PROTHONOTARY OFFICE HOLIDAY HOURS

Wednesday, December 24, 2014 - CLOSING AT 12:00 PM NOON

Thursday, December 25, 2014 - CLOSED

Wednesday, December 31, 2014 - CLOSING AT 2:00 PM

Thursday, January 1, 2015 - CLOSED

 

HAPPY HOLIDAYS FROM

 PROTHONOTARY MARIANNE R. SUTTON AND

 THE STAFF OF THE PROTHONOTARY'S OFFICE

IMPORTANT NOTICE OF MANDATORY E-FILING
EFFECTIVE MONDAY, OCTOBER 6, 2014, ALL DOCUMENTS THAT CAN BE E-FILED IN THE BERKS COUNTY PROTHONOTARY'S OFFICE BY ATTORNEYS WILL BE REQUIRED TO BE FILED ELECTRONICALLY THROUGH THE CIVIL ELECTRONIC FILING SYSTEM (EFS).
 
EFFECTIVE OCTOBER 6TH YOU SHOULD NO LONGER FILE THOSE DOCUMENTS ACROSS THE COUNTER OR BY MAIL.  A LINK TO THE LIST OF DOCUMENTS THAT CANNOT YET BE E-FILED IS LOCATED BELOW.

 

E-FILING UPDATE 12/19/2014: FILINGS CURRENTLY NOT AVAILABLE TO BE E-FILED

 

IT IS EXPECTED THAT THIS LIST WILL BE REDUCED AS MORE DOCUMENT TYPES CAN BE ELECTRONICALLY FILED, SO PLEASE CHECK THIS LIST OFTEN.

NOTICE OF E-FILING FEES

E-Filing Fees for NEW FILINGS and FILINGS WITH A FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THEM = $15.00.  E-Filing Fees for FILINGS WITH NO FEE ASSOCIATED WITH THEM = $8.00.

FEES CHARGED WHETHER OR NOT E-FILING SYSTEM IS USED.

Berks County Prothonotary's Office
Marianne R. Sutton, Prothonotary
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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.
Contact Information:
Address:
Berks County Prothonotary
Berks County Courthouse, 2nd Floor
633 Court Street
Reading, PA  19601
Phone:
 
 Office Hours:
610-478-6970
 
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.
Passport Hours:
Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 3:30 p.m.

 

Closed: Federal Holidays, Good Friday, General Election Day and the Day After Thanksgiving
Marianne R. Sutton
Prothonotary
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