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Courthouse Annex Building
 
Welcome to the Prothonotary's Office 
Courthouse Annex
157 Lincoln Way East
Chambersburg, PA 17201

717-261-3861
Fax - 717-264-6772
 
Office Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 - 4:30
Closed on weekends and all county observed holidays

Services

The Prothonotary's office files all civil documents, divorces, custody, protection from abuse (PFA) and judgements.

 

   Prothonotary's Fee Schedule

 Description

Fee

   
Family Relations

 

Divorce Complaint

$ 144.00

Additional Counts in Divorce (Each)

$ 38.50

Motion for Appointment of Master

$ 350.00

Custody

$ 91.50

Conciliation Fee

$ 250.00

Protection from Abuse Petition

$ 84.00

Indirect Criminal Contempt

$ 20.00

 
Civil Division
Civil and Equity Complaint

$ 94.00

Writ of Summons

$ 94.00

District Justice Appeal

$ 93.75

Superior or Commonwealth Court Appeal

$ 118.50

(Check for $45.00 to Franklin County)
(Check for $73.50 to Higher Court)
Writ of Execution

$ 21.00

Arbitration Praecipe

$ 21.00

Arbitration Award Appeal Amount of Arbitrators' Fees
Arbitration Limit

$ 50,000.00

Default Judgment

$ 14.00

Judgment of Non Pros

$ 14.00

Certificate of Settlement

$ 5.00

Lis Pendens

$ 14.00

Judgment/Lis Pendens Satisfaction

$ 8.00

Appeal from Board of View

$ 93.50

Resumption of Maiden/Prior Name

$ 8.00

Surety Bond

$ 8.00

Annual Audit Report for School Districts

$ 8.00

Petitions for Name Change, Assessment, Etc.

$ 93.50

Statement of Objections

$ 75.00

 
Judgment

$ 27.50

Lien

$ 27.50

District Justice Judgment

$ 27.25

Mechanics Lien Claim

$ 27.50

Writ of Revival

$ 21.00

Writ of Revival (Amicable)

$ 14.00

Judgment Satisfaction (if Judgment was entered prior to 1983)

$ 5.00

 
Subordination of Lien

$ 8.00

 
Release of Lien

$ 8.00

Writ of Scire Facias

$ 21.00

Writ of Possession

$ 21.00

 
Photocopies

$ .50

 
Praecipe to Reinstate/Reissue

$ 8.00

 
Mechanics Lien Waive

$ 21.00

 
Power of Attorney

$ 8.00

 
Revocation of Attorney

$ 8.00

 
Exempliefied Record

$ 21.00

 
Certification
First Page

$ 5.00

 

 
Subpoenas (Each)

$ 3.00

 
Notary
Signature Registration

$ 3.00

Acknowledgment

$ 3.00

 
Divorce Decree (Certified)

$ 10.00

 

This office is not permitted to issue legal advice or procedures, please consult your attorney for any legal questions. 

Forms may not be available in some cases.

For instructions and forms for Divorce and Custody matters, please contact the Franklin County Legal Services at http://www.fcls.net

 

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Note:

Upon filing of any order, motion, petition, or rule for disposition by the court, the filing attorney shall provide the Prothonotary with copies of the document and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.  The Prothonotary shall conform the copies and send them back to the filing attorney.

The Prothonotary is not required to docket any suit, action, or order of court or perform any services until the requisite fees have been paid.  The fees set in this schedule bear a reasonable relationship to the cost of operating the Prothonotary's office in Franklin County and shall remain in effect until changed by the promulgation of a new fee schedule. 

Our Office is unable to refund any fees upon payment or receipt.  If you have questions concerning the fee of a filing, please contact the office for assistance. 

*** A filing fee of $ 5.00 has been added in the chage for any new action filed within the office for the year 2000.  This fee has been authorized by law (House bill number 1715) for the automation of the Prothonotary's office ***

*** Fee schedule amended per order dated January 7, 2002 Franklin County number 2002-41, in compliance with Act 164 of 1998, Amending Act 203 of 1982.  Effective February 1, 2002. ***

*** As of December 8, 2009 Act 49 of 2009, House Bill number 1607 - Changes in Judicial Computer System (JCS) fee has been signed by Governor Rendall has been changed to $ 23.50.  All civil actions will be charged an additional fee of $ 13.50 to be added under the JCP fee already collected for the state.  ***