

PLEASE NOTE:  the forms available on these web sites may not be a complete lift of every document you may be required to file in a proceeding.  Nor are the instructions that accompany the forms meant to serve a s a step-by-step outline of the entire process that must be followed.  They are commonly used forms that MAY be of assistance to you in an action.

THE CLEARFIELD COUNTY COURTHOUSE STAFF ARE NOT PERMITTED TO GIVE LEGAL ADVICE OR HELP IN FILLING OUT OR COMPLETING THE FORMS AVAILABLE ON THESE WEBSITES The information provided in these forms is not a substitute for professional legal advice.  The court assumes no responsibility and accepts no liability for actions taken by users of these documents.

It is important that you realize that the mere filing of one of these documents does not end our responsibility.  Frequently, there are other steps that must be followed in order to move the case along in the court system.  For this reason, it is strongly recommended that you seek the advice of an attorney to avoid any of your rights.

Prothonotary Forms:

Civil Documents (Must be filed in the Prothonotary’s Office)

Family / Custody Documents (Must be filed
in Prothonotary’s Office)

Family / Custody Documents Continued

Criminal Documents (Must be filed in the
Clerk of Courts Office)

Public Defender Documents (Must be
submitted by mail or in person at the Public Defender’s Office)

Private Attorney List


Private Attorney List (PDF)

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