Prothonotary's Office
Jonathan K. "J.D." Del Collo, Acting Prothonotary
 
Mission
 
To act as legal custodian of all civil instruments filed with the Berks County Court of Common Pleas.
 
About the Office
 
The Prothonotary is the Chief Clerk and Recordkeeper for all filings related to Civil Cases. The Office is located in the County Courthouse and responsible for the filing, recording and processing of all Civil actions, Equity actions, Judgments, Federal and Local Tax Liens, City Liens, Family Court matters, Arbitrations, License Suspension Appeals, Appeals to Higher Court, Uniform Commercial Code filings, and Applications for Passports.
 
Also, we file and record all Judgments, Orders, Decrees of Court and mail notice of such entries to parties and/or counsel in each case. We issue Writs and process many other legal documents. We review pleadings filed for compliance with the Pennsylvania Rules of Civil Procedure and Berks County Rules of Court. Filing fees are collected for services rendered and turned over to the County and State. This revenue covers all daily operating expenses of the office, virtually making it self-supporting. These revenues do not support the indirect costs such as electricity, heat, air conditioning, etc. These are fixed expenses the County would incur regardless of what office occupies our space in the county-owned building. Additionally, these expenses are not directly under the control of the Prothonotary.
 

 Prothonotary Announcements

 
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IMPORTANT INFORMATION ABOUT PASSPORTS
EFFECTIVE FEBRUARY 1, 2017 APPLICATIONS FOR PASSPORTS WILL BE ACCEPTED BY APPOINTMENT ONLY MONDAY THROUGH FRIDAY.  CLICK HERE OR PASSPORTS ON THE LEFT NAVIGATION PANEL FOR MORE INFORMATION.
 
 
**SPECIAL NOTICE**
Interim Electronic Procedure for Accepting and Processing Praecipes and Writs for: Executions, Attachments, Revivals, Joinders of Additional Defendant(s) and Summonses as of June 1, 2016
 
 
 
 
Contact Information
 
Address:
Berks County Prothonotary
Berks County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA 19601
Phone:610-478-6970
 
Office Hours: 
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Passport Hours:
Monday-Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 1:00 p.m.
Closed: Federal Holidays, Good Friday, General Election Day and the Day After Thanksgiving
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