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
Prothonotary: Zoe Burd
The mission of the Perry County Prothonotary’s Office is to strive to deliver prompt, courteous and professional service in the most efficient and cost-effective manner to all. In addition, process and preserve all documents in a manner according to the requirements set forth in the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure.
Duties of the Prothonotary
The Prothonotary is the elected civil clerk of the Court of Common Pleas. The Prothonotary is the keeper of the records.
The Prothonotary is responsible for the filing and recording of legal documents of a widely diversified nature such as: administering oaths, civil suits, custody, divorce, District Justice appeals, driver’s license suspension appeals, judgments, mechanic liens, name changes, protection from abuse and Federal and State tax liens.
In addition, the office is an Acceptance Agent for Passport Applications. For applications and the latest information on Passport Service Operations, please visit their website at travel.state.gov.
The Prothonotary’s Office is unable to give Legal Advice. If you have a question concerning a legal issue, please contact an attorney, visit our law library, or www.palawhelp.org for information. Custody and divorce forms/procedures can be accessed by going to www.ujsportal.pacourts.us.
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.