Clerk of Courts
Address: 2 East Main Street, PO Box 325, New Bloomfield, PA 17068
Hours: Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Passport Hours: 8:00am – 12:00pm & 1:00pm – 3:00pm
Clerk of Courts: Zoe Burd
The mission of the Perry County Clerk of Court’s office is to strive to deliver prompt, courteous and professional services in the most efficient and cost-effective manner to all.
Duties of the Clerk of Courts
Established by the PA Constitution, the clerk of courts is an officer of the court and an independently elected official serving a four-year term. The officer is primarily responsible for recording and processing criminal and juvenile records; keeping up-to-date and accurate information, while painting the security and integrity of all records ensured to the Clerk of Courts Office. Duties may include preparing prison commitments, bail, bench warrants, processing motions and petitions, summary appeals, and appeals to the PA Superior and Supreme Courts. Other responsibilities include assessing court-imposed costs and fines and licensing private detectives.
The majority of the office business is conducted pursuant to the state law and PA Rules of Court. Most of the work is a direct result of cases bound over for court from the county’s three magisterial district judges and from dispositions in the courtroom.
The office interacts with the legal community, public, court administration, and local county and state governmental agencies regarding matters related to the county criminal court system.
Due to the pandemic, please download the application from travel.state.gov and complete (do not sign) prior to your appointment. You will be required to have a 2 x 2 passport photo to submit with your application, which can be obtained from AAA, Rite Aid, etc. The Philadelphia Passport Agency is only accepting routine applications; however, they are unable to meet their usual processing time of 6-8 weeks for Routine Services. Customers should expect significant delays beyond the time period it normally takes to receive their passport. No expedited services are available at this time. For the latest information on Passport Service Operations, please visit their website at travel.state.gov.